started photographing at the age of 12 with a Rollei 35S in the 1970s, also did darkroom work with the equipment of my father - at least until the bathroom was needed for other things ;-) Later Minolta XD7 /X700, after Monolta let their MD-Bayonet die I switched to Nikon F90. For about 10 years I rarely took fotos until I bought a fuji S602. Had lot of fun on challenges within the fuji board on dpreview. Upgraded to a Minolta A2 and then switched to Pentax K10, later K20, K-7, K5 today K5 IIs. My favourite topic is macro work.