I had a job in a camera shop when I was 14 years old and worked there, part time, for the next eight years. I learnt a lot about photography and owned a number of second hand, mainly manual SLRs - a Pentax K1000, an Olympus OM-2, and a Nikon FE-2 were the most memorable. I learnt a lot about the technicalities of photography but, due to the costs, never really had the freedom to practise enough and really learn what I was capable of, and I lost interest somewhat.
Now, fifteen years later, playing with Mark Sheldon's EOS 350D got me hooked again, and I'm thoroughly enjoying really exploring photography again.
Until recently I had a Panasonic Lumix G1 with Lumix 14-45 (rarely used) and 20mm 1.7 (used all the time) modern lenses, along with a Konica Hexanon 50mm f1.7 and a 135mm f3.5. The majority of photos on here were taken with this kit.
That kit was stolen and after a brief experiment with an Olympus E-PL2 I'm back with Panasonic, with a G2 + 20mm f1.7 and a Konica Hexanon 50mm f1.8.