Your Camelution


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Mar 9, 2014
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Ok. Too cheesy? Camelution. Camera + Evolution = Camelution. Sigh.

Do you remember your line of cameras? Here's mine from VERY beginning to today. I didn't take this as a serious thing until three or so years ago, so there is a bit of a leap from 2003.

Canon Rebel Something SLR Film = All of my photos were underexposed. I had no clue what I was doing, so I wasted a ton on film.
Kodak Easyshare CX4230
Fuji S5200 = Best JPEG I've ever seen come out of a camera.
Nikon D3000
Nikon D90
Canon 5d MKII
Nikon D7100
Canon 20D
Nikon D7000
Nikon D90
Nikon D610
Olympus OMD EM10 = Helped me dive into legacy lenses and manual focus.
Olympus OMD EM1
Olympus OMD EM10
Olympus EPL1
Panasonic Lumix LX5
Sony A7 = I finally found my one true love. Quirky but phenomenal. This thing is everything that I've been looking for. Another few years and I'll have MKII for IBIS.

I still have my Fuji, and it still takes amazing jpegs. It's beat to hell and back, but it stomps all over the D3000 and 20D.

I kind of have my second D90 around. I gifted the camera to my buddy, and he never hesitates to let me borrow it. It's still one of my favorites.
Cheesy term? Yes.

Kodak Brownie (discovered it in a drawer about 1967)
replaced by Kodak Instamatic 126 (c. 1970)
replaced by Minolta HiMatic 7s rangefinder (c. 1975)*
replaced by Minolta SRT201 (c. 1978)
replaced by Nikon Coolpix P&S (c. 2005)
replaced by Nikon D40 (2007)*

Nikon F90 then Nikon N90S (2009)* -- I needed a film SLR for class and son #2 has the F90 for his class.
Nikkormat FT3 (2013)* -- I just wanted one.
AGFA Compur (2015)* -- it caught my eye at a flea market.

I used my father's Minolta SRT101 on occasion from about 1973 until I bought the SRT201.
The Highmatic, Coolpix and AGFA were gifts; I purchased the others. I gave the F90 to son #2 when he graduated from high school.
I'd like to eventually get a Nikon F4.
Someday I will probably replace the D40 with something a bit more updated but I haven't had a real need.

* I still use these.
No Name Brand Compact P&S Film Camera
Kodak Easyshare DX7440
Sony Cybershot DSC-H50
Nikon D60
Nikon D7000
Nikon D610

That's it for me. My parents had a Minolta Maxxum 400si with a couple lenses, but I only used it a few times.

I also had the Fuji X20 and X100 but I didn't consider those apart of my camera evolution. They were just my "fun" cameras I had for a while and then turned around and sold them.
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First, I used my parents' Kodak 110 camera, whatever model it was.
Then I got a Vivitar 35mm point-and-shoot for my 17th birthday.
When I was 22, I bought myself a Pentax K1000 with a Takumar 28-80mm lens and a flash as a combination birthday/college graduation present.

That's pretty much as far as I got.

At least in terms of "replacements." I've more recently gotten other cameras and I enjoy using them. Some of them might even be "better" than the K1000. But I've never replaced her. In fact, she's sitting right next to me, 12 more shots left in a roll of Agfa.
Kodak Brownie Vecta - aged about 11
1930s Agfa folder - aged about 18
Zenit E - aged 20
Canon T60 .- aged 40ish
Canon 350D - aged 52
Canon 650D aged 58
Pentax MX - aged 62

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Started with a dinky Point and Shoot
Lumix DMC-LC20

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Then I wheedled my way to getting a Canon Powershot G5 for my birthday.


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Used it till college when I used film with a Nikon F80 borrowed from my brother.
My uncle gave me his old FE2. My brother wanted his F80 back so I bought an F100 on eBay.
Best camera ever that I hardly used.

I got tired of film costs so I wheeeedled my way to getting a Nikon D70s with the 18-70 for Christmas.
Best camera ever!!!!

One day it broke so I upgraded to the mighty D300. was the most amazing camera ever

I was offered a great deal on a used D700. I bought it.
Whoa! best most amazing camera EVERRRR

Next I got my travel buddy camera the Lumix LX5.
Best little camera ever.

Finally, the D700 was starting to show signs of age (failing shutter).
Soooo..I upgraded to the D810.
Actually is the best camera ever.

Honorable mentions:
company issued Olympus E520, E620, and EP1.
Plastic 120 roll film camera circa mid '60s bought for me in a drugstore while walking to our place along the Rose Parade route.
Kodak Instamatic 126, used in my first darkroom course.
Argus C44, hand-me-down, with the three lenses.
Minolta SRT-101, new, with the standard 28, 50, 135 & 2x setup.
Pentax ME Super, new, to replace stolen SRT, first zoom lenses.
Second ME Super with power winder grip.
Olympus IS-20, received as gift after I had given my brother one ME Super and the other broke down.
Kodak DC20, first digital, to e-mail photos.
Sony DSC-V1, used it for a few years and recently it gave to my grandson.
Nikon D200, hand-me-down.
Second D200 with grip.
Various cartridge-type film cameras (110, 126, Disc etc.)
Polariod SX-70
Pentax K1000
Pentax MX
Pentax ME Super
Mamiya 645
Mamiya RB67
Mamiya C330
Sony DSC Something-or-other No 1.
Sony DSC Something-or-other No 2.
Nikon D60
Nikon D7000
Nikon D600
Nikon D600
Tenax Automatic (I found my dad's camera from the early 60's)
Nikon D7100
Nikon FM2n
Nikon P7100
Mamiya RB67
Kodak 3A (Same model my grandfather had)
Nikon P7100 (IR Converted)
Nikon D600 (IR Converted)
Shen Hao HZX 45 IIA
Canon 400D
Canon 7D

Mine is rather short! I could add in a polaroid and disposable film cameras and one early digital point and shoot; but honestly back then I wasn't doing "photography" I was doing snaps and not thinking of anything just recording a moment (badly). So I don't really count those days

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