I am almost 60 years old and have been taking pictures since before I was 8 years old. In that time I have owned or used a multitude of camera equipment ( as well as darkroom equipment). The first camera I had was a disposable one from a slot machine at the holiday camp I went to with my parents. Later on, I was given a Halina Paulette Electric for my 10th birthday and my serious addiction to photography began. The camera came with a slide viewer, a leather case, a flashgun (that used single-use flashbulbs!) and a roll of film, all for the princely sum of £10!
I can’t remember what film came with the camera but most of the pictures I took on it were either Kodachrome (25 and 64 ASA) or black & white film (normally FP4 or similar). I still have some of the images I took with that camera and I have to say that I still think many of them are pretty good.
Over the following decades I have owned several cameras including the following:
- Yashica FR II
- Contax 139
- Mamiya 220
- Canon EOS 600 and EOS 620
- Fuji 620z
- Samsung NX11
- Nikon D3100, and last but not least
- Sony a6000
The Sony a6000 is my current camera and I bought it for our holidays in Portugal this last summer. I bought the body and two kit lenses (E 3.5-5.6/PZ 16-50 OSS and E 4.5-6.3/55-210 OSS).