a particular day

January 23, 2008

waiting for developing

an odd crop to remove the subject matter

A few more minutes and my film should be processed at the photo lab.


Ayup. I got my dad's old Canon AE-1 fired up this weekend and man was it buttery. Small footprint. Sweet focus and metering. And the sound of the shutter was tight and quick.

A couple habits kept me from being completely natural with it:

- I kept forgetting to advance the film.
- After a few snapshots I'd look at the back of the camera hoping to see a preview.
- This waiting for developing is nerve-wracking.

Current music: Liam Finn "Better to Be"


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Before I went digital, hubby-the-great-photographer decided to take me to the kite festival in Berkeley for a shoot-off against his film Nikon. I used my Dad's old AE-1. I lugged around a 1950's-era tripod and heavy camera in the freezing wind for 4 hours. Only to discover at the bar later that hubby forgot to put any film in it.

Posted by: Girl | Jan 25, 2008 3:25:45 PM

I'm thinking on getting one, and that's the camera I recommend to everyone who asks me what's the best camera to start learning photography. Hope to see some of your shots.

Posted by: Matias | Jan 23, 2008 12:56:41 PM

I love my AE-1. I just hate how I sometimes (rarely) forget to set the ISO after loading new film. Just this weekend I thought I was shooting Superia ISO 100, but when I opened the camera up it turned out I was shooting Neopan ISO 1600. Completely screwed that roll up.

Posted by: Alex | Jan 23, 2008 10:34:54 AM

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