Since the 1960s, Canon SLRs have had their power switch confusingly labelled as A and L. This has persisted through many different generations of camera and confused beginners through the ages. But what do the letters A and L stand for? Why not use On and Off, or a red dot and a white dot,Continue reading “The mystery of the Canon A/L switch”
Released 1985 The T80 was Canon’s first fully autofocus camera, using some electrical contacts on the existing FD manual focus mount. It was not a commercial success but it did pave the way for the new EOS series of cameras.
I didn’t mean to be a collector – I really didn’t. I was given a Canon AE-1 Program by my uncle in 2009 and I started using it. I loved it and I fell firmly into film photography with both feet. I’ve bought various cameras since but I have always had a rule that IContinue reading “The Canon A family”
Released 1982 At a glance Lens Canon FD mount Film 135 Focus SLR split screen & microprism Meter CdS with Av and Tv
Released 1976 The AT-1 is the only one of Canon’s A-series that does not have automatic exposure. It’s a nice SLR but I mostly bought it to get a step closer to owning all of the A-series. Now I just need the AL-1! At a glance Lens Canon FD mount Film 135 Focus SLR split screenContinue reading “Canon AT-1”
Released 1979 The AV-1 is quite similar to the other Canon A-series SLRs of its time but distinguishes itself from the others by offering aperture-priority rather than shutter-priority. At a glance Lens Canon FD mount Film 135 Focus SLR split screen & microprism Meter CdS with aperture priority
Released 1992 I don’t have any particular interest in autofocus cameras but they are sometimes useful as they can use most DSLR lenses. I got this EOS 5 for a bargain price as an upgrade to my EOS 300. The autofocus on the EOS 5 is older than the EOS 300 but everything else aboutContinue reading “Canon EOS 5”
Released 1976 I try to only buy cameras that do something different to ones I already have. Given that I already have an AE-1 Program and an A-1, this AE-1 offers no advantages. However, I got it for a bargain price! At a glance Lens Canon FD mount Film 135 Focus SLR split screen &Continue reading “Canon AE-1”