My photographic equipment:

Konica-Minolta Maxxum 5D (7D RIP ~12100 shots, current flipped x1 ~250)
Sony Alpha a700 w/ Grip
Sony Alpha a900 w/ Grip
Sony Alpha a99 w/ Grip
Sony Alpha a77
Sony Alpha a6000
Sony Alpha a5000
Sony Alpha NEX 5n
Sony DSC-W290 (x2)
Sony WX1
Sony HDR-GW77V
Konica-Minolta Dimage Z5
Pentax Optio S7 (dVix)
Minolta Maxxum 7000 (Old Faithful)
Minolta Maxxum Dynax 7 (RIP)

Sony 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Minolta AF24 f/2.8 (damaged)
Minolta AF24 f/2.8 <- Bought 04/26/07
Minolta AF28 f/2.8
Sony 35mm f/1.8 (DT)
Rokinon 35mm f/1.4
Minolta AF50 f/1.7
Sony 50mm f/1.4
Contax 50mm f1/4
Minolta AF50 Macro f/2.8
Sony Carl Zeiss 85mm f/1.4
Tamron SP AF90mm Macro f/2.5 (SOLD)
Tamron SP AF90mm Di Macro f/2.8
Planar 90mm f/2.0
Contax 135mm f/2.0
Minolta AF135 f/2.8
Sony 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 (DT)
Sony 16-50mm OSS f/3.5-5.6 (e-mount) x2
Sony 16-105mm OSS f/4.0 (e-mount)
Sony 17-35mm f/2.8-4
Tamron SP 20-40mm F2.8
Minolta AF24-50mm f/4
Sony Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 G
Tamron AF28-75mm f/2.8 Di
Minolta AF28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (non-RS)
Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G
Minolta 70-210mm f/4 Beercan
Minolta 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 (focus limiter)
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G
Sigma Aspherical IF 28-135mm f/3.8-5.6
Sigma AF-E 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5
Sigma AF-B 60-200mm f/4-5.6

Minolta 2500D Flash
Minolta 2800AF Flash
Minolta 5400HS Flash (x2) <- modified TTL circuit
Konica-Minolta 2500(D) Flash
Minolta 5600HS Flash
Sony HVL-F58M Flash
Sony HVL-F42M Flash
Sony HVL-F58M Flash
Sony HVL-F60M Flash
Tamron MC7 2x

MEC TravelPack (shoulder)
LowePro Toploader2 (shoulder / belt)
LowePro Rezo TopLoaderZ 20 (shoulder / belt)
LowePro Rezo 170 AW (shoulder / belt)
LowePro Passport Sling II (shoulder)
LowePro Rezo 160 Classified (messenger)
LowePro Mini Rover AW (backpack)
LowePro Rover Light (backpack)
LowePro Fastpack 350 (backpack)
LowePro Lens cases
AlienBees B400 (x2)
AlienBees B800 (x2)
AlienBees B1600
1800 w/s power pack
Generic 23W 5600K light (x3)
… and a whole bunch of stands, reflectors, bouncers, etc

I have a bunch of other “things” to add to the equipment list but honestly what I have is almost more of a collection of gear I have used for particular shoots – a knack so to say.

“Photography is an art form many try to master with equipment alone. To me the most important piece of equipment is the photographers imagination.”

How did I get into photography?

My father once had a Leica R2, then switched over to the Contax system. I learned on the same Contax Q135 with the Carl Zeiss 50mm T* f/1.4 lens and the 85mm T*f/1.2. Later on I added a Planar 90mm f/2 macro lens. As much as I would have loved to continue with the Contax system the cost to go digital was beyond what I could afford and imagine. Thus the day I remember so vividly when I walked into Richmond Number 3 Road London Drugs.

I was thinking: *Canon or Nikon* which will I purchase.

Browsing through the displays a “new” camera caught my attention – the Minolta Maxxum 9. From there on it was all uphill. Of course I still could not afford the 9 😉 so I purchased the 7 🙂
It was not until the Konica and Minolta merge that I finally switched to digital, the KM7D. Till this day I wish I still had it. My trusty KM5D is still clicking away … although it fires off several black frames at the start of each usage!

Minolta colors … bokeh … ah.

Wish List:
Minolta 400mm f/4 APO
Minolta / Sony 135mm STF

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