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I have been taking my self on a journey. I wanted to take the time I have here in Arizona to build on my film works. Once I decided to get the ball rolling I set out to find another film camera to shoot with other than my Bronicasaurus. Yes I call it a dinosaur because the camera is huge, really. I wanted something a bit more easy to handle and take to the streets without getting looked at like a crazy person.
I stumbled across a magnificent find at a thrift store here in town. I saw a Canon Ae-1 that was in good shape though it had seen better days in my opinion. I had two missions when I entered, one to find a camera and another to find a case. I saw a silver small case, which initially I wanted for my Bronica, I asked the clerk to see the case. As the clerk lifted the case to the counter top from the glass display it hit the counter with a bit of heft. I knew good an well this thing couldn’t be that heavy. I look at the price tag and it said $21.00. The case was rather nice so I figured why the hell not. I opened it to inspect the contents to find a near mint condition Canon F-1n with a 150mm Macro and a ring flash inside. Immediately I ask, “Is this supposed to be in here?,” the clerk replies, Yes. I am still befuddled at that point and my second question comes from my mouth. Is this camera included with the case?, the clerk says a hearty, Yes.” I proceed to tell him to take my money NOW.
Just this past week I went on a photowalk in a small town here called Bisbee. I took all of my cameras with me. I make an interesting discovery on the trip the moment I raised my DSLR to my eye and saw all the bright lights inside, like it was a view of Vegas from a helicopter. It was almost a foreign view to me. It took maybe a few minutes for me to remember how all this stuff worked but when I did, everything was crystal clear. I had a renewed sense of what every function would do to my image. The simplicity of an ISO dial, shutter speed dial, and manual aperture controls on the lens of my F-1 made the single button presses of my 7D so sensible.
There was no split level focusing screen but using the 19 focus points were seamless and easy, almost too easy. As I used my DSLR more and more thought out the day, as a pro, it all seemed just way too simple. There was no challenge, I could shoot and not worry about the consequences. The results of making the wrong choice of aperture didn’t waste the shot. I could just erase and do it again but, the moments were always gone so you had to get that right at least. I feel like that was the only drawback really. I did, however do everything with deliberation after that having used the analog camera for so long before that. It was liberating and I have to say it was the best feeling I have felt with a camera in my hand in quite a while.
From that day forth I have used nothing but my film cameras. Crazy? Maybe. It was refreshing to raise these relics to my eye to see the world through a viewfinder with no green LED’s inside of them. These cameras are nearly my age and have seen many places. These viewfinders have been looked through by the eyes of amateurs to experts alike and here that history lies in my possession. What makes it even more intriguing is the idea that this camera may outlast my multi thousand dollar DSLR and never blink twice about it.
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