I guess it's just curiosity more than anything, but what was your first camera? The first one I remember using was an ansco 110 camera. Gosh how I miss that chintzy thing. I took it on every camping trip from the time I was ten until last summer. My first slr was an olympus om-10 I got on ebay for $15. What can I say? I still have it and two lenses, but I never was overly enamored of it. I was excited when it came in the mail because it symbolized adulthood and a chance for creative expression. I wouldn't say it was a bad camera (in retrospect I should've looked for an om-1 which is all manual) but I guess I wanted a camera that was a bit simpler. I guess that's why i went and got a Zenit 12.