That’s quite a list… I started with a Halina compact camera when I was about 14 years old. I think it was a red Halina AF810, but it got me hooked on photography.
Then a second hand Pentax ME Super and a Minolta SR-T 101 both of which I still own and they still work!
Next, I upgraded to a modern SLR… well… modern when I bought it as new when they were first released – Minolta Dynax 7xi. I had that for quite a few years until I switched over to a DSLR. Minolta didn’t have and digital offerings when I was looking to upgrade so I switched allegiance to Canon.
— The Minolta Dynax 7xi was still working until a couple of years ago when the circuit board fried. I was halfway through a film and suddenly smelt burning. Had to turn the camera off and removed the battery otherwise I think it would’ve burst into flames!
So, I moved to Canon and bought a 20D and a collection of lenses. That was a great camera and it was at that time I started doing more and more photography work, from Weddings, Portraits and Events. As I got more work I realised that I needed to go full-frame so I started to look at what Canon had to offer and I was disappointed by the noise levels shooting in low light with Canons offerings so I took a look at what Nikon were producing.
That ended up with me selling all my Canon gear and switching to Nikon. A D3 and the ‘Holy Trinity’ of Nikon lenses – Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 G AF-S E, Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E AF-S ED VR and the Nikon 70-200mm f2.8E AF-S FL ED VR. I also bought the Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR for macro work.
Then the Nikon D800 was added to my collection so I could shoot with two bodies rather than keep swapping over lenses at events.
After a few years I sold the Nikon D3 and bought a Fuji XT-2 (it’s a lot lighter!) and various lenses.
Other cameras include: Bronica SQ-A, Yashica-Mat and a much used Lomo LC-A+.