My first cameras was an Argus C3. My father bought it when he was in college. The kit had a flash, lightmeter and some other bits and pieces. The instructions were gone by then so it took me a while to figure out how to advance the film. I never did use the light meter(it may not have been working I don't recall). Nut the info in the film boxes worked out pretty well. Then in the late seventies(my last two years in high school) I used a Pentax k1000. That was a joy but it belonged to the school. For a long time after that I didn't do any photography. About 15 years ago when I need Photography as a creative outlet, I couldn't afford a camera so I got into pinhole. Now I'm using Kiev 35 4a and K-60 systems(budget is still tight).
Rob