Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The Cutest Young Wife Ever.
The Canon A1 and AE1 were the most popular slr cameras in the 70s until Canon switched to a new docking mechanism with the EOS Lenses and Cameras. This pristene camera was purchased by a friend now deceased, along with the three lenses from 78 to 80, and would have been the work horse of any vacation photographer until the digital revolution.
I bought a less costly Ricoh SLR when I entered the ministry in 76 and for several years enjoyed recording my new family and my other hobbies. My second son pulled it off a table and cracked the prism, and that was that, back to cheap cameras until last year. I could not have afforded this collection. I bought some Kodak Film today...remember them? Kodak? Film?
The first thing I realized again is that there is an expense and a wait for gratification, which is now intolerable. Nevertheless, I am desiring to test these lens against the quality of the four lenses I bought this year. If you want to pay a price of learning to use the camera manually, these lens can attach to a converter on my Digital.
I have four cameras on my bookshelf as collectors items, two Brownie boxes from early in the century, my Fathers WWII Agfa that brought back his memories from New Zealand and the Phillipines were he was a SeaBee. A Canon half frame used during Vietnam to get twice as many prints per roll, this a gift from a dear friend. I will let you know how my retro photography goes.