As a longtime fan of Minolta it's sad to see such an innovative and photographer sensitive producer go. I've had 5 camera bodies (still have the 9x1, 9 and 7D) and continue to use 8 Minolta-mount lenses with great satisfaction. Using Minolta products has always been about value and satisfaction. They'll be sorely missed. Here's hoping Sony can pick up the torch and deliver an exciting camera this summer aspromised in their press release.