Finally got a SRT101, long time coming, but now I have one! Back in the day I was a confirmed Pentax Spotmatic user and turned my nose up at the new fangled SRT with it's pansy full aperture metering...I mean..who needs it? In the seventies (yes I'm that old) when I was using Pentax gear, friends deserted the Asahi camp for the new kid on the block...the SRT101. They raved about the viewfinder, the metering and the Rokkor lenses, but I stayed loyal to Pentax and no Minolta crossed my path until the lovely XE1 arrived. At that time I was using a Leica R3, and must admit that I preferred the Minolta. Alas, both my Xe's have passed on, leaving me with a few Minolta lenses with no home....enter the SRT. The black camera I have used here came with a complete overhaul, ready for action, and I must admit that the camera looks and handles great...maybe my friends were right! The SRT came with a couple of lenses that I didn't have, a 24mm 2.8 and an 85mm 1.7. I already had a 28mm 2.8, 35mm 2.8, 5mm 1.4, 55mm macro, 135mm .8 and a 200mm 3.5...so good range then! I must admit that I still slightly prefer the handling of the Spotmatic, but the Minolta viewfinder is a definite improvement, as is the metering. Ok. ok, full aperture metering is better! Seems very accurate too, so maybe something in the CLC thing that Minolta made a big deal about way back then. Very handsome camera too, something about those black seventies SLR's that really float my boat. A little about the lenses, which all seemed to perform really well, which I'm sure is no surprise to readers here. The 50mm 1.4 in my opinion is not quite up to the Takumar, but all the others are equal or better. The two that stood out are the 85 and 24, with the latter being a real cracker in my opinion. The 55 macro is no slouch either. Anyway here is the camera and a few pics.