Guest Posted October 4, 2017 Share Posted October 4, 2017 Amazing how many threads one starts after a few tipples - last one tonight, boys and girls What was your first camera? I don't mean Instamatic or Polaroid - what was your first SLR, or DSLR? The first time you held that big chunk of grown up picture machine, and marvelled at all its extra bits and bobs, ran your fingertips over the metal stuff, peered into the shiny lens thingy, and hefted its lovely, lovely weight and... anyway, what was yours? Mine was a Zenit 12XP, bought from a camera shop in Lambeth Walk in 1986 - I was mentored by a lovely lady called Jane Foster (shout out just in case she's on here) - who gave me a sprinkling of advice on lenses and general photography bits and bobs, and of course insisted I immediately subscribe to Amateur Photographer. Many unfeasibly sharp and sparkly photographs ensued, along with an undeserved but thoroughly abused reputation among family and peers as "the photographer". That camera stayed with me until 2000, when it was destroyed in a flood (well, not so much destroyed - you can't destroy a Zenit - more sort of waterlogged then slowly rusted to death over time). Of course, when I got back into photography a few months ago, the first thing i did was buy one off eBay. Alas, it was no good for Alamy, but will forever more remain my true love. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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