OK, just for a bit of humor, but this thread is intended for anyone born before 1950. And for those mathematically challenged, this means one is over about 65 years old.
However, not to discriminate, for sure, anyone can post here.
To begin, one camera, one lens, first good camera was a Minolta SR-3, and I think i may have had a telephoto, long was 135mm in those days. Shot thousands of photos for college year book, and newspaper, almost all available light....i.e., many on tripod with 1/8 second exposures.....candid portraits usually. Photo school in 1965, Layton School of Art, Milwaukee, by then with a Nikon F and several lenses.
But, the thinking for me in those days was one lens. And I would plan out the shoot using one lens, rarely changing. I did have several cameras, Canon 7 with 50mm f/2.0 Summicron was a great street shooter.
If there was a "progressive" thought, it may have been to shoot 35mm transparency at a studio where the rule was large sheet film. And, having the first shot in House Beautiful from a 35mm slide they ever used, this shot during an active home furnishings market in the High Point, NC area was exciting.
We learned to think a lot before we shot images, planning carefully the equipment to be used, sometimes carrying a lot of lighting equipment. Logistics were critical. Took a live goat to the North Carolina coast for a shot with a big client.
Anyway, here is the official old farts' thread....