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Old Dec 9, 2012, 10:59 PM   #11
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My first ok/good camera was the Olympus C-740 but the first really good camera I had was the Fuji S9100 which I took 40,000 images on.

Great cameras I used in the past:
Olympus C-740; Fuji S5100, FujiS9100, Fuji HS10 and HS20; Pentax K-5 (Current); Olympus SW1050 and Panasonic Lumix TS-3 (Current)

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Old Dec 10, 2012, 2:50 AM   #12
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my first good camera olympus OM1 and then onto a OM2
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 9:07 AM   #13
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My first good camera was a Argus C-3 35mm range finder. Bought it at a yard sale for $5.00 in 1970, the camera came with a flash attachment that used 25B flash bulbs, set of filter for B&W film, lens hoods and a leather case. I call this my first good camera because of the quality of the pictures it captured. I have had lots of cameras since then, my favorite being a Mamiya Sekor C-330 twin lens camera with its' 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 negative.
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my first what i thought was a good camera was a minolta 16 subminiture, that my dad bought while he was serving abroard in the RN.
it had these dials that allowed you to alter things like aperture and shutter speed and it went from f2.8 to f16 and it even had bulb mode. so of course i wanted to know what these did and how they affected the end image, i really loved that camera but i think in the end i struggled to find shops (pre internet) that stocked the 16 film.
now i have

Nikon D90 body
Seagull 90* viewfinder

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Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX f2.8 11-16mm
Nikkor D AF f1.8 50mm
Nikkor GED VR AF-SDX f3.5-5.6 18-105mm
Sigma EX DG Macro f2.8 105mm 510
Nikkor GAF-S VR f4.5-5.6 70-300mm
Tenko 1.4 pro TEleconvertor

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Nikon SB-600 speedlight
Marumi DRF14 ring flash

Tripods
Joby gorrilapod SLR zoom
Manfrotto 790B monopod
Manfrotto 234RC
Manfrotto tripod 190XPROB
Manfrotto 486RC2 ball mount

and a nikon AW100 point and shoot walk around tuff camera for places i wouldnt want to take my slr
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My first good camera was a Argus C-3 35mm range finder. Bought it at a yard sale for $5.00 in 1970, the camera came with a flash attachment that used 25B flash bulbs, set of filter for B&W film, lens hoods and a leather case. I call this my first good camera because of the quality of the pictures it captured. I have had lots of cameras since then, my favorite being a Mamiya Sekor C-330 twin lens camera with its' 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 negative.
I still have my Mamiya 220 Pro F TLR (6 X 6) camera. I bought it new in '85. Have the 80mm normal, 55mm wide angle and 180mm super telephoto Mamiya-Sekor lenses. I don't use it much, but I have in the past.

As with you, it's always been a favourite. Mamiya makes very good equipment.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 2:03 PM   #16
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My first good camera was an Exacta (East German) 35mm SLR. No metering system, you needed a light meter but I usually used the recommended settings that came with the film which gave me decent results. My next upgrade was a few years later when Pentax came out with the Spotmatic F which had built in metering. That was the bee's knee back then and it took excellent pictures. I upgraded several times as the years went by and had;

Canon AE-1
Nikormat
Canon T90
Minolta (can't think of the model but it was after the SRT series
After the Minolta I got my first digital camera and back then 2MP was what you got. Sold that fast as it was a pain to use. My first good digital camera was a Canon G9, then a Canon 40D, and now my present camera, an Olympus E-PL2 and the lenses/equipment I have is shown in my signature.
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My first camera and first good camera were one and the same, a Mamiya/Sekor 1000DTL. After that I had a Nikormat, Canon AE-1 and Canon T-70.

Switched over to digital and the Canon FD lens wouldn't fit any camera, so it became a non-factor and went Nikon. Initially with a D40, upgraded to a D90 which is my current backup body. Primary is a D7000 and I am strongly considering selling the D90 and rolling into a D600/D800. In the interum, selling some DX lens and shifting to FX.

Oh, son gave me the "#1 Pocket Kodak" that you see pictured to the left. Never have gotten a roll of film to try it out, but probably ought to. Crank up my darkroom again.

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"Pocket Kodak", Hah.
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"Pocket Kodak", Hah.
Hey, some people have big pockets.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 9:20 AM   #20
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I remember a Kodak I had that took 120 or 620 film (don't remember). It was a reflex and you lifted a cover to view the subject. You always had to look down to compose the shot. It came with a screw on flash and I believe it was mounted on the left side of the camera. On Christmas Eve we took pictures and needed the flash of course. Those M25 flashbulbs were in a box the size of a dozen eggs. Kodak must have made a fortune back then as it seemed that every one had a Kodak Camera. Once in a while you would see some one with an Argus.
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