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

Started Oct 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
Paphios Regular Member • Posts: 395
Kodak 35 rangefinder

This Kodak 35 rangefinder was a camera purchased by my father while he was in the US military in World War II.  When he moved on to SLR's he passed this camera down to me (before that I used a box camera).  It had an incredible steampunk contraption of cogs and wheels on the front that were part of the focusing mechanism.

The most moving pictures from this camera were taken by my father of the ruins of Manila in the aftermath of the 1945 battle.  The images of desolation are still burned into my memory.  My main use was to take pictures while away at college to send home to my family.

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