Self Portrait: My Camera & I

My Camera & I

I’ve been drooling over Canon’s EOS 60D and 7D for what feels like a few years now, promising myself I’ll be getting one real soon. But as time has gone by, I’ve realized that I still have so much further I can go with my good ol’ PowerShot SX 1IS. I’m also not quite ready to dive into photography for anything more than a hobby since my time is already occupied with other priorities. I will still be getting a new camera, just not yet.

For now, my CanonPower Shot is still my #1 tag-along!

Canon AE-1 Program

Five years after the original AE-1 was introduced, Canon brought out an excellent upgraded version in 1981, known as the AE-1 Program or AE-1P in short. The major difference was the addition of the Program AE mode which sets both the shutter speed and aperture automatically.

I came into possession of this camera several years ago and thoughtlessly set it aside. Now it’s time to dust it off and see what this old SLR classic can do.

With it is a FD 35-105mm f3.5 zoom lens. This should get me started. Now I plan to look over the manual for the camera and buy a roll of film.

I have to admit… I’m just a little bit giddy. This should be fun.