Film photography has seen a bit of a resurgence in the last few years, and if you are just getting into it, the vast array of cameras out there can be a bit overwhelming at first. This great video review takes a look at a classic camera and a great choice for trying out film, the Canon A-1.
Coming to you from Benj Haisch, this excellent video review takes a look at the Canon A-1. The A-1 is widely lauded as one of the most well-designed film cameras of its day — a tank with intuitive, easy-to-use controls. As it was released prior to the appearance of the EF mount, you will not be able to use your EF DSLR lenses on it, but FD lenses are widely available and generally quite affordable. Furthermore, because it was Canon's standard mount for several decades, just about any standard lens you desire is available, as well as some more esoteric options that allow you to experiment for less money than more modern equivalents. Beyond that, though, the A-1 is simply a ton of fun to shoot with, with controls reminiscent of modern Fujifilm cameras. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Haisch.