Hey everybody! I was looking for a good photography forum and this is were I ended up! I just purchased my first DSLR today, I have always loved taking pictures ever since I was young but I only had lower quality cameras then. I bought a Sony A200 kit that came with a 18-70mm f4.5-5.6 lens and a 70-300mm f4.5-5.6. I also stopped buy a garage sale today and found a couple of lenses from an older minolta all in perfect condition. I got a Minolta Maxxum AF Zoom 70-210mm f1.4 lens with Macro function, a Minolta Maxxum AF Zoom 35-70mm f1.4 lens with Macro function, and a Minolta Maxxum AF 50mm f1.7.. The lady wanted 60 dollars for all three so I grabbed them. From what I understand they are pretty good lenses? Here are a couple of my favorite picture that I have taken over the years with the lower quality cameras: Well I know I have a lot to learn and I hope to be around these forums for awhile!