The first camera that was actually mine was an old Polaroid when I was 9. I don't remember the model but it was a solid plastic box. Then in Junior high I started shooting for the yearbook. My teacher let us use his Pentax K1000. My first real camera was my Sears (Ricoh) KS-2. It is my primary camera to this day. It came with an automatic exposure that I really have never had any use for. I also picked up a couple of antique cameras, an Ikonta 521/16 (6x6) that I have recently been experimenting with and a Retina 35mm. And just last week I got my Mamiya RB67 Pro 6x7. I put my first roll through it yesterday and I can tell it is going to take some getting use to! What a heavy tank!