Meet my cameras: Part 1

If you follow me on twitter, you might be aware that I recently had a small ebay accident… I purchased a job lot of film cameras which the seller wanted to get rid off to clear space so was doing so cheaply.  I managed to get 26 cameras for £50 which is pretty amazing and exciting.  There’s a No 2 Brownie which is non functional, two Super 8 movie cameras*, four SLRs without lenses and the rest are a muddle of point and shoot and fixed lens cameras.

So, as I play with them and see which work and what they’re like to use etc, I thought I would create a series of blog posts to document my findings.  That sounds overly academic.. apologies, this will be fun, promise!

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First up… The camera which has been with me the longest…

Nikon D40

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I got this camera as an early 21st birthday present about nine years ago.  It’s the first DSLR I owned, the second digital camera I owned and probably the fourth camera I’d owned.  I love it.  It’s been with me all over the world and has served me incredibly well.  In fact I only got a new DSLR because my pain means that having a flip out screen is exceptionally helpful.  It’s such a good camera that my friend also got one (I’m crediting my good taste for his choice in that).

Ta Prohm, Siam Reap, Cambodia
Cambodia

When I got it, the D40 was the cheapest, bottom of the range Nikon DSLR available.  Having had and loved a Nikon point and shoot for three years previously, I was keen to stick with Nikon.

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Ireland

I’ve used mine with three lenses: 18-55mm, 55-300 and more recently a 50mm prime lens.

York Minster
York Minster

* I plan on selling the Super 8s so if you’re interested in them let me know

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