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The first decent camera you ever used?

 
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Sep 05, 2008 12:31 |  #1

I thought it might be interesting as sort a follow up to how you got interested in photography. What was the first decent camera you got your hands on?

For me it was an Argus C-4 35mm rangefinder that belonged to my half-brother which I borrowed to take on a trip to Boston. (Showing my age)

I was pretty clueless about how to actually use it properly and I had no light meter to boot. Using Ektacrome slide film, I estimated (guessed) the settings including some flash shots. Out of a 36 exp. roll I think only one shot was bad (over exposed). All the other shots were perfect. Just dumb luck I suppose.


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Sep 05, 2008 12:32 |  #2
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A canon powershot S1 I.S

And I still have it.




  
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Sep 05, 2008 12:34 as a reply to  @ DerekRob's post |  #3

Minolta x-700. Got it when I was 12. Had it up until I switched to the A2. I loved that camera. It was hard to see it go.


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Sep 05, 2008 13:04 |  #4

Pentax K1000 was the first "real" camera I used. But the first one I bought was an AE-1.


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Sep 05, 2008 13:06 as a reply to  @ Milner's post |  #5

If you want to know the camera that got me interested in photography, I don't remember the make or model but it used 110 film and it was a Christmas present when I was 7.

My first 'real' camera was a Pentax K1000. It sat unused for a while but I recently dug it back out, bought a few rolls of film at Walmart and it's actually in my laptop bag under my desk right now.


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Sep 05, 2008 13:37 |  #6

First for me was my Canon AE-1 Programmable 35mm. Still have it and it shoots great. Then it would be the RZ67 Mamiyas for Studio class. That was before the digital age and those were very nice cameras....


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Sep 05, 2008 13:51 |  #7

Crown Graffic (4x5) with a Wollensak 150mm f4.8 in 1973 - my high school
was just a bit behind the times.
first good camera that I owned was a Yashica Mat 124G - hope it confused
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Sep 05, 2008 14:35 |  #8

Argus C3 !


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Sep 05, 2008 14:43 |  #9

Canon AE-1,,,,30 years ago.


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Sep 05, 2008 14:54 |  #10

Pentax K1000....and it was stolen:(
Soooo I pick up a Mamyai 645 4.5 X5 120 format


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Sep 05, 2008 14:57 |  #11

Other than the occasional family shot with my mom's Pentax point-and-shoot, the first "real" camera I used was the Minolta SR-T 303b in 2006 for my high school film class. I...don't know, really. It was just novetly to me since I used black-and-white film, everything was manual, and subject to my imperfect technique both when developing the negs. and making the prints.


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Sep 05, 2008 15:20 |  #12

Miranda Sensorex, 1972.


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Sep 05, 2008 16:06 as a reply to  @ oaktree's post |  #13

For me it was the Canon EOS 630.


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Sep 05, 2008 16:41 |  #14

Learned on my dad's Leica M3 then got a Konica T3. Still have the Leica and all the accessiories gathering dust in the cabinet.


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Sep 05, 2008 16:49 |  #15

canon powershot s400 digital elph. i had a few film cameras before that but the elph was my first camera that had some what of a manual control.


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