The reminiscing occurring in another thread got me thinking: What was my first camera?
For me, well, I had a couple of cameras before I took photography seriously. In fact, I still have them :
I can still sing the Swinger's TV commercial jingle, verbatim. I can still smell the lacquer.
I also have my dad's first (and I think, only) still camera:
I was 12 years old when I got my first "serious" camera, just before we took a family vacation to Florida. A Honeywell Pentax H3V. It wasn't the "Spotmatic" with integrated light meter, but it did have a form fitting meter that clipped to the top of the prism. How cool was that?