My husband went to DC on a business trip and naturally had to take the Nikon to make the most of the treasure of photo opportunities that would be available to him. That leaves me with the 35mm Minolta. Once upon a time this camera was considered to be top of the line. I have captured many wonderful memories within its shutters. Now I stare incomprehensibly at the dials and buttons, switches and gauges. I have no idea how to use it any more. But the hardest to get used to is the drastic difference in exposures and the inability to review and delete unwanted shots. I went through 48 exposures in a matter of minutes, and there was no deleting of bad shots to make room for more. Then there was the long developing period (2 days not including the turn in and pickup day), not to mention the cost. ($7 per single print 24 exposure roll including disk).
No, the colors aren't really that vibrant. I had to increase the saturation to put a little life into the picture. I am hoping that it will all come back in time... so I can teach my husband how to use the 35mm and keep his dirty little paws off of my Nikon!