I was thinking about the number of years that I have been actively involved in photography. I remember that I bought my first 35mm SLR in 1973, it was a Petri FTEE with a 50mm lens. That camera opened my eyes to the beauty of photography; I remember that after I got the camera I was transferred for a tour of duty in South Korea (my first time out of the US).
So, I was wondering "What was your first camera?" and how did it influence your photography today.