(at age 11) my Uncle (a professional photographer) gave me my
first camera. It was a simple snapshot camera, but it is what
got me started. By my 8th grade in School I took my first photography
class and received from another Uncle an Exakta VX 35mm SLR.
I shot thousands of photos with the Exakta and in 1981 replaced
it with a Canon A1 and shot a few thousand more pictures over
the years. My first SLR digital was the Canon 10D. In the first
year of owning the 10D I had already shot a few thousand pictures!
I currently use the Canon 20D which has some nice extras over
Well, all the Canon products I have had have worked well for
me over the years. I have a Nikon, but it quit working after
3 years. I'm sure the same can be said for some that have owned
Canon cameras, but I'll stick with them for now.