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View Poll Results: Which was you own first camera and do you still have it?
Leica 24 2.19%
Kodak 218 19.87%
Canon 150 13.67%
Nikon 130 11.85%
Agfa 24 2.19%
Pentax 93 8.48%
Olympus 66 6.02%
Contax 8 0.73%
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Old 07-30-2016   #561
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Practika Nova 1968, got it just in time for the Hemisfair in San Antonio, TX. I was 16.
I have to say it was followed quickly by a Pentax H1a, the clacking of the Practika was too much to bear.
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Old 08-03-2016   #562
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A Canon SLR I bought a second hand Canon AE-1 Program, shame on me!

My school friends' cameras were typically Minolta-SLRs, or Nikons, or Konicas, so if I would have listened to them, I would have chosen better, I suppose

I sold it quite soon, IIRC after a year or so, because I found out that I do not need any automatisation for a good picture
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Old 08-17-2016   #563
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Old 08-17-2016   #564
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My first camera was a Kodak, I do not remember (I was 12 or so) what kind. I only remember that to focus, I had to walk front and back. The one I remember well came at the college years, a Pentax K1000, which I replaced by the Pentax ME when I got married (1980). The Pentax ME was stolen and replaced with Canon AE1, which my daughter still has. She used it in college too.
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Old 09-04-2016   #565
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Kodak X177 126 Instamatic, in the late 1970's
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Old 09-05-2016   #566
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I had a Fujifilm Advantix point and shoot in my younger days. It was a birthday gift when I was in my teens in the early 90s. I mostly took pictures of my friends and I hanging out at house parties (mischievous grin). I still have the negatives and about 75% of them scanned to digital. Wish I knew where the camera was now so I could mount it on the wall.
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Old 09-06-2016   #567
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Kodak Instamatic X-15f 126 was actually the first, but the Pentax K1000 was my first real camera, circa 1980. Then: Pentax MX -> Nikon FM -> Nikon F2A

A few weeks back my local camera store had three K1000's in their used cased turned in my one owner. I cherry picked the best body and the 50/1.4 for $69. It's probably been 35 years since I handled the K1000. I was shocked at how heavy and well-built the K1000 feels today. Even the finder is brighter than I would have thought!
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Old 10-09-2016   #568
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My first camera was a Kodak Brownie Starmite II I got for my birthday when I was around 6, in the mid 60s. I wore out the latch, and the film carrier fell out the bottom when I was 12.
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Old 10-26-2016   #569
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Either:

A Polaroid 'Land' camera, that as far as I can remember, could only take black and white instant film packs. I had so much trouble getting the film tabs arranged right in the camera so that pulling one photo out would automatically make the tab for the next photo to stick out ready for removal, that I gave up after the first film.

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A Kodak instamatic 177x camera that took 126 film and had two weather symbols and no other exposure controls. I think I ran about 2 films through it.

I always thought that if the camera makers had carried with the good 126 cameras, which had actual exposure controls and focusing, then 'APS' wouldn't have appeared. What a waste of time that format turned out to be.

My first real camera was a prinzflex 500e with 58mm lens, which I paid 17.50 for in a sale at Dixons in the arndale in Manchester. I got bored with it within a week and took it back and they gave me the pre-sale price of 22 back!
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Old 11-06-2016   #570
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Bencini Comet II (made in Italy)
It was in 1953 and I was 8
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Old 11-06-2016   #571
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Olympus OM-1. I shot a couple of 126 rolls with a Kodak Instamatic before, but the OM-1 was my first camera that I had all too myself. My dad was a bit of a photo buff (he still has his Contaflex Super B at 89 yrs old) and was very encouraging of my very rather expensive interest as a middle schooler. The photo interest -- which led to photo editor and editor in chief gigs for school and university publications -- undoubtedly greatly helped me in getting into very competitive schools for college and law school and really helped my non-photo career. Still have the original OM-1 too, although I lost a bunch of other OM cameras to a burglar in the early 1990's. Glad the burglar missed this one!
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Old 11-06-2016   #572
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My first was a Kodak Pony 135 bought in NY Times Square Area in 1961.
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Old 11-07-2016   #573
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My very first camera was a Kodak 110 plastic fold-away job. I still have the negatives from the early to mid 1970's. My first 'proper' camera was the venerable Zenit E.
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My very first camera was scale focus, (zone focus) Smena-Symbol
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Old 11-07-2016   #575
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Ok I'm guessing we are talking about film cameras because my first one was actually one of them Nikon Coolpix with a CF card of 16MB haha!

My first film camera was....drumroll and you wouldn't believe it, a Holga.

and I still have it, because the one I had was a CMYK special edition LOL.
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Old 11-08-2016   #576
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An official Cub Scout camera, given to me on my birthday about 1954. Long gone, as is 1954.

http://historiccamera.com/cgi-bin/li...t&app_id=2341&
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Kodak Brownie Hawkeye (620)!

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Old 11-10-2016   #578
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An official Cub Scout camera, given to me on my birthday about 1954. Long gone, as is 1954.

http://historiccamera.com/cgi-bin/li...t&app_id=2341&
That looks exactly like my first camera, except that it had a different plate/label on the front. Mine was purchased with breakfast cereal box tops and a dollar!

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Old 11-10-2016   #579
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A Minolta Maxxum STsi (or, Dynax 404si if you were outside of the Americas in the early 2000s).

It was the first camera that was 100% mine-all-mine. I sold it 5 or 6 years later to a co-worker. I should drop her a line to see if it's still around..

I sometimes wonder if learning on that particular camera has affected my shooting style in ways I don't even realize. One carry-over that I am almost positive I can pinpoint: The Minolta had a handy spot meter that could be activated by pressing a dedicated button next to the eyepiece with your thumb. I remember I used it all the time, especially shooting concerts. To this day, I still feel most comfortable with a spot.
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That looks exactly like my first camera, except that it had a different plate/label on the front. Mine was purchased with breakfast cereal box tops and a dollar!

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They apparently made several varieties, just changing the front plate. The website shows a Girl Scout camera, and a few more.
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Old 11-20-2016   #581
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My first camera is Nikon F90X with battery grip, is amazing camera.
Replaced by F5 4 years later.

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