I bought my first camera when I was 12 or 13. It was an instamatic which cost 13/6 as a special offer on a Kellogg’s Corn Flakes packet.
I remember the price very well: that was a lot of money for me at the time and I had to save for quite a while.
From 1972 to 1980 I used various instamatic cameras.
In 1975 and 1976 I used a pretty old Agilux Agifold medium format camera. And took nearly 100 photos. I’ve included about 30 of these in various formats under “Agilux Agifold”.
In 1980 I bought an Olympus OM-1 with 3 objectives; 28mm, 50mm and 75-150 mm. I took around 3,000 photos with this system from 1980 until mid-2002.
My first digital camera was a Minolta DiMAGE 7i which I got mid-2002. Using this system I took some 7,000 photos up until the end of 2012.
In December 2012 I borrowed a Canon EOS 400D from my daughter’s partner and used this until April 2013. Then I bought a Canon EOS 600D with 3 objectives: a Canon EFS 18-55 mm, a Sigma 50-200 mm and a Sigma 18-250 mm.
Pretty much all the photos in Lanzarote in 2014 were taken using the Sigma 18-250 mm objective because I got fed up switching objectives so often. Of the 860 photos I took I selected around 400 for this site.