For a detailed account of my photographic background, together with some of my favourite images, you can read my "One of Us" profile on the international Dyxum photographic community site, where I am part of the admin team as one of their "Alpha Eyes":
www.dyxum.com/dforum/one-of-us-64-jozioau_topic130659.html

I've been keen on photography since childhood, encouraged by my dad. Started with Kodak Box Brownie, then learned about the creative side of photography using aperture and shutter controls on my dad's twin lens reflex. Got my first 35mm rangefinder camera for my 18th birthday, then saved for and bought my first 'serious' camera, a single lens reflex Minolta SRT101 plus a couple of Rokkor lenses in 1969.
Stayed with Minolta over the decades, with a minor upgrade to the SRT303 Super and then moving to an X700 system camera plus various Rokkor lenses in 1982.
In 1995 I made the jump to autofocus with the Minolta 500si Super, and a couple of years later upgraded to a more sophisticated Minolta 505si Super, and a set of Minolta autofocus lenses.
Held off the switch to digital until I bought a Minolta 5D in 2006, then when Minolta was taken over by Sony, I stuck with the brand and the alpha lens mount mainly as a result of my investment in good lenses.
My Sony Alpha cameras started with the a100, then stepped up to the a700, plus the full frame a900, and currently I own and use the full frame DSLT a99ii, an a99, plus the APSC frame a77ii together with a comprehensive collection of professional quality Carl Zeiss and Sony G prime and zoom lenses, plus a legacy Minolta 500mm f8 autofocus Reflex, and a couple of Sigma lenses (a full frame 15mm linear fisheye, and a 10-20mm ultra wide angle for APSC cropped sensor).
My interests are universal as can be seen in my albums and photo stream, but with an obvious bias to travel, nature, architecture, wildlife.

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Name:
Joe Lewit
Joined:
August 2007
Hometown:
Melbourne
Currently:
Melbourne, Australia
I am:
Male and Taken
Occupation:
Architect (retired), photographer