Actually Minolta stole AF technology from Honeywell, the US based instrumentation and computer manufactuer, who despite never having produced an AF camera just happen to own the core patents for AF.Originally posted by ninelives
aiyo, who started AF ?? Minolta.
who started wireless TTL ??? Minolta.
Minolta was sued by Honeywell for Intelectual Proprtey rights infringement and Minolta not only lost the case but paid out 128 million USD to Honeywell. Honeywell then sued a further 8 camera manufacturers and reclaimed 124 million USD.
So there we have it, more BS from Minolta about who really started AF.
As for wireless TTL, I may be wrong but I seem to recall Olympus having wireless TTL control back in the early 1980s with the T32? flash unit.