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View Poll Results: Where'd you start - 35mm SLR or dSLR?
35mm SLR 16279.80%
APS-c dSLR 4019.70%
FF dSLR 10.49%
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08-12-2010, 06:08 AM   #1
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Where'd you start - 35mm SLR or dSLR?

I'm curious about what percentage of people on this forum started back in the film era with a 35mm SLR vs. more recently with a dSLR. This is about SLRs, so if you started with a point and shoot or TLR or some other format, think about the first SLR that you bought. Thanks for playing!

08-12-2010, 06:14 AM   #2
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I'll be interested to see the results. It is my impression that a larger percentage of Pentaxians are film era holdovers.
08-12-2010, 06:25 AM   #3
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Started getting serious with photography with my dad's film SLR, but not a Pentax: an Olympus OM-1. Used an F30 P&S for a while before I got a DS, mostly because of the legacy glass that I did not have, but could easily get second hand.

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You left out 35mm rangefinder.
I started out with a mid 50s Fujica 35ML rangefinder that was of very good quality, moved to a Pentax Spotmatic for a while, then Olympus OM-1, Nikon F2s (and moving from there to an F3 and some lesser bodies), and finally to Pentax again, this time with an LX and some K1000s.
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Minolta SRT101, in 1972 or 3. Still have it...
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Canon xsi then K-x. Pretty typical among my generation.

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I always wanted to have an slr, and when digital technology came to photography, that made it really interesting. I started with my first p&s which was a nice Pentax Optio W10, waterproof, etc. loved it. someone stole it and then that's when i decided I'd get a slr and looked at Pentax first. :-)
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Used to "borrow" my dads Spotmatic back in the 70's. It was the one without the lightmeter because we had a separate light meter (i think it was a Leningrad) dangling from a bootlace tied to the the strap.

First one I actually bought was a Pentax Z-10 in 1991 (couldnt afford a Z-1)
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08-12-2010, 07:49 AM   #14
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My first camera was an old manual SLR handed down from my father when I was in high school. I learned the basics there but promptly forgot almost everything as I moved through a couple of P&S film and digitial cameras before getting my first DSLR and learning photography all over again.
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Haven't shot film (yet).

Started with the original Canon Digital Rebel in 2004.
Switched to the Pentax and the K10D in 2007.
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