We all have our idols in photography, but have you ever wondered "What were their first cameras?" Here, a little interesting research and found out first cameras of 15 famous photographers.
Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, and in books.
Adams first visited Yosemite National Park in 1916 with his family. During that stay, his father gave him his first camera, a Kodak Brownie box camera, and he took his first photographs with his "usual hyperactive enthusiasm".
Robert Capa (1913 – 1954) was a Hungarian war photographer and photojournalist who covered five different wars: the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War.
The most widely known camera used by Robert Capa was his Leica 35mm. He had used a chromed Leica III with non coated Leitz Summar 5cm f/2 designed by Max Berek during the Spanish Civil War until late May 1937 and a Contax II with Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 5cm f/2 designed by Ludwig Bertele from that date, but there was very scarce information about the cameras that he had used before 1935. On the day he died, Robert Capa was carrying a Contax and a Nikon S with a 50mm lens, one loaded with color film, the other with black-and-white.