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