Ray Maines

Ray Maines

Lives in United States Tacoma, WA, United States
Works as a Retired City Bus Driver
Joined on Feb 11, 2007
About me:

I started with a Sony a200, replaced that with a used a300, and enjoyed them both. Currently have an a77 and am just loving it. Recently added a NEX-6 to the family and love it too.

Tamron 90mm Macro
Minolta 50mm F/1.7
Sony DT 35mm F/1.8

Tamron 18-270mm PZD
Sigma 10-20mm UWA
Sony 70-300 G &
CZ 16-80mm

(Two) Sony HVL-42 Flash

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Ray Maines' current gear

Sony Alpha NEX-6
Sony SLT-A77
Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
Perfect travel, vacation, street, casual, pleasure camera.
Not perfect but a really, really good camera. Maybe the best sensor in the APS/C world.
I don't know where the HSM part came from. I have the old screw drive lens. Love it though.
Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM
Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*
Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS
Great lens. Weird that the Zoom & Focus rings are in the wrong place.
Awesome optics, suspect build quality.
Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro
Way better than the spec.'s or price would lead you to believe. Everybody should have a "Vacation" zoom in their bag.
Perfect choice for first Micro lens.
Other gear:
  • Minolta 24 mm F/2.8 Prime Great inexpensive used WA prime lens
  • Minolta 50 mm F/1.7 Prime Great inexpensive short tele prime.
  • Minolta 70-210 F/4.0 Beercan Over hyped. F/4 is good, everything else not so good. Make me an offer.
  • Sony DT 35 mm F/1.8 What a great small, light weight, inexpensive "normal" lens!
  • Sony HVL-F42 Flash (two of them)
  • Sony SAL 10-18 mm UWA Lens Small, light, expensive, high IQ UWA E-mount lens. Love it!
  • Sony SAL 55-210 E-Mount Lens Perfect longer zoom for the NEX-6
  • Tiffen 28mm Circular Polarizing Filter

Ray Maines' wish list

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Other gear:
  • Super Perfect 16-125 mm A mount "G" Series Kit Lens 90% of my photo's are between 16 & 125 mm. Come on Sony, make my perfect Kit lens. I'll give you direct access to my savings account.