What I learnt about my old camera
January 12, 2016 • 1 Comment
The film that I sent for processing came back this week. When I looked at the results, I found two problems on my Canon AE-1:
The last time I used this camera was more than 20 years ago. It was a very long time. The equipment has been damaged. I also found out that the film that I was using for this shoot has some beautiful emulsion. (I can't believe I used that word, emulsion, sounds like a big word.) The film I was using was Lomography CINE 200; the film was released with the limited number. I managed to get hold of a few rolls and wanted to make the best out of it. The reason why I chose Canon AE-1 was that I could get full control of my shot. Little did I know that the camera was faulty. It wasn't 20 years ago. Yes, the camera needs a service and repair.
I've managed to find some shots that have less damaged. Yes, some good shots were ruined by over exposed (though I've tried to get the lab to compensate the development process) and light leaks.
Lesson to take home:
Hopefully, after I get my Canon AE-1 repaired and serviced, I will shoot with the same film again.
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