I bought my first camera in High School, a brand new X-700. I've been with Minolta ever since. Moved into AF with the 600si, and 7 and 9. Then went digital and retro at the same time with the 7D and XD-11 and XE-7. Now have the A700 and the 7D is the only camera I sold (to help fund the A700), and I kind a wish I'd kept it:( Have more lenses than I need but can't part with all those old, wonderful Minolta lenses especially the G auto focus lenses and MD prime lenses. Currently shooting a lot with the CZ lenses, especially the 85, 135 and 16-80 (though I prefer full frames lenses since I still shoot with the 7 and 9 film cameras so carrying the digital only lenses limits my options).