Lives in Canada Brampton ON, Canada
Works as a Biophysicist
Joined on Jan 13, 2004
About me:

1st SLR: Pentax Spotmatic, 1968 (still working!)
2nd SLR: Minolta Maxxum 9000, 1986 (dying!!)
1st DC: Pentax Optio 555, 2003 (>12,000 shots; retired)
1st DSLR: Sony A-57, 2012

JohnFrim's current gear

Sony SLT-A57
Sony DT 18-250mm F3.5-6.3
Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM
My 4th camera and 2nd digital camera, bought May 2012.
Bought to replace 55-200mm zoom. Will try it as my all-around lens.
Came as the kit lens with the A57.
Other gear:
  • Minolta 28-85mm; from Maxxum 9000 days.
  • Minolta 50mm/1.7 standard lens.
  • Minolta 75-300mm "big beer can".

JohnFrim's previous gear

Pentax Optio 555
Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM
My third camera and first digital, bought in Dec 2003.
Bought this lens with the Sony A57. Traded it back for the 18-250mm after missing several shots on vacation due to having the wrong lens on the camera.
Other gear:
  • Minolta Maxxum 7000 Purchased for my wife's use, 1986. 35-70mm zoom.
  • Minolta Maxxum 9000 My second camera, bought in 1986. 28-85mm zoom, 75-300mm zoom, AF4000 flash.
  • Pentax Spotmatic My first camera, bought in 1968. Added bellows, Takumar 28mm fixed wide angle and Takumar 200mm fixed telephoto lenses (zooms were too expensive for me back then).