- Sep 5, 2018
Nikon D70, my first DSLR. The move away from film was liberating.
Late hit, but I identify with this. Prior to my 10D, I used a Canon F-1, a couple of Pentax film-era KX's, a Canon T90, then a Mamiya C-3 and C-33 for paid stuff. And then there was the large-format stuff, but I put that in a separate category. The 10D was my first digital camera, and it was followed by a 5D and 5DII, and currently a Pentax 645z.I don't have good memories of my film cameras. Expensive to use, waiting forever for the developed slides, etc. So for me, the most revolutionary camera was the first digital DSLR camera I bought, the Canon 10D:
It forever changed my photography hobby. It got me back into it, taught me immense amount and got me better pictures than I ever could before.
I never really cared about cameras. And I scoffed at the folks that brought a bag of camera equipment to events and fussed about with that rather than being in the moment.
A shame the point and shoot market isn't that competitive anymore thanks to smartphones. Ever heard of the new Ricoh GRs? Seems like the best cameras you can fit in a pocket