Horizons PollCanon EF L IS USM 500 f/4...Horizons ENTRIES 27/07...What annoyed you today?STREET-ENTRIES-Weekly Com...STREET-CHAT-Weekly Comp 1...POLL for TIME OUTTIME OUT. Chat thread wee...TIME OUT. Entry thread w...Horizons CHAT thread 2...POLL -NUMBERS and / or LE...NUMBERS and / or LETTERS ...POLL Happiness is.......Nice houseHappiness is.... Entry Th...Happiness is.... Chat Thr...

Author Topic: What was your first proper camera?  (Read 4120 times)

Offline chris@seary.com

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 115
What was your first proper camera?
« on: November 13, 2009, 11:21:08 PM »
Mine was this:


http://www.praktica-collector.de/157_Praktica_PL_nova_I.htm

Huge, and built like a tank. Got it second hand while I was at school, it was quite a few years old. No poncey built in light meter - you used a hand held meter or estimated. It kind of looked like a Soviet tower block - you could just picture red drapes hanging down it, and tanks driving past.

Look at the angle of that shutter release!

It had an automatic diaphragm. That's not auto exposure, it's simply the fact that the aperture stayed open until the shutter was released.

No hot shoe. It had a 50mm 2.8 lens.

To change lenses, you had to screw the thing on and unscrew it (42mm screw thread was the most popular lens mount at the time!).

Had a great time using it, and learnt loads about close up photography (all I could afford was extension tubes and a cheap Boots flashgun).

What about you lot? I hope there's a hefty limit on the length of each post, otherwsie OldBoy will have some issues....
 ;)

Can you try to add a picture of your cameras when you post?
« Last Edit: November 13, 2009, 11:23:13 PM by chris@seary.com »



Offline Alfonso_Frisk

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1294
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/nosmo_king2007/
    • My Shipping images
Re: What was your first proper camera?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2009, 11:25:43 PM »
Oldboy is banned from this thread
http://www.fluidr.com/photos/nosmo_king2007
http://www.seateamimages.com/search.php
Wine improves with age, The older I get the more I like it.

Offline Malcolm1938

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 205
Re: What was your first proper camera?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2009, 11:36:38 PM »
Be fair even OB can only have had one first camera - anyone mentioning more than one should be edited....

« Last Edit: November 14, 2009, 12:17:45 AM by CannOffice »
FKA CannOffice
Too old to die young
Every day is a good day - if you wake up....

My Gallery

Offline Alfonso_Frisk

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1294
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/nosmo_king2007/
    • My Shipping images
Re: What was your first proper camera?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2009, 11:53:48 PM »
He did a bulk buy of cameras and lenses after his first bank job though
http://www.fluidr.com/photos/nosmo_king2007
http://www.seateamimages.com/search.php
Wine improves with age, The older I get the more I like it.

Offline Oldboy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5396
Re: What was your first proper camera?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2009, 11:56:07 PM »

Offline Alfonso_Frisk

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1294
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/nosmo_king2007/
    • My Shipping images
Re: What was your first proper camera?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2009, 12:01:40 AM »
sorry OB but we only have 20000gb space left so your kit list would not fit
http://www.fluidr.com/photos/nosmo_king2007
http://www.seateamimages.com/search.php
Wine improves with age, The older I get the more I like it.

Offline oRGie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1084
Re: What was your first proper camera?
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2009, 12:18:01 AM »
when you say proper, does that mean polaroids dont count ?  that was what got me into taking photos  :legit:

picsfor

  • Guest
Re: What was your first proper camera?
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2009, 08:24:54 AM »
My 'first' ever camera was one of those pocket jobbies that took 110 film cartridges.

When it failed to capture anything decent from a train trip through the Pyrenees i got a Praktica with a 28-200 'Super Zoom' as it was called at the time.
A few months into ownership these got dropped from a loco cab and smashed and the resulting insurance payout allowed my to get a Canon A1 which i had until the late 90's

My Praktica was 'state of the art' compared to Chris's but none the less its basic build was great for learning and were it not for the accident i would have been pleased to carry on with it for who knows how long...

Offline Hinfrance

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5150
  • Cake is good
    • Hinfrance
Re: What was your first proper camera?
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2009, 08:33:56 AM »
Zenit B
Howard  My CC Gallery
My Flickr
The theory seems to be that as long as a man is a failure he is one of God's children, but that as soon as he succeeds he is taken over by the Devil. H.L Mencken.

Offline jinky

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3292
Re: What was your first proper camera?
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2009, 10:32:44 AM »
Mine was a Zenit  too - cannot remember the model.

Offline anglefire

  • Canon Biggamist. Three bodies and some lenses. :) - Sold my 1DMk3
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1468
  • Canon Owner and Proud of it :)
    • Mark Colston Photography
Re: What was your first proper camera?
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2009, 10:44:32 AM »
My first proper camera was a Canon A1 - bought by my parents for my 21st birthday. Still have it. Must take it out of the cupboard and use it again!
----------------------------------
Mark
* A HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE - THE SHORT STORY* 'Hydrogen is a light, odourless gas, which, given enough time, turns into people.'

CPS Gold Member
My Website

Offline Nemesis

  • CC Regular visitor
  • **
  • Posts: 68
    • A Few Snapshots
Re: What was your first proper camera?
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2009, 11:04:51 AM »
My first 'serious' camera was a Zorki 4K rangefinder - a fairly blatant Leica clone.

Offline minky_monkey

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 146
Re: What was your first proper camera?
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2009, 12:04:33 PM »
Canon 350D, which I`ve just sold.

Offline hevans

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 435
  • Sigh....why me again??
Re: What was your first proper camera?
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2009, 02:00:17 PM »

Nikon FM. Bought it with money earned mowing lawns. It took a lot of lawns to earn the money.

Then some really nice person stole it in the early '90s.

H.

Offline Eileen

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 295
Re: What was your first proper camera?
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2009, 08:57:34 AM »
Olympus OM1. Bought when I was a student and used until a few years ago, when I got a D70. A great little camera which is sitting on my shelf looking a bit forlorn as I write this.

 

latest Posts

Subject Board Views/Replies Member Date & Time
xx Horizons Poll International Weekly Comp Entries 18/0 jinky Last post Today at 10:13:43 AM
xx Canon EF L IS USM 500 f/4 for sale Lenses 58/2 Hinfrance Last post Today at 08:05:53 AM
xx Horizons ENTRIES 27/07 - 02/08/20 International Weekly Comp Entries 210/5 Oldboy Last post August 03, 2020, 10:25:12 PM
xx What annoyed you today? General Discussion 635199/3972 Jediboy Last post August 03, 2020, 02:13:31 PM
question STREET-ENTRIES-Weekly Comp 1/8-9/8/2020 International Weekly Comp Entries 42/0 Hinfrance Last post August 01, 2020, 04:09:00 PM
smiley STREET-CHAT-Weekly Comp 1/8-9/8/2020 International Weekly Comp Entries 28/0 Hinfrance Last post August 01, 2020, 04:05:33 PM
xx POLL for TIME OUT International Weekly Comp Entries 180/3 Hinfrance Last post August 01, 2020, 01:04:50 PM
xx TIME OUT. Chat thread weekly comp. International Weekly Comp Entries 218/4 Jediboy Last post July 27, 2020, 11:31:15 PM