Hello to all the Members!
My name is Alex, I'm writing from Israel, since I was 13 years old for my "Barth Mitzvah" ceremony day, my pass away Daddy brought me my first meeting with "Minolta" brand cameras was a Rolleiflex copy named "Autocord" which gave me 12 photos 6x6cm size negative on a 120 roll film.
This lovely camera was with me for more of 3 decades...& I gave to a collector friend, still working with NO problems. During the years I own a lot of brands, from Leica, Olympus OM-1 &OM-2s, Nikon F2, till during end 80ties I order from a friend that was visiting NY....to buy for me at "B&H Photo"...my first 35mm Minolta brand Autofocus 7000 was a Maxxum one, together with the originally Minolta macro 100mm 2,8 lens that still with me till today + the Maxxum 4000 flash unit. After 3 years i changed the body to a Maxxum 8000i (Also the flash to the newer 5,200 as the shoe changed...to the current one use by KM or Sony bodies)...two years after I changed again for my last film body that still with me guarded today a Maxxum 9xi together with a Minolta 24-85mm lens & changed the strobe to the last Film type the 5,400HSS one.
Now concerning the "Digital Epoch"...among my KM 7D DSLR I also collect a Panasonic 20 with a Leica 12x zoom, a cheap Nikon Coolpix L-4 (My kids use it!), & for my private use I acquired also a Canon P&S A-710-IS, which mainly as today it's very difficult for me to walk, & the 7D'Tamron combo is big & heavy...when I walk I take such Canon P&S as has an a Stabilized 6x zoom lens.
Near 99% of my photos I send by my mail account...trough Picasa photo organizer I have also the "Neat Image Demo" noise reduction software, + the "Faststone" photo program ONLY...for add Frames to my photos.
O.K...I really end this post, with my best wishes of continuing enjoying your KM/Sony gear.
Peace, to all of you