Only film camera I've ever used, but I've not been tempted to change.
22 April 2013
Excerpt: Alongside digital, I also enjoy dabbling in a bit of film photography. I took this up a couple of months ago when I decided to purchase my AE-1 Program for just £30 with the standard f1.8 50mm lens. Not once have I looked back since I bought this camera, it feels to have everything that I need. The body itself is made from metal. Compared with the newer bodies which are all moulded from plastic, this just feels so much sturdied.
Excerpt: The Canon AE 1 this camera has stood the test of time and is truly a great camera to use. Personally, it is my preferred camera of choice when it comes to film. None of this new fangled EOS rubbish. 1. Build Quality Well, seeing as it was first made in the 70s (ish) and theyre still being sold today (on ebay and in specialist shops), I think this speaks for itself. The body is very very VERY solid. It'll withstand any sort of bumps and scratches.
Excerpt: "I'm studying photography as a degree and this camera has been with me throughout my photogrpahy experience. I have had other cameras but this one is by far the best. My Course leader recomendes this camera to new students which means it can't be bad. it is a great learning camera and a good professional camera. A bit heavyier than most of the new cameras. But this has the classic wind feature that most modern cameras don't have. It is a totally manual ...
Pros: has a lock system so you don't take pictures in your bag .
Excerpt: "I bought my Canon AE1 many years ago, new. I used it for my coarse work at college and was able to take a wide variety of photographic shots with relative ease, and all with good results. With a few different aperture and speed setting a wide range of effects are possible. Timed shots allow you to set up a shot and enter into it yourself. You can use a whole range of lenses and filters with it (as I did). It is a very compact, versatile camera, for ...
Excerpt: "...get your hands on the Canon AE1 Program you will have one of the best all time cameras ever made. It quite simply takes the perfect picture. I recently took mine into a photographers for a service and clean up, the proprietor commented on the excellence of the camera and offered to buy it off me there and then, even an offer of £350 could not persuade me to part with this camera. It is an SLR type 35mm semi-automatic camera over which you have ...
Pros: takes great quality pictures, well made, durable
Cons: more complex to use than modern fully automatic . No longer made