|Message from Bob Floyd
I picked up photography in college for fun. To be honest I don't know what drew me to it but I do remember being fascinated with Ansel Adams black and whites. My first real camera was a Minolta X-700 and I used it for every photo class the university offered. For nearly two decades I shot with a pair of these fine cameras, avoiding first the jump to AF technology and then later the jump to digital.
Then I gave in and bought a Kodak P&S digital for snapshots and that was all it took. I started looking at digital SLRs to replace my film SLRs. I kept hoping Minolta would come out with one. They finally did and a couple of years ago my wife (along with much help from some very special friends and family) presented me with a shiny new Konica-Minolta Maxxum 7D. That was the push I guess I needed to go back to it on a regular basis.
Please look around and let me know what you think. I don't know everything about this great hobby and am certainly open to critique and criticism so feel free leave comments where you think they may help. I update often so please come back often.
While photographs are created by photographers, not cameras, there is often a bit of the gear head curiousity in all of us about what equipment someone else is using. So for all you curious gear heads out there, here is what's in my bag:
Sony Alpha A700 w/ VG-C70AM Vertical Grip
Konica Minolta 7D w/ VC-7D Vertical Grip
Sony Alpha A100
Konica Minolta AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 (D)
Konica-Minolta 28-75mm f/2.8 (D) AF
Minolta AF 28-100mm f/3.5-5.6 (D) - Kit Lens
Minolta AF 50mm f/1.4 New
Minolta 100mm f/2.8 (D) AF Macro
Minolta AF 70-210mm f/4
Sony 70-200/2.8 G SSM
Minolta 5600HS (D) Flash w/ the extranal battery pack
Giottos MT 8170 Tripod
Manfrotto 322RC2 Grip Action Ballhead
Slik E-Z Pod Monopod
2 B800 Alien Bee Strobes
2 B400 Alien Bee Strobes
plustek OpticFilm 7600i SE 35mm film scanner
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