foregoing cactus [deleted] 4:31pm, 4 April 2008
My first camera was a "Snappy". It was a plastic toy camera which took 120 roll film and I guess I was about 6 yrs old when my parents gave it to me.

It leaked light and so when the film was developed there were white patches along one edge of the prints but I loved it and took quite a few shots with it - all B&W.

I remember taking it on holiday when we went to the West Coast of Scotland and trying to capture grey seals on a little island in the Hebrides. They were of course completely unrecognisable when the film was processed.

I think my parents still have some of the prints to this day.
-TJPhoto- PRO 10 years ago
My first camera was a Sony DSC V3. That camera is still in use now, but it is now being used by my little brother. I have taken over 15,000 shots with that camera, and over 2000 vidoes.

Only nearing the end of having that camera did I start to try taking photographs. Not that I didnt try to take good ones before. Just at that time I had not been as involved in all the aspects of photography. I had always used the camera in manual mode. Once I started to take photography seriously and was starting to find new things to try I found myself limited by the camera. There were many things I wanted to do but it just could not do.

I have stepped up to a D80, and am able to make those shots now. yay!
historical skin [deleted] Posted 10 years ago. Edited by historical skin (member) 10 years ago
_my first camera was a KODAK S 100 EF (electronic flash camera>filmstrip)
_it was a present of my parents to my 7th birthday
at that time I liked to shoot with the analog reflex camera of my mum too
_finally I was able to buy my own reflex camera-digital-CANON EOS 400D
_however I need some more object lens at shoot good macro pictures, for instance (sorry my english)
_it is a pleasure for me to photograph. I put one`s best foot forward in digital photography!(...see U_-"
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raddad! aka Randy Knauf PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by raddad! aka Randy Knauf (moderator) 9 years ago
My first film camera was a Yashica GSN Electro35. I got it for christmas 35 years ago and still use it to this day.

My first digital was a HP Photosmart 625, about 6 or 7 years ago. It was a point and shoot with only 1.2 MP sensor.

Currently I'm shooting with a Canon 50D. Great camera!
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shutterguy Posted 10 years ago. Edited by shutterguy (moderator) 10 years ago
my first camera kodak instamatic 100 used 110 film leaks a little on the left side but seals fine if i use a few wraps of black tape around the door
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SincereImagePhoto 10 years ago
I can't remember my first camera other than the fact that it didn't work... not the best Christmas present ever but we worked it out. My first digital was an Olympus at a whoping 1 mp, at the time it was insane, now it is less than insane.
agnisflugen 10 years ago
i'm the same as shutterguy.....i bought my first camera at a garage sale for 75 cents. it was a kodak instamatic that ran on 110 film. i took it to school with me and took pictures of my friends as recess...sadly, that camera is no longer in my possession, along with all of my other childhood treasures but that is a sob story i will spare you from....lets skip ahead to the present...i was given my first digital camera this year for christmas by an exboyfriend trying to woe me back..it is a canon is570 and i am still trying to learn all the bells and whistles...still stuck in manual mode....but aspire to become more competent as time wears on...
gigantic rock [deleted] 10 years ago
First film camera was a 110 fixed focus that broke many years ago, first digital was a Fuji Finepix s6500fd. First film camera that I bought of ebay was an Yashica Electro 35 MC. Then the obsession took hold....
sweltering hour [deleted] 10 years ago
My first camera was a Diana or something darn close to it. Then a Kodak Instamatic 126 - first real camera.... Pentax Spotmatic F 1976.
My first camera, a oatmeal round box pinhole camera, back in high school, it took some neat photos, b&w of course. Then two yrs ago I got a Samsung Digimaster S500 great lil camera, but my skills developed faster than what the camera capability's were, so I got a Sony DSC-H7.
"Trish" PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by "Trish" (member) 10 years ago
I know it was a konica of some sort but that is really all I remember,it was a long long time ago.
crocus08 10 years ago
I was 12 and my father bought me a Yashica. We lived in Singapore, I can't remember the model.
energetic button [deleted] Posted 10 years ago. Edited by energetic button (member) 10 years ago
Mine was Kodak 110. Had it for a couple of years, Got it water logged in Panama
bjlcgreen 10 years ago
for me it was a kodak 110, did not have it long I received a Canon AE-1. Still have have the Canon.
+?+ 10 years ago
Fujifilm S5000. Was about three years old when I got it and it lasted with me for about three months until my older sister left it inside a bathroom one day in Munich.

Of course never saw it again.
mollyjolly Posted 10 years ago. Edited by mollyjolly (member) 10 years ago
I always wanted a Kodak 110 - I know that sounds pretty silly right now, but I don't think I ever owned a camera until last year when I took this writing class. We were all fellows (just means tuition and books were paid for), and this one girl dropped out. With her out of the picture (yes, an old tired pun here I'm sure) that meant some federal dollars were left over and had to be spent. So they bought each of us a $100 Samsung digital camera. Sorry, I don't know the model, but I figure the price range gives a good idea of what range of ability the camera had. I was like a little kid, taking pictures all the time, but the batteries - it used double As - were always going dead.

It brought me so much joy just to know that I had the power to capture images of whatever struck my fancy at the moment. I cried a little tear when I realized that I'd broken the LCD screen because I'd put it in a pouch with my little troll. Of course, this was in New Orleans, so there may have been some other factors involved in its early demise, but I have since moved onto my Nikon Coolpix S510. Nothing fancy, but it makes me happy.
gigantic rock [deleted] 9 years ago
I just bought a Snappy Camera :)
poppaJ 9 years ago
Polaroid Swinger Model 20, still have it and just wish they still made film of it . . . . around the same time I did have a little green plastic camera that I'm sure used 120 film but I haven't seen that one in many years.
Bo Eder 9 years ago
A Kodak Instamatic 404 that shot that cartridge 126 film.

It took horrible pictures, but it was the house camera.

So I guess my first proper camera was my Nikon FM I bought 10 years ago.
mike_dooley 9 years ago
I had a Kodak Disc for my first camera, got it for my birthday when I was a kid
2HandzUp1913 PRO 9 years ago
i think my frist camera was a "Vivitar" I am sure I still have it in a box somewhere.
*Jo_Joe* PRO 9 years ago
Pentax IQ/zoom
jaxonspictures PRO 9 years ago
I was about seven or eight and I sent away for this free camera that was offered on a cereal box or something. It was a "Diana" plastic 120 camera. Now they're all the rage! I wish I had the pictures I took with that thing. I would love to see what I saw back then.
Amy Loke (uber busy) 9 years ago
Well, my current camera is my first camera, which is a Panasonic DMC FZ-28.

The other cameras kinda belong to the whole family. So, technically they're not mine. Haha...
cunningba PRO 9 years ago
My first camera was a Yashica A TLR that my dad gave me for my 10th birthday in 1958. Actually, he gave it to me a month or two early so I could use it on our summer vacation traveling around Yosemite and the like.
I had occasionally been using his cameras before that: a fairly compact Ansco of some sort and a 1913 Kodak Autographic 1A. I still have the Kodak. And I even have roll of 116 film I need to try out in it when the weather gets a little better. 8^)
Icy Sedgwick 9 years ago
Mine was an old Agfa Instamatic that my mum used to let me use before it eventually became mine. We still have it somewhere at home and I'm pretty sure it still works!
my first digi cam was an old Olympus 1.3 MP jobber.. i thought i was the king of photography with that puppy.. lol cost me over $300.00 lol

then i went a few years later, to the Canon Powershot Pro1 wich i still have and use.. then i got a rebel xt and traded up to the 30D. if i was gonna upgrade it would have to be to a pro body.. maybe a 5D mkII
donegal_16127 9 years ago
My first camera was a Sears 35mm...lasted me a long time.
jeffegg2 PRO 9 years ago
Kodak Brownie, with 120 roll film. Nice medium format camera....
dicktay2000 PRO 9 years ago
The first camera I used.
Dad's Box Brownie.

The first serious (adjustable shutter, focus and aperture) camera I used.
Dad's Voightlander Bessa 1 - also used 120 roll film.

My first camera purchase.
35MM Kodak Retinette 1A
Geoff in Worthing, UK 9 years ago
In 1964, a Kodak something or other - it looked like a proper camera but was truly awful and had a useless lens.

It must have put me off photography because I didn't have a 'real' one again until.....

1980 - a fully manual Praktica - 42mm thread lens, needed a light meter - but I learned quite a lot with it.

1984 - Minolta x700.... lovely camera, European Camera of the Year 1983. Had it for over 20 years and passed it on. Still doing good service.

2006, a used Olympus digital 'compact' - actually very good in a 'snapshot' way. Convinced me about digital, even at only 3Mp.

2006 - Pentax K10d - well, maybe Canons and Nikons are better in some respects and the kit lens isn't up to much, but I really like this camera.
Tim Barker - in North Devon Posted 9 years ago. Edited by Tim Barker - in North Devon (member) 9 years ago
I remember my mother giving me a Kodak Brownie 127 when I was pretty small.

The first camera I actually bought for myself was a B&W Polaroid when I was about 13 in 1972.

I then bought myself, of all things, a Russian Zenit E in 1976.

My first digital was a Canon Powershot A5 bought on a trip to Australia in 1999 and yes it still works. Had several of this brilliant range of P&S cameras.

Latest is a Nikon D40 DSLR bought last October.
photographicleigh PRO 9 years ago
When I was a kid I had an old Kodak 110 film camera. When I was older I bought myself a Minolta X370 slr and had a blast!
Captured by Glo PRO 9 years ago
I think it was a Kodak Instamatic my parents got me when I was ten!
my first camera was an olympus e500. I got it in 2205 i think and still use it today. Its the back up to my fuji s3 pro, and i love love love it
scobyy 9 years ago
My first camera was a Cannon EOS Rebel. 35MM and I still have most of the rolls of film to prove it. LOL I still have the camera but it doesn't get used.
DavidFingerhut.com 9 years ago
Pentax Spotmatic.
rightful mailbox [deleted] Posted 9 years ago. Edited by rightful mailbox (member) 9 years ago
A 1941 Graphic view 4x5 view camera.
I think it was a kodak 200 in the last seventies !!
Tiny Butt Cheeks 9 years ago
Kodak Disk Camera. My parents got it for me to take on vacation.
**Ewie** PRO Posted 9 years ago. Edited by **Ewie** (member) 9 years ago
Mine was an old Kodak Instamatic 133 that took 35mm film in a cartridge. My father gave it to me when I was 5 years old.

I turned 40 last year and that camera is still around here somewhere.
Kiel Sives 9 years ago
My first camera (and my current camera) is a canon rebel xs. I was never really into the whole point and shoot thing. My fingers always got in the way of the lens =/
ibraidhair2 9 years ago
I don't remember the brand, but it was pink and it used 110 film. I was about 10 years old. (I had used my mom's camera before that) Moved up to 35mm when I was 14. Got one that would actually zoom and had adjustable settings when I was about 20. Shortly after, I began using my parents' new Canon digital and fell in love. I probably only put 4-5 rolls of film through my new camera and set it aside. Bought my own digital point and shoot last year at age 27. I'd love to have a DSLR, but can't put enough time into it to justify the cost.
Raggedy Anne. 9 years ago
my first camera was eactly the same as this one

kodak

it took 126 film and the photographs were square, which i really like
Halina Sprite! Used 110 film and took the most atrocious pictures in the memory of man! Before that I used to use this Kodak thing of my parents. A 110 film again but instead of a built in flash you had to buy these disposable flash units that gave you about 10 flashes before you had to bin it. Quality!
norm II PRO 9 years ago
My first camera was an Ansco Memar 35mm. I still have it. I purchased it in 1955.
Michal Rosa 9 years ago
Well, I'll be quite original comparing to most of you, my first camera was a Russian Smena (don't remember the exact model)!
flagrant power [deleted] 9 years ago
I don't remember my first. It was a cheap film camera that I took it on a band trip in high school to Australia. I shot 12 rolls of animals, but hardly any people. I learned a lesson or two on that trip.
My first DSLR that inspired me was a D100 my Dad gave me.
FotosbySylvia 9 years ago
My first camera was a Kodak 110 my father bought me to take on a road trip to Mexico. I haven't put a camera down since
ksuwildkat PRO Posted 9 years ago. Edited by ksuwildkat (member) 9 years ago
First camera was a Brownie Hawkeye given to me by my Grandfather. I made a pinhole camera out of a Quaker Oats package so that was my first "new" camera. heheheh. My first "real" camera was a Pentax K1000. Still have it. It still works even thought the light meter battery died. Loved that thing!

First digital was a Nikon CP700. Still have it, still works, still in use for "rough" places.
El_fares 9 years ago
Sony A200
Aliaq8 9 years ago
Minolta Dimage X20
humma1 9 years ago
My first camera was an old box brownie that my father gave me to play with.I never took any photos with it but I learnt how a camera worked .
groovy eye [deleted] 9 years ago
My first camera was already a digital camera, a Nikon CoolPix 5000 I think.
prashant adukia 9 years ago
my first camera was Nikonf70
Pyrografika 9 years ago
My first camera was a Polaroid 'shake the picture to dry to off" instamatic. Before that, I'd use my sisters Kodak 110. I didn't get a "real" camera until my husband bought me my current Canon s5is.
danbaker30 9 years ago
Minolta X370
Norris Image's PRO 9 years ago
Minolta X370 SLR, My favorite film was Black and White.
Tommy Fjordbøge 9 years ago
An Olympus E-510 last year, and then i switched to a Nikon D200 a couple of months ago (wife and friends also use Nikon)
silverhalidedreamer Posted 9 years ago. Edited by silverhalidedreamer (member) 9 years ago
First camera? An Olympus Camedia Zoom 2100, something or other. A little more than 2 mp, if memory serves. This was the gateway drug leading to my hopeless addiction. Since then, I've owned and/or used: D100, D1x, D2x, d200, d300, d70, d70s, Canon 5d, Pentax 645, Pentax 67, Fuji 6x9, Fuji 645, Fuji GX680, Fuji S3, Fuji S5, Linhof Kardan Color, Burke and James 8x10 Orbit, Century 11x14, Speed/Crown Graphics, Nikon FE2, Nikon EM, Nikon f4, RB67, Rz67, Hasselblad V system, Rollieflex, Yashica Electro 35, Hasselblad SWC, Burke and James 5x7, Calumet 4x5 Monorail, Graflex 5x7 slr, Graflex 4x5 slr,

For some reason, I always manage to get the best results out of the Hasselblad 500 series. Now using Hasselblad 500c, Rolleiflex tlr, and Speed Graphic. My favorite films are Fuji Neopan 400, Ilford FP4, and Delta 400.
nikon d50
birdie.pruett 9 years ago
My first real camera was a Kodak Easyshare but I dropped it a while back. :/
Jeanene M. 9 years ago
First camera that matters? Canon a620...before digital, I couldn't afford to keep up with the film I would have used...my a620 set me free!LOL!
Daniel Quarg PRO 9 years ago
uhh, i think my first camera was a Olympus µ-II... my first digital camera a konica minolta dimage a200 and my first DSLR a canon eos 450D :)
quickest plot [deleted] 9 years ago
First camera, Canon F1 with a 50mm 1.2f lens that was about 18 years ago. I got it as a gift form my father. I still use it, maybe not as much as before but it's just a really nice MF Camera.
naql PRO 9 years ago
I think it was a Minolta Disc-7 I remember it had the mirror on the front of it. My parents weren't using it and I begged them for it. I have no idea where it is these days. I'm sure it got thrown out.
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