Advantages Small, simple, packed with many, many features, great optics from the better lenses
Disadvantages Small film format, dated AF technology
I got this as prices have come down due to the advent of digtal slowly killing most film formats. I aquired 2 bodies, the 17, 50 macro, 22-80, 80-230 APO and the 400 Mirror. I have taken this on some trips and have left my 900 Maxxum kit home as it was kind of heavy to drag around. This was my experience:
-The S-1 is a modern spin on the Olympus Pen FT. Is is also a prrofinder (though much brighter) and the APS is a tad bigger than the 1/2 frame Olympus used, but is the same concept.
I bought tons of Fuji 200APS film cheap on *bay so I am well stocked. I will have fun with my vectis, taking it to family functions, wedings and trips and will get back really nice 4x5 prints until it stops working. This system is smaller and easier to use than the Nikon Pronea, which while has access to all Nikon AF lenses, are much bigger and heavier than the Vectis lenses with no appreciable improvement in image quality (in my experience, Minolta lenses are as good as Nikon and Canon lenses..blasphemy in Nikondium and Canonville, but true per most lens tests)One day the electronics will stop working, but if the longevity of the electronics in my Minolta CLE, MD-11 and Maxxum 9000 are any indication (25-30 years and still working), it will outlast any production of APS film. A great P&S system for most uses.
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