What was your first camera?

1 month 3 weeks ago #694742 by Eli Clark
I'm not sure if there are limits to the number of questions that can be asked here.   I just signed up on this site and posted another question.  Missed that there was a beginner section.  

In my other post, I talk about getting a new camera.  I have a D7100 (made by Nikon) that I want to upgrade.  Actually now that I type this out, I realize many of you typing out your first cameras will likely be from a long time ago, which makes the purpose of seeing what others is shooting with this post, not workable.  LOL 

Well still be fun to speak with you all.  

I'm Eli.


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1 month 3 weeks ago #694745 by Shadowfixer1
First serious camera was a Pentax MX with film winder. A film winder was slower than a motor drive but it still automatically advanced the film. First digital was a Minolta Dimage A7 in 2002. Current camera is an Olympus EM1-MK II.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #694747 by Nikon Shooter
An Instamatic that I found in a city bus.
Two years later, I was given an SRT-101… then things got serious.

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1 month 3 weeks ago - 1 month 3 weeks ago #694759 by Shadowfixer1
My very first camera was one where I saved cereal box tops and mailed in for a camera. It was all plastic and took crappy photos. My dad said no more money would be wasted on film and processing for that camera so my initial photographic journey at 9 years old ended with one roll of black and white. :(

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1 month 3 weeks ago - 1 month 3 weeks ago #694766 by hghlndr6
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1 month 2 weeks ago #694798 by fmw
My first was a Zeiss Contaflex 35mm SLR with a 45mm Tessar f2.8 lens.


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1 month 2 weeks ago #694827 by John Landolfi

hghlndr6 wrote: This ...



+1...more or less. Mine was a Kodak that had been my father's, but looked just like this. I still remember the whisper-quiet shutter sound...


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1 month 2 weeks ago #694963 by KenMan
Oh dang, a Canon point and shoot camera, can't remember the model!


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1 month 2 weeks ago #694964 by KenMan

hghlndr6 wrote: This ...



Does that fold up?


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1 month 2 weeks ago #694971 by hghlndr6

KenMan wrote:

hghlndr6 wrote: This ...



Does that fold up?


Yes.

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1 month 3 days ago #696237 by Eli Clark
Thank you all for taking the time to play along.  What's funny is I look at that older camera shown above and can't help to wonder if that was the 'point and shoot' camera back in the day!  

Do you have this camera still?


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1 month 3 days ago - 1 month 3 days ago #696245 by Screamin Scott
First camera that I remember was an old B&W only Polaroid. First SLR was a Minolta SRT 101. First Digital P&S was a 2mp RCA and the first DSLR was a Nikon D70s... I now have more cameras (both film and digital) than I need...

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1 month 2 days ago #696278 by Piechura
Some Minolta compact film camera. It was pretty good, but I lost it when drunk.


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1 month 2 days ago #696282 by hghlndr6

Eli Clark wrote: Thank you all for taking the time to play along.  What's funny is I look at that older camera shown above and can't help to wonder if that was the 'point and shoot' camera back in the day!  

Do you have this camera still?


LOL, it was far from being "point and shoot."  Everything was manual.  Focus was by either measured distance or guesstimate.  Exposure was by rule-of-thumb (think "sunny 16" rule).  Framing was approximate.  No, I don't have it.  It was a borrowed camera which I eventually returned.

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4 weeks 1 day ago #696550 by Sawyer
Nikon D80 

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