Your first camera

#1
Hi,

I thought it would be nice to show your first own camera you shot with. Like a little tribute for your old babies. Doesn´t matter if it is an analoge or digital camera. Images desired but not a must.

Starting with my first own analoge 35mm camera. It was a Minolta X700. No autofocus and slow maximum sync speed of 1/60 second.




I used with the camera several Minolta lenses like 28, 35, 50 and 135mm. Also a Macro lens but cannot remember which model or which brand.
 
#4
Hi P. was it that model? Has great vintage design. :)
It was a long time ago but yes it did look something like that :) what an expence it was for the film and prossesing and small prints off it!
I had quite a lot of Kodak cameras over the years to many to remember but I used to love to take black and white pictures using ilford SFX 200 and Ilford Pan 100, it's all flooding back now! Memories!
 
#7
Mine was a Polaroid Colourpack 200, i think the film was supplied in packs of 8 or 10 instant film.

The image below is not mine but just for reference.

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I remember having to hold the film between two developing plates and keep it warm whilst the image developed.

It cost my poor parents a fortune with film:D
Poor parents. :D
I remember that flash cubes. My mothers camera need them, too. Think it was four flashes per cube and you had to turn the cupe upon the camera for each new flash. ;):)
 
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#13
That`s vintage camera porn. Beautiful old Voigtländer with rangefinder. Great. ;):)
Thanks.

With the rangefinder and a Weston Master IV meter, it's possible to take some good photographs. I did have my own well-equipped darkroom at home for B&W and colour film developing and printing, but as film and consumables became hard to find, and expensive, I then got someone else to process my stuff, to contacts stage, and then print chosen ones. Now I'm all digital, worse luck.
 
#14
Have you used 35mm or roll film 120 for that nice looking camera?
That's a stock shot it went the way of all flesh many years ago (unless my hoarder parents still have it somewhere) the film had to be threaded onto a spindle and wound on with the big handle on the side and then wound back into the spool at the end? It's a very long time ago. I was fascinated by the whole looking down into the viewfinder thing and never really tried to use the mirror.



This is a photo of one of the photo's taken with it - I'm the one in the sombrero.

Edited for being stupid
 
#15
That's a stock shot it went the way of all flesh many years ago (unless my hoarder parents still have it somewhere) the film had to be threaded onto a spindle and wound on with the big handle on the side and then wound back into the spool at the end? It's a very long time ago. I was fascinated by the whole looking down into the viewfinder thing and never really tried to use the mirror.



This is a photo of one of the photo's taken with it - I'm the one in the sombrero.

Edited for being stupid
Square 4x4 or 6x6 format. A real early medium format camera using roll film 120. Nice family shot by the way. Print orange toned by all the past years. ;):)
 
#17
Good thread -

First camera I used - My dad's Praktica MTLR 3 - East German SLR - I can still hear the sound of the mirror - clunk - it was like a draw-bridge going up and down.

First camera I bought myself - Lubitel 2 - Soviet era 6x6. Super basic but my 12 year-old self loved it.

First cameras used professionally - Olympus OM single digit series. I put hundreds of rolls of film through them. They always worked, the lenses were superb. The metering system in the OM3ti and OM4ti versions is probably the best I have used in any camera I have owned. I still have them all - I couldn't bear to part with them.

cheers - I.
 
#20
Good thread -

First camera I used - My dad's Praktica MTLR 3 - East German SLR - I can still hear the sound of the mirror - clunk - it was like a draw-bridge going up and down.

First camera I bought myself - Lubitel 2 - Soviet era 6x6. Super basic but my 12 year-old self loved it.

First cameras used professionally - Olympus OM single digit series. I put hundreds of rolls of film through them. They always worked, the lenses were superb. The metering system in the OM3ti and OM4ti versions is probably the best I have used in any camera I have owned. I still have them all - I couldn't bear to part with them.

cheers - I.
In the mid nineties lot of Russian and Polish people came by bus on the weekend to the two big flee markets on Saturday and Sunday in Bremen. A lot of Lubitels came with them. Bought two of this plastic, weight like nothing middle format cameras and made images for fun because they cost only around ten Deutsche Mark each. Not really sharp, plastic lenses with some mistakes but made interesting images. Maybe there is still one somewhere in the packing cases in my cellar. :)
Found this on ebay. :D
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