What was your first camera ever that sparked your interest in photography?

Started Oct 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: What was your first camera ever that sparked your interest in photography?
In reply to Norge65, Oct 18, 2013

For me it was two cameras... The first was an old twin lens 120mm with the flip up top. I have no recollection of the brand because it didn't really matter to me. It was my grandfather's camera but he kinda put my in charge of taking pictures. I remember mailing out the rolls of film in those very busy film mailer envelopes and waiting for what felt like forever for the pictures to come back.

The second camera was an accordion Polaroid. This was my grandfather's also but I'm pretty sure he mostly bought it for me to use. I don't remember him taking very many pictures with it but I used it all the time.

I don't think the photography bug really hit my grandfather but I know his father took lots of photographs, many of which I have framed and hanging on my walls. I had a really wonderful grandfather. I was closer with him than either of my parents despite the fact that we didn't have a whole lot of common interests. As I'm getting older though, I'm realizing that my great grandfather and I shared many common interests. I lost him when I was 11 but I had my grandfather until I was 41.

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