Three months into the New Year, I can finally tick off the most crucial item in my analogue resolutions list for 2014. Yesterday afternoon, I finally got a “new” old SLR to replace my broken Minolta α-7700i from the good ol’ streets of Hidalgo in Quiapo – a Canon A-1.
It’s been five years since I last used a film SLR, so this latest development of sorts is an exciting one for me. Summer has recently started here in the Philippines, which means there are trips already lined up in which I can practice using my latest acquisition. I downloaded the camera’s manual as soon as I got home yesterday evening; there sure is a lot to learn!
The Canon A-1 is actually one of the SLR models that I’ve had my eye on. I didn’t think I’d find the A-1 in Hidalgo, so when I saw it on display at one of the stores (I found the Yashica Electro 35 and a Canon Canonet first so I was thinking which to get between the two initially) and learned that it’s still fully functional (and only at Php 3,300 at that – roughly about US$75), it honestly took only a little convincing before I finally decided on getting it.
By getting myself an SLR, accomplishing the rest of my analogue resolutions would now be fuss-free!
Allow me to wrap up this piece with this selection of lovely photos taken with the Canon A-1 by fellow lomographers. I sure would be adding mine to this bunch soon!