Canon A2e - An excellent SLR camera I bought off eBay!

2011-03-09 4

When you pickup Canon EOS A2E for the first time, you realize this is no ordinary camera. Its one of the best film cameras ever made. Its built solid & has a loads of functions available in professional cameras. Until a few years ago professional photographers used to shoot with this camera.

Credits: pushkar

This great SLR camera was released in 1987 world over. In the US its know as Canon Eos 5. It was sold as a pro-sumer camera, but a lot of pro photographers used it regularly for their assignments.

One of the most interesting custom function I found is, when rewinding it retains the film leader just about an inch…just enough if you wish to re-shoot it. You can take lots of multi-exposures, It has a built in function that you can take up to 9 multiple exposures. Another function I found amazing is that there is that it has exposure compensation. You can over expose or under expose using a dial on the camera back up to 2 stops, 2 stops that can make your back-lit subjects looks great. It has a built in pop up flash which is pretty good. Canon A2E is has a gold mine of functions and creative modes.

Credits: pushkar

Best part is since its a Canon EOS mount, I can use all my EF lenses. I pair it with CANON EF 50mm. Its the cheapest fast lens you can buy. It is deadly fast f/1.8, that a steal for the 100$ price (well that’s another review)

I found a A2e on ebay for just 30$, its a an amazing bargain. Normally you can find one for under 50-100 dollars. If you find one don’t even think, just pick it up!

More info at Canon camera museum

written by pushkar on 2011-03-09 #gear #review #canon #lomography #eos-5 #film-camera #user-review #canon-eos-a2e


  1. droogieboy
    droogieboy ·

    nice pics - I love the early Canon EOS range

  2. eastmoe
    eastmoe ·

    great camera~~

  3. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    long life analogue and long life to the people that sell their jewelry for so little! :)

  4. pushkar
    pushkar ·

    thanks guys.. i love this camera!!! long live analogue

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