Saturday, November 24, 2018

New Canon in the stable

I came into contact recently with a Canon AE-1 Program 35mm camera. This is essentially the exposure-priority version of the Canon A-Series line that was popular in the 70's and 80's. I already own the A-1, which adds and aperture priority setting. Both cameras are also capable of full manual as well as 'Program' mode, which makes both settings for you.


I wasn't sure about adding another 40-year old camera to the lineup, but I thought I would give it a go and see how things came out. I ran a roll of Kentmere 400 through it and photographed the same image at different shutter speeds, allowing the camera to adjust the aperture with each click of the wheel. 

Glad I did. All of the exposures are consistent, not something I can always say with the A-1.


I should probably do this same test with my A-1. I'd like to see just how inconsistent those exposures are. Or is it just my imagination? Time will tell.

So, it will be good to have an additional camera in my bag. It can be frustrating to reach for a camera only to realize it has a completely wrong roll of film in it for your situation. I know, film problems.

And yes, I need to post more. I hadn't posted anything since August, over three months ago. But I have another post coming through the pipeline soon.

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