Like I’ve mentioned in recent posts I have been more and more intrigued by the film medium (Although I shoot mainly digital, which most likely will not change), and have been shooting with my Minolta SRT 202 off and on. Yesterday even, I announcement on facebook my new minolta 55mm 1.7 lens I picked up for cheap. Well, last week I won an online auction for an iconic Canon AE-1 with a 50mm 1.8 lens included. I was excited to see it arrive in the mail today and immediately loaded er’ up with film and set out to shoot downtown with my new… old… camera. I had both my DSLR and new AE-1 by my side, but with my excitement for my new toy, I was shooting more with the AE-1 throughout the day. In doing so my “good pictures” were captured onto the film rather than my card, which caused a bit of a problem when I found out the local 1-hour photo was out of service for the next few days with the others in town already closed for the day, which makes getting my daily photo out a wee bit difficult to say the least.
I will have the film developed at another location tomorrow after church, but still have to share an image for the day, so why not share the new addition to the camera family with a pic of the AE-1. This camera was an absolute blast to shoot with today, and I really enjoyed the ease of use with the built in easy to read (As far as I know, I guess the developed pics will tell the real tale) light meter built right in. The camera seems to be in perfect working order which is exceptional for the price I picked it up for (May share more on my bargain hunting methods later).
It is super late at night right now so I didn’t put a great deal of effort into making sure this image was absolutely perfect, and more so wanted to share the new camera with you. Be on the lookout for an updated “In My Bag” section as I just got rid of some equipment and have now added a new bag and camera to the line up.
I know there are mixed feeling about film vs digital out there. I always love to hear both sides, so be sure to leave your comments below. Feel free to spark some positive conversations on the topic!