Did I mention I LOVE my Sony Alpha a100... I'm so glad I didn't get a Canon 400D (XTi) or a Nikon D40!
The lens used to take these pictures is a legendary lens. Minolta 70-210/f4.0 nicknamed the "Beercan". They go for around US$150 on TheBay. I traded a perfectly good 50mm/1.4 for it at a slight loss with a fellow forum member on http://www.dyxum.com
, because I didn't want to deal with the hassle of selling mine and buying one on eBay. And I'm not sorry I did it.
The girl in the pics is my daughter.