My photographic equipment:

Body:
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)

Lenses:
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

Flashes:
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

Bags:
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
Studio:
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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