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Your First (D)SLR?

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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.

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First SLR: Pentax MX

First digital camera: Dimage 7

First DSLR: Pentax *ist D

Now: Canon 5D MkIII

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First SLR: Canon Elan IIe

First Digital Camera: Minolta Dimage 7i

First DSLR: Canon 20D

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First SLR owned (I'd used my father's previously) Olympus OM10 

Stuck with Olympus until my first DSLR, the Canon 300D.  My 13 y/o grandson is currently using it.

 

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First SLR was a Minolta SR-1s bought in 1968 when I was a university student. It was a clunky thing, but it served me well. It had no TTL metering, so I had to use various handheld meters, which was a good way to learn about exposure.

 

First DSLR was a Sony a100. Great camera. Sometimes I'm sorry I sold it. Could probably have just kept using it.

Edited by John Mitchell

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Minolta X-300

Sony Digital Mavica MVC with 3.5" floppy disk

Nikon Coolpix 100

Canon EOS 350D

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 1D III

Canon EOS 5D II

Fuji XT-1

Currently looking at the 1DX

Edited by LawrensonPhoto

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First SLR - Pentax SF7

First DSLR - Nikon D90

Current DSLR's - Nikon D3s and D3

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First SLR - Nikon EM

First DSLR - Nikon D2Xs

 

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First SLR - Nikkormat FTn

First DSLR Nikon D60

 

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First SLR : Olympus OM1

First DSLR :  Sony Alpha100 (mainly because I had some good Minolta lens)

Now Sony A57.

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First SLR: Some sort of Exakta

First digital camera: Casio QV-8000SX

First DSLR: Fujifilm Finepix S1 Pro

 

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Zenit-E*

Hasselblad 500C*

Canon EF

            A1*

Oly SP-350 (not SLR)

       SP-500* warranty replacement

Sony A350

            A55

            A58*

and that's all, except for a Lubitel-2, a Rolleicord*, a Halina compact and a Pentax SV that went ping before I got a film in it. And a Mamiya Press* (partially). And an Agfa box camera.

*extant

Edited by spacecadet

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Canon A1 and AE1 (my fathers)

Nikon F90x pro (of the sticky back type)

Canon 5D

All now paperweights.

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First SLR was a second hand Miranda from the 1960's. Can't remember the model though. I was using it during the 1970's.

 

First DSLR was a Canon 20D.

 

Allan

 

 

Edited by Allan Bell

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First SLR was a Zenit E purchased 1974 from a dealer at London Bridge station (wish I could remember the name)

 

First DSLR Pentax *ist DL

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13 hours ago, davidhu said:

(wish I could remember the name)

 

 

Me too, they sold me a Super-8 projector in 1979.

It wasn't Vic Odden's, was it?

Edit: bingo.

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/forums/threads/closure-of-vic-oddens.20418/

Edited by spacecadet
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