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Re: What was your first SLR

My first camera was also a Praktica MTL-3. Press a button to stop down and line up a needle to set exposure. Split screen for manual focusing.

How things have changed...
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Re: What was your first SLR

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My first camera was also a Praktica MTL-3. Press a button to stop down and line up a needle to set exposure. Split screen for manual focusing.

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Exposure meter AND spilt screen BLOODY LUXURY.

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Re: What was your first SLR

My first camera was an Ensign Commando, good post war camera but not very strong. Then the ubiquitus Fed, which I soon changed for a Leica 3G, this in turn went to an M3 with a 35mm lens plus an old 50mm and a 90 mm Elmar. Not a bad set up and I enjoyed taking them fell walking but eventually I went in for a Minolta XG2. Boy did that camera earn me some money. It was a very reliable camera with a superb 28 mm lens. Which is one of the reasons why I think Sony will be a big force to reckon with in the future, Minolta's were superb! However, I couldn't afford film much so 20 years later I started with a 1.5 meg Minolta which was ahead of its time. I went on to a Nikon 5600 and still use some of the 5 meg piccies I took with it and its succesor the 8800. I think to date the best digi was in many ways the 8800, it did every thing right apart from being noisy and a slow shutter release, it was light and one good lens made it portable. Sure I love the Oly but with a few lenses to lug about it is not all that convenient as was the Nikon prosumers
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My first SLR Olympus OM1 with f1.8 50mm, followed by f3.5 28mm, then the f4 75/150mm and other oly lenses all of which I still have.
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Re: What was your first SLR

My dad had a Praktica LTL I used to use then an OM2, then OM1s.
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Howdy,
First SLR was Dad's Praktica MTL-5 (which I still have) with a selection of petacon's & Sigma's.

My first camera, that I had almost forgotten about, was a simple Hamimex 110 that I took loads of pictures with. I only seem to remember the late seventies and early eighties in shades of brown and green. It must have been the Anorak and tank-top that I was wearing.

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Re: What was your first SLR

My 1st SLR was an OM10 bought new, followed by various used OM's. My 2nd New SLR was a D70, 3rd an E-1, 4th an E-3.
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dare i say it canon 350d i only sold is as it never got used at the time so it felt like a waste of money .
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Not strictly SLR but my first proper camera was a Leica 111F with Elmar 50mm F2.8 lens the camera was about 30yrs old and in perfect condition this was in 1960 at RAF Changi Singapura I later sold it due to a lack of Tiger beer money. Big mistake, how I wish I had kept it.
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Re: What was your first SLR

The first SLR that I used was a Ricoh that my father borrowed from work in the late 1970's.

The first SLR that I owned was an Olympus OM2n which I bought not long after they were released towards the end of 1980. The OM2 had been released a bit before that.

An interesting thing to note is that the OM2n cost the same proportion of a first year engineering graduate's salary in 1980 as what an Olympus E-3 does today.

My first digital SLR was an Olympus E-300 and my second is an Olympus E-3.

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It is instructive how many of us started with the products of the old Iron Curtain - Zenit, Practica etc - not to mention Zorki, Lubitel and Fed

Anyone ever had a big Kiev?
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Re: What was your first SLR

Yeah, an 88 but I don't use it so it's going to be sold I guess.

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Re: What was your first SLR

I had a Kiev but it was a copy of the pre-war Zeiss Contax rangefinder camera! Never found any lenses for it so migrated to a Zorki (Leica screw mount copy).

First SLR was a Fujica ST605 (?), not a bad camera. First really GOOD camera was a Minolta X-700 SLR, which I got some really nice pictures with. Minolta lenses were much underrated I think. I still have it plus a few lenses.

Then came a Contax G-2 plus lenses - fantastic camera, sadly discontinued - amazing Zeiss lenses - I always liked rangefinder cameras. Still have it and it gets used for slides.

I dallied with a Minolta Dimage 7 before falling for the E-1...
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Re: What was your first SLR

Gosh, this takes me back many a year.

My first SLR, bought as an impoverished student, was a Kowa SE, a fixed lens beast with a mirror slap that the whole world could hear!

My very first camera was a large plastic affair that was won at Pinner fair. It served me well though, and the 2.25" negs started me on the road to b/w printing (then contact prints only). After that I upgraded to an Agfa Isolette, a hand-me-down from my brother. My first 35mm was a Halina 35X, I think it was.

How things have changed.

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Re: What was your first SLR

My first SLR was a Canon TX bought in the mid 70s. In 78 i sold it and bought at OM-1 with 35/2.8 and 100/2.8. It's still working and served me well until the E-500 arrived.

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