Actually, I got this a week ago, but I had a bunch of preposted images, so you find out now!
This is a Sony Alpha. We took advantage of Crcuit City's hardship and got a great deal.
The reason I did this was I had a great old Minolta Maxxum 35mm with 4 fine lenses that have been gathering dust since I went digital with my Canon. I have been tempted to get a Sony digital after they bought Minolta and their superb technology but was unwilling to spend the money. The Maxxum lenses are accepted by the Alpha cameras. Circuit City's demise took care of that concern about expense. Those lenses, and other accessories like elctronic cable release and flash now have a new digital home.
I am delighting in putting these lenses to work.
This image is taken with a fine Minolta 35-105mm Minolta Maxxum lens. The f5 gave a pleasing DoF. I was just messing around to see what would come out of the camera. Not bad.
I love Minolta focusing and metering. At the risk of off putting Canon types, in all honesty I think the Alpha is superior.
Update: Sony RAW and Adobe: The other day I acquired a Sony Alpha 200 which I just love. HOWEVER, the versions of PS (CS2) and Lightroom (1.4.1) I have can not read Sony RAW files. This is most vexing.
I am not inclined to buy later software as I do not otherwise want or need it.
I'll be trying to figure out some sort or work around.
The new web site is live. http://monterey-john-photographer.com/