In the late 1980's, I bought a second-hand Minolta SRT 101 with a selection of very poor lenses. It taught me a lot about exposure control.

But I consider my Tachihara 5x4 as my first camera - the Minolta and the Nikon that came before the LF were just toys by comparison. The Tachi taught me a lot about the art of photography.

It still teaches me .....