The Canon A-1 is one of the most well known classic film cameras, and even to this day, it is an absolute blast to photograph with and one that I totally recommend trying out. This great video review takes a look at the camera and how it holds up in the modern age.
Coming to you from Willem Verbeeck, this fun video review takes a look at the Canon A-1 film camera. The A-1 was made between 1978 and 1985 and employs Canon's FD mount, the predecessor to the EF mount. The A-1 was particularly significant, though, as it was the first SLR camera to come with an electronic programmed autoexposure mode, the first to offer the set of PASM options that are standard nowadays. Personally, the A-1 remains my favorite camera to shoot with from a tactile perspective; it is built like an absolute tank and feels great in the hands, with very satisfying mechanical feedback and controls. Furthermore, you can pick up a nice A-1 kit with a lens or two on the used market for around $100-150, making it a great way to dive into film photography. Check out the video above to hear Verbeeck's full thoughts on this iconic camera.