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05-15-2013, 05:43 AM   #16
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I still have the KX and K50/1.4 from1977. I also have the MESuper I bought in 1984, but not the M50/1.4, which I sold in the guilt-ridden week of "Way too many 50's" drama.

I'm nearing another outburst of anti-LBA angst.

05-15-2013, 06:13 AM   #17
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I've got no idea what happened to my first camera.
A Hanimex 110F given to me for Christmas when I was about 6 y.o. The only settings on it were with 2 sliding switches. Aperture : "Cloudy" or "Sunny" and Flash : "ON" or "OFF"
My first Pentax SLR that I bought myself, a Z-10 is in a box in the garage somewhere.

My Dad recently gave me his old Spotmatic (1967 ?) w/ 55mm 1.8 Tak which I learnt to use when i was a kid.

He also gave me his 1958 Agfa Silette rangfinder with the "Vario" (max 1/200s) shutter and the "Agnar"(triplet) 45mm f3.5 lens.
Mum & Dad used this camera to take a few thousand colour slides in Europe when they lived there in the mid 60's.
Tonight, I've just dropped them at airport as they're going to the UK and Norway for a couple of months to retrace their favourite parts of their journeys nearly 50 years ago.

Anyway the Agfa's lens needs a bit of a clean but everything seems to work so I might run a roll through it this weekend just for fun.

I've just downloaded the pdf scan of the Agfa's user manual, having a good laugh reading it.
05-15-2013, 06:55 AM   #18

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The D5000 and 18-55 which I started on have been sold to a friend. Remaining are a Tamron 70-300 VC USD and Nikon 75-150 in Nikon mount (to be sold as soon as possible), a Praktica PLC3 and its CZJ 50/1.8, a 28mm, 35mm and 135mm in m42 mount, and of course the K-5II and 18-135.
05-15-2013, 07:49 AM   #19
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I still have and use my original SLR kit from 1975.



05-15-2013, 07:57 AM   #20
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I still have my K1000 and A50/2 from 1987. Gemini 80-200 from the same year. My father might still have my Gemini 28/2.8.

Still have my K-x and DA L 18-55 from 2009.
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I started out with a new Centon DF-300.
I still have it along with the 50mm/1.8 and 70-210/4-5.6 and a Centon FG20 flash.
I use the flash occasionally.
The Centon is a good camera, but the frame indicator is stuck on "0".

A few years after buying the Centon, I bought a new Canon eos 50e, Tamron 28-80 and Sigma 28-300.
Recently sold the Sigma lens in mint condition for 175.
05-15-2013, 08:20 AM   #22
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My first SLR was a Pentax P3n with an A50/2, somewhere around 1990. My parents bought me a Takumar-A 70-200/4 zoom for it. I found a classified ad in a newspaper for a Pentax P3, A50/1.7 and Sigma 35-70mm f3.5-4.5 zoom. I made a deal with my dad to sell him the P3 and A50/2. At some point I got a Vivitar 550D flash. I used the A50/1.7, Sigma and Takumar until 2005 when I dropped the camera and Sigma lens. The rear element fell off the lens. When I was figuring this out, I found out that Pentax had DSLRs. I spent so much time talking about it, my wife bought me one.

I still have the P3n but it needs exercise before consistently advancing the film. I sold the A50/1.7 at some point. My dad still has the original A50/2 somewhere. I have the Takumar zoom too.
05-15-2013, 09:03 AM   #23
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Film or digital? Film = Minolta SRT MC-II with a Rokkor 50/1.7 and a bad JCPenny 28/2.8 that I brought to France. My Pentax film stuff was given to my sister and it later disappeared. Digital = a new (then) K110D with the 18-55 which I still have to start off again in Pentax.

My first Pentax was a K1000 like this one I found in France ... lots of good memories using the K1000 back in high school ... J

05-15-2013, 09:19 AM   #24
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I'd been interested in photography for much of the 90's, but always figured film would be too frustrating for me and my short attention span to learn anything from. So I waited and saved for a good digital camera with interchangeable lenses. So, I ended up with a Canon D30 with a 28-135IS lens. I still have it, and in fact, I just picked it up and fiddled with it the other day. It's amazing how huge the thing is compared to my K30.
05-15-2013, 09:26 AM   #25
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My first SLR was left on a bus. An elderly person needed serious help to get off the bus, but in doing so I forgot my camera. Help others, but mind your own business first. A tough lesson.

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05-15-2013, 09:59 AM   #26
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A Honeywell H1a plus an Auto-Takumar 1.8/55 from the mid-'60's are the oldest of my originals still present. The body could use a CLA but both are still useable.

05-15-2013, 10:57 AM   #27
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I still own my first camera, a Nikkormat FT3 (Nikon) from the late seventies. It was a gift I got from a friend of my mother when I was about 13-14 y/o. It came with a 50mm f/2 Nikkor lens. I basically got into photography with this camera because I loved the thing so much as an object, it had a huge signification for me. My parents didn't have a lot of money when I was young, so for me to own such an amazing piece of equipment was great. It followed me all my life, through art school where I followed a few photography classes, learned to develop film, on my travels, through my air force days (shot a lot of aircrafts with this camera). I've stopped using this camera around year 2000. Digital is so much more practical, but I do miss the ease of use of my good old pal and the quality of film photography. Maybe I'll get back to it some day.

05-15-2013, 12:49 PM   #28
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I'm revisiting my answer. Pentax gear is what got me into serious and real photogrpahy, but my first ever camera was a Bazooka joe film camera with a fixed plastic lens that I traded for about a hundred Bazooka Joe jokes. Still have it.
05-15-2013, 02:06 PM   #29
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I had to sell off my first SLR, a Miranda Sensorex ll, when I was out of work back in1975. As soon as I got back working again a few months later, I bought a Pentax SP 1000 with a 55/2 SMC Takumar. I still have it. The camera still works but I haven't used it in years. The old lens is still working. I used it for the Single in March challenge back in 2011. The album is still in the forum albums. My collection of gear has grown through the years. What I no longer have has been passed down to my kids. It's still in the family.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
Absolutely nothing.
I still do not know what became of my Ricoh KR-10 (an awesome camera). I sold the last of my old manual primes (Sigma 24/2.8, Kiron 28/2.0) last year, and threw the zooms in the bin.
I am the exact opposite, I have , like the posts below, everything I ever bought.

In film that is a Ricoh XR-2s, a KX a PZ1, and in digital, an *istD, K10D, K7D and K5D, plus a Pentax ei200 P&S, a Kodak DX9750, a Nikon 810 and now a Q.

Along the way, 52 lenses from screw mount to sigma EX and Tamron XRdi F2.8 zooms

I can quite easily outfit somebody with M42 and K mount lens kits form 16mm through 300mm in M42 primes and from 8mm through 400mm k mount primes, a third person with a 70-210 and 200-500 MF zooms and a 4th with high quality AF zooms and TCs to cover the range 10mm through 400mm, that's 4 complete shooters outfitted with functioning systems in digital. This does not count the P&S

How do you spell LBA and CBA

QuoteOriginally posted by Tanzer Quote
Absolutely everything.

I still have my old A-1, and OM-2s, because I am a hoarder. The OM-2s light seals are still good. I know I could use the lenses on an NEX but I don't have a large enough collection of lenses in a single mount to warrant the cost of an adapter, and I don't want to buy two adapters. Especially when I can just reach into my pile o' Pentax gear.

The old cameras are good to pick up once in a while and fondle.
QuoteOriginally posted by pearsaab Quote
i still have my olympus om1 and i have 2 lens but don't recall what they are...for the most part i tend to keep everything
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I still have my first SLR, the Vivitar V335 and the 35-70 kit lens, all still in working order.
QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
I still have and use my original SLR kit from 1975.



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