135mm cameras in my life:
Argus C3 (1975?) Photo
My grandpa on my mother’s side gave me this when I was expressing an interest in photography. He had purchased it a long time ago, along with all kinds of lenses and things. It was in excellent condition at the time around 1975 or so. Had lots of filters and such as well, ended up giving it to Brian the younger brother who lost it somewhere along the way. I feel bad that I didn’t hang on to it myself.
Minolta SRT-201 (1976?) Photo
No longer have this camera, bought it about 1978 I think. I was in High School still and got this along with a 55mm lens as a kit from Sears I believe. Had no idea what camera to get and just picked a kit out of the catalog when I had the money to buy it. I think it was around $250.
Minolta X-700 (1981?) Photo
Bought this while in College I think, from a shop in the Mall in Gainesville. I may have done this after I graduated, I’m really not sure.
Aug 1999 Kodak DC210 as my first digital, a whopping 1.2 mega pixel
Feb 2001 Olympus C990Z, D490Z 1600×1200
Feb 2003 Canon PowerShot S200 1600×1200 Photo
July 2004 Philips Key019 Key Ring Camcorder
May 2005 Canon PowerShot SD300 2272×1704 Photo
Jan 2007 Olympus FE230/X790 3072×2304 Photo – broken screen
Apr 2007 Casio EX-Z75, 7.1 mega pixel; -wet on Vacation
Nov 2007 Olympus u790SW S790SW 3072×2304 Photo
20?? Nikon Coolpix S9100 mostly for video 16.1M
Nikon D100 (12/17/2002)
My first digital 35mm DSLR camera, I had been waiting for a long time and ended up buying it at a shop in Atlanta along with a older/used 35-85 push-pull zoom lens. I think I paid about $1999 for it?
Nikon D200 (01/29/2006)
Bought about January 2006. but didn’t get until almost February I think. Main reason for upgrade was larger resolution. Sold D100 to my brother Brian. Bought from Adorama since B&H couldn’t get the camera fast enough. I also got the kit with the camera since it was faster as well. modified this to take IR shots, haven’t done much with it. $2300?
Nikon D700 (01/26/2010)
Bought this at the end of 2009, mostly for the full frame so I could utilize my wide angle lenses better. $2600?
Outdoors stuff, hiking and in the water. I now use it mostly for the Phantom 2 Drone.
Nikon Df 01/10/2014) 16M
$2995 with 50mm 1.8 lens
GoPro Hero4 Black (07/15/2015)
For video stuff and timelapse.
Nikon D810 () 36. Mp
Bought Mar 2015 $2995 body only with MD-12 Battery pack. Good Timelapse, some video.
GoPro Hero5 (2017)
Lots better timelapse, traded in my Hero3+ for $100 off.