The list author says: "Photography has always been a hobby and passion for me since childhood. I can remember as a teenager borrowing my grandmother's 35mm SLR and driving out the Mojave Desert to get photos of the first landing of the Space Shuttle. I did not end up anywhere near close enough to get good shuttle pictures so I turned the camera on the crowd and started taking people pix. To this day I still enjoy taking candid photos of people. A few years after the Mojave trip I purchased a Canon A1 35mm SLR and I was hooked. I got on the digital bandwagon early, my first digital camera was a Sony Mavica (FD-71 I think), a very low resolution camera that stored photos on a 3.5 inch floppy disk .. Wow! that was Hi-Tech. Since then I've owned many point and shoot digitals and eventually moved up to my first Digital SLR, an Olympus E-20. Then in 2002 I came full circle and went back to Canon... I bought the EOS 10D. Since then I replaced the 10D with a 20D and also bought a 30D, eventually sold the 20D and now I have two 40D's and the EOS 1D Mark III."