May 19, 2009
I bought a couple of old film cameras this past weekend (a Canon AE-1 and an AV-1). I figured before I really used them, I should put a roll of cheap film through each of them to make sure they worked OK, the results of this test are below.
I determined that the AE-1 has a pretty serious light leak (I suspect it’s at the hinge), it put red streaks through a bunch of the photos, and completely washed out a couple. I salvaged only one shot from that roll.
This is the only shot in this post that’s been seriously edited–it was green and very washed out.
The AV-1 worked much better, which is good, because I tend to prefer aperture priority shooting. I just need more practice with the manual focus, etc.