Vintage Canon

So, I was looking to purchase a vintage Canon AE-1  film camera. I've been wanting to shoot film for a few years. I love the look of film and the sound of the camera click - not to mention the sound of advancing the film!  I finally found one.

There is a lot to learn, or more accurately, re-learn with shooting film. The most important of which is patience. You must know and understand the basics with vintage cameras. You can have an "idea" with digital but film is unforgiving. Unlike digital there are no options, you do all the work -- correct aperture, shutter and film speed. As well as the required "manual" zoom. That's what I love most. It forces you to slow down, and in many cases, stop and think about what you're trying to capture.  

The first time I took a picture I automatically looked at the back of the camera to see the image. It was a bit unnerving as I've gotten used to the instant gratification of digital. It's been a bit of a challenge finding 440+ speed film, but I'm loving the journey...  

Stay tuned!

Canon AE-1, A-1 and FT-b

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