I have been shooting photos for over 40 years. I started with a Nikkormat 35mm and got my 1st darkroom setup when I was about 10 years old. I moved up to a Nikon FE with a motor drive and then later to a Nikon F3 with a motor drive. Wow what a camera. It was a work horse. It has dents and scuffs all over it, but it just works. It has climbed mountains, lived on the beach, and generally had a rough-but-loving life.