The first camera I had and still have is a Yashica film camera bought at 1200 rupees. Actually mom bought it for the family. We took a lot of pictures using the camera but the cost of film rolls and then developing was a way too high to develop into a hobby. Preserving printed photos was another task.
My friend Amol had gone to Europe and bought a digital camera. Digital Cameras were just introduced and they were still a luxury.
It was not until 2004 that I bought my first full fledged digital Camera, A Sony CyberShot P73. I went beserk with the camera.
2 months later I went back to Europe without the camera and bought my second camera, Olympus 560 UZ just because it had a one day “offer” on it. I have ruthlessly used the camera and almost carried it everywhere. It is a good camera and I still use it. With a 10x zoom, it had taken some memorable pictures.
It was the Olympus which gave me the feeling that I can invest in a better camera but the cost was steep, much more than I took my first camera.
After much thinking, I finally bought Nikon D50 DSLR with a 18-55 mm lens included. I took some to understand that a DSLR is different from a point-and-shoot camera. I learned and am still learning.
The Tools I Use
- Sony Cybershot P73
- Olympus 560 Ultra Zoom
- Nikon D50 DSLR
- 18-55 mm Nikkor lens
- 18-200 mm Nikkor Lens
- 50 mm Nikkor Lens
- Nikon D7000 DSLR
- 35 mm Nikkor Lens
- Nikon SB800 AF Speedlight
- Google Picassa
- Photo editing software like GIMP, PS etc