My first camera was a Yashika point and shoot which my father got me in my second year of college. I used it for 3 years.
My second camera was a Ricoh KR-10M SLR which was purchased while in grad school in the USA. It was stolen during a snow storm when I was at RPI. It was replaced by an old refurbished Pentax or a short time and when its silk shutter failed..
That is when I got introduced to the world of Canon SLR's and digital cameras. That was 1998. Have not looked at anything other than Canon..
EOS Elan II -> Powershot S30 -> EOS 400D -> 5D Mark II
Right now, shoot everything with the 5D Mark II ...
Also use a Manfrotto Tripod and have a spare ELPH 320 point and shoot as a backup!
If my life is an open blog...
My photography is an open bag!
There is always the usual backup batteries and a simple polarizing filter.
Every photographer always wants to update the "gear" section and yours truly is no exception.
The CFO in our house aka Sangeetha has approved Capex for one item per year for a variable amount that will be decided by her at the last minute..
So stay tuned!