My first 'real' camera

October 09, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

I can't even remember the name of my very first camera.

It was a present from my Granddad when I was about 6 years old.
It took 126 film and had a cube flash bulb on the top that you could buy in packs of three - that's just twelve shots with flash on your film of typically 24 shots; and they were expensive, you didn't waste them on just one film! 

Even back then I loved photography - my granddad called me 'snap happy'.

At the risk of sounding like Uncle Albert from Only Fools of Horses, when I joined my fist ship (did I tell you I spent nearly seventeen years in the navy?) I bought my first 'real' camera from the NAAFI and I took it all around the world with me.

It was 1984 and I finally had my first SLR.

I still have it.

It is a Minolta XG-m and I loved it. It was a real 35mm camera and I could be a 'real' photographer :)


I have learned so much since owning this camera but I am still learning.

Throughout your life advance daily, becoming more skillful than yesterday, more skillful than today.
This is never-ending  - Hagakure

 

My First 'Real' CameraI loved this camera and took it all around the world


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