What was your first camera?

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  1. Mike_E

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    What was your first camera and how old were you when you got it?

    What was the first camera that you bought yourself?

    My first was a Kodak Brownie at age 5. Then I got to play with my dad's Argus (with supervision ;))

    The first one I bought was a Minolta SRT 101. Just before heading to Daytona Beach. :lol:
     
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    Mine was a good ol Pentax K1000. What a workhorse. Sometimes I miss the simplicity.
     
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    My first camera was a Canon AE-1 that my dad bought in college. I was around 9 or 10, I think.

    I bought my first camera last year when I got my D300. Saved up for years to get that thing (the woes of a college income). I was first going to get the D80, then the D200, but I found a good deal on the D300 so I went with that.
     
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    Nikon FG-20, in 1985. Paid for half after my parents matched half, saving from my part time job delivering papers.
     
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    some kind of Kodak instamatic with disposable flash-cubes. mid 1970's. i was about 6 or 7.

    a Praktica SLR + Pentacon 50mm. Probably an MTL3 or a Super TL, bought around 1980.
     
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    i can't even remember the first camera i was given. it was wide and flat.
    my parents got me a crappy vivitar before we went to mexico...
    first camera i baught myself was a nikon coolpix 4600
     
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    First camera I specifically asked for as a gift, was a Kodak Handle. Think I was about 7-8 at the time. Their version of an instant film camera. Of course Polaroid sued them and Kodak had to stop selling the film and destroy all their stock. I still have a Kodak Handle and a sealed full package of film (not my original camera though).

    The first camera I purchased was a Kodak 110 from my fathers camera store. He tried to give me an older used Nikon 35mm but I wanted that slick looking silver 110. I was about 9 at the time. I was really upset as I lost it about 5 months later when we had a boating accident.

    First 35mm purchased was a Nikon 6006. I was 21 at the time. It's been down hill since. :lol:
     
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    My first camera was my dad's battered black Pentax Spotmatic F with a SMC 50mm f/1.4. When it stopped working and could not be fixed, I bought another Spotmatic F (a chrome body in very good condition) and still use it. Since then I added a couple of lenses.
     
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    Kodak Starmeter and I was 11 years old. This was before SLRs were on the scene.

    skieur
     
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    My first camera was a Kodak 126 Instamatic when i was 10 or 11 years old, too long ago to remember my age to be honest. Used it and my mother's Kodak Brownie till I was out of high school and then moved on to my father's Agfa Isolette. The first camera I ever purchased was a Yashica TL Electro.
     
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    My first camera was my dad's Nikon F2a. I was introduced to photography by my dad in the early 70's as a pre-teen. The first camera I bought myself was the Nikon E8800, then the D200, and now the D700. The last 3 happened over the last nearly 4 years.

    I still have the E8800, it is an awesome P&S and my carry 'round camera in the car when I don't carry a dSLR (which is rare).
     

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