I used to have a Pentax K100 which was one of the best cameras I ever owned. I use a Nikon N-80 now. One of these years I’m going to move up to a DSLR.
Minolta Maxxum AF, 1980, every option, works like new.
Canon A-1 w/extra lenses, works like new.
Recently used in Alaska (08). The film developer wrote on my envelopes that they were awesome pictures.
I love my DSLR but some variety is fun. My old Minolta is just a nice machine to use and pretty to look at. Many of the old lenses are works of art on their owm, beautiful machine work.
I just picked up an 80-200 f4 for the Minolta, 10 bucks, looks like new. It’s a nice cheap hobby if you know how to shop.