Back when I was still struggling to decide which film SLR camera to buy, I remember narrowing my choices to anything from Nikon or a Canon AE-1/AE-1 Program. Fate willed me to have a Nikon FE2 first, but like anyone with a chronic case of Gear Acquisition Syndrome, I never stopped wanting to have this beauty.
When I had the chance to get one for a good price, I went ahead and grabbed it.
It’s been nearly three months since I succumbed to GAS and grabbed a lovely Canon AE-1 Program. It shames me to admit that I haven’t given it as much analogue love as it truly deserves. However, I did not totally neglect it; I ran a test roll with it and got the shots below:
I’ve read a lot about it and seen some beautiful photos that it’s capable of taking, but I kind of lost my drive these past months and have only been shooting sporadically. But, seeing some impressive snaps my fellow lomographers have taken with this beauty, I now wonder why on Earth did I ever let myself get lazy:
Now, all I need to do is to load my Canon AE-1 Program and take it somewhere scenic to make up for lost time.
I haven’t named this beauty yet — care to give him a name for me?
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