My very first camera, a Christmas gift when I was 10(?), was a Kodak (specifics unknown, although I do recall that the camera did allow some focussing function) that used, if memory serves, 120 format film? My first "real camera," also a Christmas gift (when I was 18) was a Canon TX. I used the thing for five months or so, grew to so dislike the Canon lenses of the era (what I considered to be the hassle of mounting/un-mounting), that I sold the thing and bought a Nikon F2AS, beginning what has come to be a 30-odd year love affair with the Nikon system (18 or so bodies, 20-plus AIS/AFS-D lenses and lots of other assorted stuff alleged to be essential to making photographs...).