My first was a kodak instamatic of some sort also. Then in 8th grade my dad bought me a Mamiya/Sekor 500TL and some lenses and accessories. I still have them all. The light meter died, so a couple years ago I bought another one on ebay in the hopes I could fix it. Same problem! Two years ago my boyfriend bought me a 500DTL for Christmas that's in great shape. So I can still pretend I am using my old camera, plus I have 3 50mm lenses to pick from.