When I was in my pre teens my sister gave me a plastic point and shoot as a christmas gift. That hooked me. In high school I used a Polaroid for the yearbook candids. Then in the Navy I was given a Graflex to use while working for Shore Patrol investigations. When I left the Navy it was aYashica Tlr; and now I have several different cameras that serve several different purposes. Use my TLR most of the time.