As far as I remember my first camera was given to me by my uncle. It was a small Instamatic. I think this may be a photo from it. It was in an album from my childhood. I may have been about 10. In those days of print film we did not take too many photos. I have some photos of my family still and this one of my pet rabbit.
At some point in my teens my parents bought my sister and I an Olympus OM 10, I think, which I think we shared for a while but then at some point I got my own. This camera lasted me for years. In fact, I still have it. At first we used print film, but later moved to 35mm slides. I never took too many photos as not like today you had to pay to get everything developed. And sometimes you were disappointed with the results.
Our first digital camera was a Fujifilm Finepix F810 which my husband and I shared for at least 6 years. It served us well for number of years. But one wet day ended up falling from my then very young son’s hands and breaking. It was a great little camera and I took a lot of pictures of the children with it when they were younger, as well as photographs of our trips.
In 2011, a search on the internet led me to a review of an Olympus Pen EPL1. I liked the look of it and the review was good, it was a good price so I bought it. A few years later I upgraded to a newer version (EPL8) after the lens failed. I have since added a 50-140mm lens. I rarely go anywhere without it.