Canon AE-1


This was my first camera, the venerable canon AE-1. It ate expensive little batteries, it meant buying film, sending it off and the subsequent disappointment of £7 wasted on 36 grainy shots. Occasionally I’d get 2 or 3 in focus, not make a mess of the various mystifying settings & those moments were truly joyous. It was like real art man, these weren’t the days of memory cards and easy flickr uploads. Photography was quite a ball ache. Worth it though 🙂

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