I think the first was some sort of Kodak 110 Instamatic when I was around 9 or 10 years old, and then I started doing some simple darkroom work, and it seemed time to move up to 35mm, so the first serious camera was a Ricoh rangefinder, and later a Canon A-1. The Ricoh and the A-1 were stolen in a house burglary, but fortunately were insured, and I kept good records as a kid, so we got a good insurance settlement that financed a Canon "New" F-1, which I still use.