Fun and interesting thread, hope it is ok to a take little departure from the original subject. Photography for me is a (obsessive) hobby and escape, not making a living from it or any money--maybe someday though. SLRs
1981 - Olympus OM10 w/ 50 1.8 (those of you old enough and in the US should recall those Cheryl Tieggs
1983 - Olympus OM2n w/50 1.4 (love photography, learning a lot--must have a manual camera, sold the OM10)
1985 - Olympus OM4 (very cool, built in spot meter--must have camera. Lots and lots of gear throughout the 80s and into the 90s)
1990s - mostly absent from photography, married, kids, work--life is hectic.
2000s - life is more hectic, teenage girls
, need an escape must get back into photography. Sold all film gear.
2010 - 7D (about a year of research and saving money, was actually waiting for the 60D to be announced [which is how I found this site about 2 years ago], disappointed in 60D specs, ordered my 7D. Absolutely love it! Thank you Canon for pushing me to the 7D. Only thing I miss is interchangeable focus screens.
2010 - Canon AE-1 Film camera for my daughter's photography classWishlist as of today (somewhat in order)
- 24-105 f4L or 24-70 2.8L (selling 15-85)
- 35 1.4L
- 50 1.4II (want ring USM)
- 5D III (addition not replacement)
- 85 1.8
- TBDPoint N Shoot
Minolta something - hated it
Canon APS - needed a tiny camera for mountain biking which wouldn't make me cry if I crashed and crushed it.
2000 - Canon A20 (first digital)
2005 - S80
2012 - S100 must get before March
First ever camera, great grandfather gave me a Kodak Brownie, never found any film for it. Graduated to a Vivitar 110 with "flip flash"--Ok now I have dated myself