Back in ’88 I was given a Canon AE-1. That camera was responsible for getting me interested in photography. It was stolen a few years later,and I’ve always toyed with the idea of buying another one just for old time’s sake.
Yesterday, I found someone on Craigslist giving one away, and tonight I picked it up. It needs a little work, but holding that camera brings back all kinds of memories. Shooting Highwood basketball games, scenery, portraits and lightning storms. It was the camera I used for my first photography class in Great Falls. I put hundreds of rolls of film through that camera while I had it.
I had an AE1 a few years ago and sadly it gave up the ghost after many years of faithful service…enjoy yours – it really is a superb camera.
Thanks! Looking forward to cleaning it up and taking it out!