What was your first camera?

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  1. blackdoglab

    blackdoglab yeah I'm easy.... but I'm not cheap

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    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.
     
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    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Bolsey B.
     
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    Zeiss Contaflex, 45mm f2.8 Tessar.
     
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    I had a Kodak instamatic with 126 film and flip-flash!
     
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    Some Pentax compact camera, then a Nikon compact, then a Canon Rebel, then a Minolta compact digital camera, then a Canon Digital Rebel, now a Canon Digital Rebel XTi.

    Lots of different brands.
     
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    First ones I can remember using? Various disposables or cheap cameras using cartridges (110 and/or 126 - my memory's not so good). The first 'real' one (i.e. not throwaway plastic) was an Olympus XA2... at the time I wasn't all that impressed with it; now it's one of my favourites.
     
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    Pentax K1000. Still own, still use it (only now I am getting better with it, so the pictures that come out look better than 10 years ago :lmao: )

    Brian
     
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    My first camera was a Sears KS500 that was my dads and I still use it for some things.
     
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    I had a 110 camera, you know the kind where the viewfinder was waaaay over on the right and the lens waaaay over on the left so there was no chance of your subject being anywhere near where you thought it would be when you got the roll back from developing.
     
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    I remember having all kinds of cheap 'toy' kind of cameras in various colors (including pink). My first 'real' kind was a Vivitar. Just a point and shoot deal but it was nearly neon yellow and water resistant. Took ALOT of pictures with it. It's still around somewhere but I don't believe it works anymore.
    Then a few years ago I got a Canon Rebel (35mm) and within the next few months hope to get an XTi.
     
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    My dad's Pentax Honeywell was the first. Then i got a Maxxum 5 for my grad. present! :)
     

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