Do you still own your first camera?

8 months 2 days ago #644260 by Zach Mosher
There was a discussion on another board I belong to today talking about first cameras.  I was surprised how many people still own their first cameras!

I barely remember what my first camera was, let alone still have it. 

Do you still have your first camera?  


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8 months 2 days ago #644261 by Nikon Shooter
Nope… who would want to hold to an Instamatic anyway?  :rofl:

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8 months 2 days ago #644292 by donmammoser
Yes, I still own have my first camera. I remember when I was 11 or 12 and my dad gave me two things: a copy of a magazine devoted to Ansel Adams and other one is his old cameras: a Kodak Medalist II and I am very pleased to say this is still in good position. Whenever I go for a trip I often carry this as the camera quality of this is really amazing.


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8 months 2 days ago #644294 by KevinH
I still own mine. Canon A-1. Still in great condition. The data back is out of date by about 25 years though. Still have all my original Canon and Tamron lenses I bought with it. I bought this in 1978 shortly after it first came out.


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8 months 2 days ago #644299 by earthian
I have most of my cameras starting from my Dad's Agfa Clack in 1971. Followed by my brothers canon AT1, a ZENIT SLR, Nikon D70 s(stolen), D3s, D850. I had a SONY or was it Citizen instamatic but forget the model.


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8 months 1 day ago #644410 by Alex
Nope, sold that camera when I moved into the D700 10 years ago.  

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8 months 1 day ago #644421 by Ted Baker
I don't even still have my first wife!  LOL

Seriously though, my first camera is long, long gone. 


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8 months 1 day ago #644532 by Ian Stone
When I'm ready to move onto another camera, I sell it then.  No since in keeping it, it's only going to depreciate in value in most cases.  Might as well get FMV for it and fund my new purchase.  


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8 months 15 hours ago #644562 by Paris Gal
No I do not. 

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8 months 2 hours ago #644603 by Moe
OMG no.  That was like 16 years ago. That camera is long gone!


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7 months 4 weeks ago #644626 by Stanly
Lol, really?

 I think there are very few people that will still have their very first camera. 

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7 months 4 weeks ago #644635 by Frost Photography
+1 agree and add me to that list.  

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7 months 4 weeks ago #644681 by J Hemingway

Nikon Shooter wrote: Nope… who would want to hold to an Instamatic anyway?  :rofl:


Agree unless you are some sort of collector.  :agree:


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7 months 4 weeks ago #644852 by Dan Spade
Yeah right that sucker is long gone. 


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7 months 3 weeks ago #645022 by Hawkins
Not here, I gave that camera to my sister.  She has it.  


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