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« on: October 30, 2012, 02:13:50 PM »
I'm curious as photographers, Over the years we own different camera bodies and Like to see the progression.

My progression

1999 - My grandfather gave me my Minolta Maxxum AF 35mm Camera W/ 50mm 1.8 & Yashica MAT-124G

2002 - Sold my Yashica and saved cash for a beat-up used Hassleblad 501CM w/ 85mm Zeiss 2.8.

2005 - Bought a old minolta flatbed scanner & A canon 10D w/50mm 1.8. Lightly ventured into 4x5 viewcamera's for landscapes. (mostly not my equipment)

2008 - Sold my Minolta scanner, Hassleblad, Canon 10D. Purchased a Rebel XSI, bought 5Dc, 10-22mm, 50mm 1.4, and 135L

2010 - Broke XSI CPS trade for 7D. Bought 50L

2012 - Sold 5Dc, Bought 5D3 and 24L II.

*Future* - Sell 7D and 10-22mm, Purchase 5D4

Thats Where I Am Now. Lets hear you story!  ;D
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 03:50:00 PM »
Inherited by fathers love for photography and acquired a Nikkorex 35mm SLR in 1974
Bought my first 35mm SLR body, Konica TC in 1975.
First digital camera purchased re 1995 Sony FS-1
Then first Canon G2 in 1999
Then onto 60D, 10D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 1D ii, 1DS ii, 60D and now:

5D3, 1D4, and 7D.

Will sell the 7D hopefully soon and will wait for a larger MP body, whatever that is.  One body for sports, one for landscape and archt.

Don't ask me about lenses.  My goal is to own all the Canon lenses at least once.  Mind you, not ALL at once, but to have the pick of the litter.  ;D
A few cameras and lenses and a lot of creative energy and imagination.
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 03:56:54 PM »
1982-1992: Pentax K1000 film SLR

1993-2001: Olympus 35mm P&S

2001-2004: Olympus C960Z (1 MP P&S)

2004-2009: Olympus C765UZ (4 MP superzoom P&S)

October 2009: bought Rebel T1i

March 2010: bought EOS 7D (sold T1i)

October 2010: bought EOS 5D Mark II

March 2012: preordered EOS 1D X

July 2012: received EOS 1D X (sold 5DII)

As for lenses...that would take too long to chronicle;)

Ok, I had a little time...

Oct 2009: bought EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS and EF 85mm f/1.8
Dec 2009: bought EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS  *onset of L-disease
Jan 2010: bought EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
               bought EF 200mm f/2.8L II (used)
Feb 2010: bought EF 300mm f/4L IS (used)
Mar 2010: bought EF 1.4x II Extender (used)
                   bought EF 100-400mm (sold 300/4L IS)
Apr 2010: bought EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II (sold 200/2.8L II)
May 2010: bought EF 24-105mm f/4L IS (used)
June 2010: bought EF 85mm f/1.2L II (sold 85/1.8 )
July 2010: bought EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS (used)
Oct 2010: bought MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro (used)
                 bought EF 24-105mm f/4L IS (with 5DII kit, sold used copy)
                 sold 70-300 DO
                 bought TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
Nov 2010: bought EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II (sold EF-S 10-22mm)
Dec 2010: bought EF 35mm f/1.4L
                  bought EF 135mm f/2L
May 2011: bought EF 2x II Extender (used)
Feb 2012: bought EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS (used)
Apr 2012: sold EF-S 17-55mm
July 2012: received EF 40mm f/2.8 'pancake'
Aug 2012: preordered EF 600mm f/4L IS II
                  bought EF 1.4x III Extender (sold 1.4x II)
Oct 2012: received EF 600mm f/4L IS II
                 bought EF 2x III Extender (sold 2x II)

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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 04:22:02 PM »
In terms of SLRs I'm a big of a newbie

2005: receive 350D
Mid 2009: break 350D, buy 450D
NYE 2009: receive second-hand 400D as a gift (backup body)
2011: buy 600D, sell 400D, relegate 450D to backup/ girlfriend
2012: order 6D

Lenses: 28-135, 50mm 1.8, 28mm 2.8 (no AF anymore), 40mm 2.8,
Tokina 11-16 2.8, Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC, Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS
6D/600D/Tokina 11-16 2.8/Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC/Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS/EF 28mm 2.8/EF 40mm 2.8/EF 50mm 1.8

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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 06:02:51 PM »
1975 - Kodak 126
1978 - Minolta XG1
1980 - Nikon F3HP
80's   - Several other Nikon's - FM, FE, FM2, FE2, FA
1985 - Hasselblad 500CM
1992 - Camerz Classic Long Roll Camera
1996 - Nikon something autofocus (I can't remember)
1998 - (2) Nikon F5's
2000 - Nikon D1
2001 - (4) Nikon D1h's
2002 - Nikon D100
2004 - (2) Canon 1D Mark II's - Sold all my Nikon stuff
2004 - Canon 20D
2007 - Canon 50D
2010 - Canon 7D
2011 - Canon 5D Mark II
2012 - Canon 5d Mark III
2012 - Canon 1Dx

Wow, that's a lot of cameras over the years. Don't ask me to list the lenses. I'm not sure my memory is that good.
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1Dx••5D3••300/2.8L IS II••135/2L••100/2.8L IS Macro••24/1.4L II••70-200/2.8L IS II••24-70/2.8L II••17-40/4 L••600EX-RT••lots more Canon stuff.

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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 06:06:12 PM »
cameras goes something like this... 

Parents semi-manual Canon film camera>Kowa 66>Toyo View 4x5>bronica 645>Canon Rebel G (rebel G during the medium and large format days as well)>Canon 10D>30D>50D>7D>5d2>5d3...  Still have the 7d, bronica 645 and 5d3.  This is the cameras I personally owned...  not including cameras/brands I've shot with and or used professionally. 

Lenses are way to many and confusing to list but in a nutshell the general progression went from cheap budget lenses from canon, tokina and sigma, and now progressed to my lens collection now. 
Canon 5d III, Canon 24-105L, Canon 17-40L, Canon 70-200 F4L, Canon 100L 2.8, 430EX 2's and a lot of bumps along the road to get to where I am.

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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2012, 06:29:48 PM »
Approx. 1982 Zenith 11 as Christmas present (still own it).
Around 1985, I yearned for either Nikon or Minolta, then eventually considered an Olympus, but ended up concentrating on career instead.
October(ish) 2007 400D, returned to photography after along gap. Considered Nikon D90 and 40D, they felt better in my hand, but I went for the lower cost option, plus I could use my old M42 screwmount lenses as a low cost option for additional lenses, which I couldn't do with Nikon.
August 2008, outgrew 400D and progressed to 40D, sold 400D to my Dad.
October 2009, got 7D, kept 40D as backup.
May 2010, got 5D MkII for landscapes, kept 7D for wildlife and sold 40D.
June/July 2012, got 5D MkIII, sold 5D MkII.

In between times, I also bought a secondhand EOS 3, probably around two or three years ago, to play around with slide, expecially Fuji Velvia.
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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2012, 06:38:11 PM »
Grew up with my Dad's MF no name camera until it broke.
Had a Polaroid 420 as well.

Things got a bit more real in 1978:

Vivitar XV-1 (used this in initial darkroom training at Photographic and Reprographic Arts based Magnet High School)
Nikon EM
Canon Digital Rebel 300D
Canon T2i
Canon Elan 7
Canon 7D
Canon 5D3

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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2012, 06:55:26 PM »
Can't remember the dates, and don't want to dig through documents to figure them out!

Polaroid Instant Camera, can't remember the model #

Canon AE-1 Program

Canon T-50

Canon T-70

Canon EOS 3

Canon 40d

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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2012, 07:17:47 PM »
1972 Kodak Instamatic

1974 Canon F1 (sold it when Canon Changed FD mount to plastic)

1984 Nikon F2as (hated it compared to F1)

1989 sold all equipment for financial reasons.

2003 Elan7 w/ 85 1.8 (still have both)

2004 28 1.8 (still have)

2005 5DC (still have)

2007 70-200 2.8L (still have)

2008 24-70 2.8 L (still have)

2011 135 2.0 L (still have)
2011 G12 (still have)
2011 50 1.8 II (still have)

2012 5D3 ( still have)
5DC, 5D3, Elan7, G12, 28 1.8, 50 1.8 II, 85 1.8 USM, 135 2.0 L, 24-70 2.8 L, 70-200 2.8 L, 560 EX, 580 EX II (2) --- all Canon.

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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2012, 07:28:57 PM »
1992:  Canon QL17 G-3 (Got it from my mom)
1995:  Sold it
1997 - 2012:  P&Ss
2012:  Canon T3 (Sold it right after getting 7D), 7D, 20D (Bought it for experiment purpose), 30D (Exchange 20D for this, same purpose), 5D Mark III

Lenses:  16-35mm f/2.8II, 24-105mm f/4, 50mm f/1.4, and 70-200mm f/2.8II
Lighting & Flash:  580EX II, YN-160s (2)
Filters:  Hoya, B+W, and bunch of Cokin P
Tripods:  Manfoto and Dolica Proline

Now, you can tell how much I have spent in just 2012 :)  Wonder where I am now if I did not get a good price on Canon T3 kits from Staples (~$315 after price matched with Frys and coupon)...  still using P&S, i would guess :)
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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2012, 09:05:34 PM »
As I recall my first "real" camera was purchased when I was around 19 years old. I probably had a Kodak Intstamatic before that. Remember flash cubes? I guess from that you can guess my age.

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Nikon FE
Linhof Kardan Color 4 X 5
Hasselblad 500C
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(2) Canon EOS 1N
Canon EOS 3
Canon EOS 1V HS
Canon EOS 20D
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 1D X
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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2012, 10:10:42 PM »
13 years old (2008): Ventured into photography with a Nokia N96.
15 years old (2010): Got my first camera, a EOS 500D with 18-55mm.
3 months later: Bought a Tamron 18-270mm, been using it ever since.
September 2010: Relegated 500D to backup, got a 60D because the 500D was too limiting.

2011: Got a 7D from my dad, rarely use it except for birding. Also bought a 55-250mm and a 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro

2012: Dad gave me his 5D Mk3 and 1Dx because he was too busy with his work (a bit too heavy for my taste though, these two cameras). Also bought a 10-22mm for my 60D.

Now: Just got all his telephoto primes because work was keeping my dad busy.
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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2012, 10:29:15 PM »
Early 1960s: got a bakelight plastic Agfa box camera handed down from my Granddad;

Mid 1960s: Started borrowing my Dad's cameras. I remember a Twin Lens Reflex, a Tesina and a Minox, but there were others as well. Started developing and printing pictures with my Dad.

Late 1960s: Bought my first SLR, a Konica. First SLR ever with autoexposure. Eventually got a 20mm, 135mm and 300mm. All cheap off-brands. Most used a pre-set aperture ring.

Mid-1970s: Got a job at a small daily newspaper and bought a Canon F1, AT-1 as second body and Canon 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 135mm and Vivitar 100-300 zoom. Eventually bought a Canon 200 mm 2.8. Kept that kit through three kids, two marriages and several career changes. Lack of a darkroom, raising kids and job responsibilities meant little photography other than trips and birthdays.

2000s: Got divorced for second time, bought a Rebel xTi as first digital camera.

Got married again. Bought 7D shortly after it came out. Accumulated a variety of lenses and other equipment since then. 
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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2012, 10:36:54 PM »
1967 my dad handed me a Lubital Twin reflex camera he had received from a friend (like the on on my profile photo)
1982 Canon AE1 with 50mm 1.8, 80-200 and Soligor 28-80 and a vivitar flash
1987 burglars destroy my Lubital  :'(
1999 Olympus 340 P&S
2004 gifted a Canon 300D with 18-55
2007 bought 100-400
2012 bought 5D3, 24-105, 40mm and 600EX-RT
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