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Anonymous asked: What is your camera history? Like what did you use first and where did you go from there?
@4 weeks ago with 36 notes
I’ll give you a complete rundown of my cameras, starting from 2004 and going all the way until today.
- Sony Cybershot 4.1 Megapixel
It was a birthday present from a girl I was dating. At the time, I only wanted a camera because I loved doing weird edits in Photoshop and wanted to make custom movie posters for the silly short-films that my film group made.
My friend Rex Hicks had a website called slowmotionsickness.com, and his most common updates were little adventures called “Day-In-The-Life”. This was before MySpace and Facebook, and I was really entertained by his stories. I suppose this inspired me to start carrying my camera everywhere I went.
I dropped this camera the very first day I had it, and had to duct-tape the battery lid shut whenever I used it.
- Kodak EasyShare DX4530
My mom bought me this for Christmas in 2004. I wanted it because it had an optical zoom, something the Sony did not, and it was five whole megapixels. I could print photos out and they wouldn’t look pixelated!
I didn’t use this camera for very long because I stepped up to a better camera in March of 2005.
- Kodak DX7590
Truth is, I bought this camera because it kind of looked like a dSLR, something I didn’t think I’d ever be able to afford. It was the best thing for me at the time, though, because it allowed you to change the f/stop and aperture. I learned a lot in the seven months I owned this thing, and it captured the last childhood summer of my life.
It still worked up until 2009, when I mysteriously lost it in a move across the country.
- Canon 350D Digital Rebel XT
My first dSLR! I remember the morning I got it so vividly, like the entire world had just opened up for me. It was September 25th, 2005, and I got it at a place called CameraLand in Burlington, Iowa.
A lot of my firsts were done on that camera, including my first paid photo shoot and my first wedding. To this day, I think the Rebel is the best option for a first dSLR. It was a great little camera and it got the job done for a long time.
It died after shooting almost 500,000 photos.
- Canon 20D
I bought it in 2007 after doing a 24-hour BlogTV broadcast raising funds to buy it. I fell in love with it instantly and never looked back. The wheel system, easy access to setting changes, and the general sturdy build were all factors in the infatuation.
It died in the weirdest way possible, during a shoot before a thunderstorm. I snapped a photo and the shutter went crazy, firing in rapid succession until dying completely. I could have sent it in for repairs, but I wanted to try something new.
- Canon 50D
I didn’t own this camera for very long at all. I just wasn’t a fan of it, and it seemed like a hasty release for a company I’ve always trusted. The body was plastic and felt cheap. The wheel system was altered (poorly, and was reverted back with the next release). Most of all, I just didn’t like the way the photos looked.
I sold it and my Canon GL2 video camera for enough money to buy the camera I’ve been using ever since (going on five years!)
- Canon 7D
The camera that refuses to die! I’ve shot millions of photos with this, had two full-time jobs revolving around it, and it’s been by my side through about four different lives already.
Whenever it does come to its eventual demise, I’ll be devastated. It seems more like an extension of me than it does an inanimate object. I’ll likely move up to my first full-frame camera next.
It’ll definitely be a Canon, though. Always Canon. Forever.