The following may be something that is relatable to only professional and semi professional photographers alike, but I also think longtime amateur photographers can also identify. These ten pro photographers answer the question: "What was your first camera?"
As a quick side note, I appreciate photographer Jared Polin (1 minute 15 seconds) wearing the bright red T-shirt exclaiming “I Shoot Raw.” I haven’t shot anything other than Raw for as long as I have been shooting digital.
In case anyone is interested, my first camera was a used Olympus OM-1. I loved that camera. It was a film camera of course. For all intents and purposes, there wasn’t much that was "auto" about it. It’s still the way I shoot today — Manual everything, 100% the time.