Minolta Pro - NZ

Minolta Pro - NZ

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) The Mainland :) Timaru, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Fulltime Professional Photographer since 1987
Has a website at www.photographs.co.nz
Joined on Sep 13, 2004
About me:

Fulltime Professional Photographer since 1987
Have used Minolta Equipment ( Now Sony ) from day one :-)
Started with an XG-1, progressed to 4X X-700's and my main Kit WAS 4x A700's, 1x A900, 1x A580, 4X A77's but all of those are currently on the shelf as using a completely new workflow with 3X new A99's

Just got my first 2X A77II's and the menu system is doing my head in :-(

Early indications of JPG quality and focussing speeds looking good though

Waiting for the next round of A mount body releases....

My lenses go from a Minolta 11-18mm 2.8 to a Minolta 300mm f2.8 and Minolta 600mm f4.0 - my favourite bit of kit :-)
Use both a Sigma APS 8-16mm and Sigma 14mm and 12-24 full frame zoom for interior factory shots

Have 3x Minolta Film 7's which are now there doing nothing..........

Minolta Pro - NZ's current gear

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580
Sony Alpha DSLR-A700
Sony SLT-A77
I had 3 of these and still use 2 for time lapse shots
I had 4 of these at one time but sold all but 1
Sony SLT-A77 II
Sony SLT-A99
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM
Currently have 2 of these Impressed with JPG output Unimpressed with menu changes Disappointed GPS removed
I still use 3X A99 bodies on a DAILY basis shooting industrial work
Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM
Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Sony 1.4x Teleconverter
Sony 100mm F2.8 Macro
Sony 16mm F2.8 Fisheye
Sony 2.0x Teleconverter
Sony 20mm F2.8
Sony 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*
Sony 500mm F8 Reflex
Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro
Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G
Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II
Sony 85mm F1.4 ZA Carl Zeiss Planar T*
Sony DT 11-18mm F4.5-5.6
Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM
Other gear:
  • Konica Minolta AF 100mm f/2.8 (D) Macro Lens
  • Konica Minolta Maxxum Autofocus 24-105mm f/3.5-4.5 D Series Zoom SLR Lens
  • Minolta 100-400mm APO Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • Minolta 300mm f/2.8 Telephoto Lens
  • Minolta 600mm f/4.0 Telephoto Lens
  • Minolta AF Maxxum 28-135mm f/4-4.5 Zoom Lens
  • MINOLTA AF28-85MM F3.5-4.5

Minolta Pro - NZ's wish list

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Sigma 18-300 F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM | C
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III