Buy or bye?
Both meters have features and attractions that make neither a clear winner nor a poor choice. If your criteria are feel, LCD readout, battery type, power consumption, and weight, pick the Minolta VF. If you shoot a lot of flash/ambient mixes, as I do, then the Sekonic gets the nod. Of course, if you have a pocket full of Pocket-Wizards…well, then the Sekonic is the only game in town!