My name is Graham. I was born in Scotland and moved to Canada 35 years ago.
My first camera was a Voigtlander Vito B, purchased when I was 15. I continued for a number of years as an amateur, doing a few weddings, until the pressure of education and career pushed photography into the background. I really didn't take it up again seriously until 1988, and then strictly as an amateur. I replaced the Voigtlander with a Minolta 7000 and have used Minoltas ever since.
I presently own the Voigtlander Vito B, although I don't use it now, the 7000 which is in retirement, just like me,
a 5 and a film 7 with VC-7 grip. (a fantastic camera, IMHO)
I took delivery of a Maxxum 7D Yesterday with a VC-7D grip.
The 7D looks like it will be a great camera, however I don't see myself getting rid of my film 7 camera soon. I do a lot of close-up photography, but my favourite wide angle lens is now a moderate wide angle lens when used with the 7D.
My lenses are a 24 -135 f 3.5 Tamron SP, Minolta 50mm f1.7, Minolta 50mm f2.8 with 1:1 macro, Minolta 70 - 210mm f 3.5-4.5 and a Minolta 75-300mm f4.5-5.6. I also have a new 28-80 (D) lens which is never used as it's J--k.
All my films, positive and negative, are scanned to tiff files, using a Dimage scan Dual II and Vuescan and edited in Photoshop CS.