What was your first camera?

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  • studio460studio460 Posts: 205Member
    Canon FTb-N (black) + Canon 50mm f/1.4 FD
  • chrisjakeschrisjakes Posts: 43Member
    First Camera Period.... Some fuji 35mm film camera i got at target for $40 in 8th grade when i was on vacation in California

    Digital.... canon powershot S3-IS

    DSLR nikon D5000
  • Dredden85Dredden85 Posts: 364Member
    edited January 2013
    First camera was a Kodak 235. Then at the age of 17, I received a Mamiya NC1000 ^:)^. That camera changed my life! I still think it had the best meter. Then a Nikon N75 (Silver), two years later a Nikon D50. Six years went by shooting the D50 in to the ground. Picked up a D5000 early 2010. Now about to receive a D7000.
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    D7000, 18-200VRII | 50 1.8G | SB-900
  • Swame_spSwame_sp Posts: 58Member
    Nikon Coolpix 4300 (4 mp digital camera).... :)
    Was so excited and also scared on how to use it... Purchased sometime around 2002/2003.

    Now using D7000....
  • BabaGanoushBabaGanoush Posts: 252Member
    edited February 2013
    A Miranda Sensorex. Came with a removable pentaprism. Still have the camera, in mint condition & stored away in its original packaging.
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  • SkintBritSkintBrit Posts: 79Member
    I think mine was a Kodak instant "handle"! Yes, yes I know, I did just publicly admit that.....I'll now go and stand in the corner facing the wall. :\">
    D3s's D700 F100 / Trinity 2.8 Zooms & 1.4 Primes / 105 micro. SB900s with Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 / Mini TT1s. Camranger remote control system.
  • TabazanTabazan Posts: 29Member
    Topcon Unirex. Kasimir Malevitch could have been big fan on my black on black, or white on white. Exposure was a mystery at this time for me.
    Then Polaroïd + the knife for post treatment
    Then Lomo : 4 eyes, 6 eyes (how I would have loved they were digital ... )
    Then Canon 450D with 55-250mm (nice one, the lens) and a Peleng 8mm (= nightmare)
    Then 50D, 7D (With genuine troubles inside), 5D II er ... slooooooooooow. 1Dmk III
    Enters Nikon and happiness with the paradisiac D3s
    Then D4
    Then ...
    Then ...
  • keiremkeirem Posts: 2Member
    My first camera was a Yashica (don't remember the model) in the 80's
    Then a Pentax ME Super
    Followed by a Nikon F801
    And now a D5100 / 1 J1
  • keiremkeirem Posts: 2Member
    edited February 2013
    My first camera was a Yashica (don't remember the model) in the 80's
    Then a Pentax ME Super
    Followed by a Nikon F801
    And now a D5100 / 1 J1
    Sorry about the double post, can't figure out how to delete it.
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  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,128Member
    Wow, quite a diverse group of cameras. Very cool!

    Keep the posts coming!
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • VinsonVinson Posts: 1Member
    Pentax k1000,
    Next
    Nikon F4, & 8008
  • ben_v3ben_v3 Posts: 59Member
    My first camera was a Canon Rebel Ti. I only had it for 4-5 months before buying my D70.

    I haven't been at this nearly as long as the rest of you. ;)
    D600 | AF-S 24-70mm 1:2.8G ED | AF 20mm 1:2.8 D | SB-800
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ben_v3/
  • macsavageg4macsavageg4 Posts: 75Member
    edited February 2013
    My first camera was a Agfa Memo 35ee, then a M42 mount Vivitar, then my first Nikon my Nikkormat FTN. I have a better history posted up in the introduction* thread but there is the basics of my camera history or at least getting to Nikon.

    *corrected spelling.
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  • armullisarmullis Posts: 2Member
    A Nikon FM in 1979. I followed that purchase up with an FG in 1983 (?) and a 8008s in 1992. My next purchase prior to going digital with a D70 in 2004 was a F100 in 2002.
  • adamzadamz Posts: 842Moderator
    Zenith, back in the late 80s which I tried to fix by myself and disassembled to parts... and I was too young back then to put it together once again :)
  • fishguyfishguy Posts: 23Member
    Argus C3 - from my home town, Ann Arbor, MI, then a Nikon FG in the late 1970s and a D70, D300, D800
  • dave6670dave6670 Posts: 3Member
    edited February 2013
    My first camera was an Alpa 10d, a Swiss-made 35mm film camera in 1971. It came with a very sharp 50mm f/1.8 Macro Switar lens. I added an 80-240 f/4 eventually and used it extensively until the late 80s at which point I didn't do much photography until I got my Nikon D300 in 2008.

    Well, truthfully, I had a Kodak Brownie box camera of some sort when I was a child, but only took a few rolls of film with it. (It may have officially been my older brother's camera. No idea what became of it.)
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  • gabbott66gabbott66 Posts: 8Member
    I also have come to photography later than most here - after the usual consumer and disposable cameras, my first real camera was a Nikon D60 I bought at Costco in August 2008. I used that and the 18-55 kit lens for quite a while, stuck my toe in the "must buy more lenses" pool with a 35mm/1.8 DX, then a Tamron 70-300, and at that point, late 2011, I got a D5100.

    In May 2012 my office was burglarized: both cameras, all my lenses, and my MacBook Pro were stolen. I was partially insured, and bought a D800E as a replacement.

    (Why the D800E instead of the D800? Because the waiting list for the D800 was 90 names long, and the D800E list only had two names on it - and I got my D800E much faster than the people on the D800 list).
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,128Member
    I'm going to bump this post because we've probably had new members since then and I found a good photo of my first camera!

    DSC_7550
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • jimojimo Posts: 2,532Member
    First camera was a Sears Tower
    First real camera was a Nikomat
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,845Member
    First camera: Kodak Brownie
    Second camera: Yashica Mat twin lens
    1st SLR: Nikon FM
    1st DSLR: D200

    All were good cameras.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • rbrylawskirbrylawski Posts: 222Member
    edited November 2013
    My first camera was a Minolta, something. "Only From The Mind of Minolta"
    It died and my next camera was a Nikon N70 - Loved that camera........
    Digital came and my first DSLR was a D70 - Loved that Camera - It Died
    Then came a D3100 - It suffered an untimely death when my cat batted at the strap and down she went
    So, it was replaced with a D5100 - While I liked both the D3100 and D5100 they just lacked things I expected
    So, I sold the D5100 and waited until I could afford my current camera - D7100 - Which I really really LOVE but am still trying to master.......
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    Nikon D7100; AF-S DX 35mm f1.8; AF-S DX Macro 40mm f2.8; AF-S DX 18-200mm VRII; SB-700 Speed Light and a bunch of other not very noteworthy stuff......
  • kyoshinikonkyoshinikon Posts: 411Member
    edited November 2013
    My little Minolta x-700 was the first real camera I owned.
    The D90 was the first digital.

    I have most of the gear I owned still. Got rid of the T90 years ago and a nikon 55-200mm kit I purchased out or necessity.
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    “To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.” - Bresson
  • kanuckkanuck Posts: 1,300Member
    edited November 2013
    My first camera happened to begin my love affair with Nikon actually. It was an F90x with a 35mm AF lens. I bought the setup used (4 years old I was told) for $800 together in 1996. My first digital camera was a Sony T7 Cyber Shot in 2005, which was dreadful. No wonder I stayed with film until 2008 ^^
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  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,128Member
    Wow, interesting to see all the variety!
    My first camera happened to begin my love affair with Nikon actually. It was an F90x with a 35mm AF lens. I bought the setup used (4 years old I was told) for $800 together in 1996. My first digital camera was a Sony T7 Cyber Shot in 2005, which was dreadful. No wonder I stayed with film until 2008 ^^
    Pretty cool how long you stuck with film, although every once in a while in a touristy area I still see a SLR and get surprised that there's no LCD on the back.

    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
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