As a technologist, my first draw to photography were the mechanics of photography. My first foray into photography came with the purchase of a Pentax 35mm SLR, which was stolen less than a year later. From there, it was an easy move to the Nikon N80, which was my last 35mm SLR. As digital became more affordable, my inner geek urged me to switch to a Canon 20D, and I haven't looked back. Since that original DSLR purchase, I've migrated from the 20D to Canon’s 40D to the 7D, then to the 5D Mk II, before upgraded to a new-to-me Canon 5D Mk III just recently.