My first, first camera was a kodak Instamatic to take to the Boy Scout World Jamboree more years ago than I care to disclose! My first real camera wasn't really mine, but my high school's! It was a funky, well used Speed Graphic with inoperable range finder and no cams - all focusing on the ground glass or WAG & shoot. Although I drifted to 35mm/mid format, from large format, during college, I am back to 4x5 today.