My first camera

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    My first real camera beyond piddly P&S stuff was a Canon Rebel G.
     
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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I've carried many cheap-to-replace (but capable) cameras in my car over the
    years. Currently, it's a beat up Nikkormat with 105/2.5.

    In the past I've also carried Ricoh and "Vivitar" and other similar SLRs that
    could be replaced for about $20.
     
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    My very first camera was a Brownie Starmite around Christmas 1961
    followed by a Konica Auto S2 circa 1968 purchased in VietNam
    followed by a Pentax Spotmatic circa 1969 purchased in Okinawa

    The collection grew in numbers after this, but the cameras above are what started everything.

    The Konica was stolen while in Okinawa, but a few years ago I purchased one on ebay as I had liked it so well.
    The original Pentax Spotmatic I still have and it's still alive and well and had a roll of Tri-X put through it a few weeks ago.:D
     
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    Hmmm ... not sure ... I had a Brownie, I had a Polaroid Swinger, I had an Instamatic ... I don't remember which came first. I think it was an off-brand 620 box. My first and only 35mm camera was (and still is) my Minolta XD-11.
     
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    My first SLR was a Minolta XG-7 because it was about $100 cheaper than the XD-11 or the Nikon FE. The Canon AE 1 was shutter priority, so it wasn't even a consideration.
     
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    I bought an Instamatic when I was 10, a Polaroid when I was 14, and a Nikon F when I was 18. I've since become a camera packrat.
     
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    my first slr was a canon a1 that was my dads. My first digital was some semi-ok sony p&s.
     
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    My first camera was a minolta qtsi maxxum film slr. I miss that thing.:(
    I recently scored a canon t2 on ebay, which is similar, and that has reignited my passion for film. I do carry it around, as it was only $40. :thumbup:
     
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    My first camera was a Polaroid. Then a 35mm Vivitar, which I used up until about 8 years ago. Then went through Various 'Digital' cameras...I think a cheap ol' Vivitar was my first digital. Then a Kodak, sony, HP photo smart (or some crap like that)Canon..Nikon CoolPix (which I love), then a Nikon D5000,.... I'm sticking with Nikon from here on out. <3

    I do have to say...kinda miss Polaroids. LOL they were fun!
     
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    Aside from my Minolta HiMatic E, my first SLR was a Pentax Auto 110 with three primes, auto winder, and flash. Kept me happy for years.
     
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    I bought my first camera when I was 10 years old. It was an older, 1960's style plastic "box camera" that used 620 rollfilm,and made square images. It had a single shutter speed, a black plastic stick-up shutter release, knob film winding, with the old red-window system. I shot my first photos with it back in 1973.

    My first "real" camera was a Kodak Pony 135-B 35mm, with a collapsible 51mm f/4.5 Kodak Anaston lens and adjustable scale focusing, with shutter speeds of B, 1/25,1/50,1/100,and 1/200. Knob advance, knob rewind, manually cocked shutter...no light meter...used the exposure guide inside the film boxes until I bought an old GE light meter, and then a Weston Master II meter. I bought that when I was 12 years old.
     

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