I started out in 1945 with a hand-me-down Box
Brownie No.2 roll-film camera. My first "proper" camera was a
wood-and-leather Victorian glass plate apparatus, complete with wooden tripod, picked up
in a junk shop for thirty shillings (£1.50) - a small fortune then to an impecunious
15-year-old schoolboy! Over the years I have gone through many cameras of different
formats - as a boy I even experimented with a pinhole camera made out of a cardboard
I currently use a Fuji S9500
- a quality digital camera with a 28-130 mm zoom lens. Its 9 megapixels
make for pin-sharp enlargements and its wide range of features gives a choice between
fully automatic shooting and advanced manual photography, of subjects as close as 1 cm.
from the lens. TrustedReviews.co.uk gave this camera an almost unheard-of 10 out of 10 in all departments.