Born and raised in Sydney Australia, photography became a hobby around 1980. My first camera (film) was a Ricoh KR5 which was then joined by a couple of Tamron lenses. A second body, a KR10M then joined the kit bag. My photography then took a serious turn around 1995 and I moved into the now late and great Minolta family. Two film bodies and a selection of lenses then sent the Ricohs onto the cupboard shelves. History has shown that Minolta decided to exit the digital camera market, but Sony stepped in. My backpack now contains a Sony a850 with a selection of Sigma lenses; a 20mm 1.8; a 50mm 1.4; a 70 - 200 2.8 & a 70 - 300 4 - 5.6. I enjoy all forms and genres of photography with no definite stand out favourite.