I recently bought a 1981 Canon AE-1 Program 35mm SLR on ebay with a FD 50mm f/1.8 attached. Me and my patient wife/muse often walk through our local park on our way into Hampstead, or the local “country” pub. In the past I’ve brought my 5D MKIII with a 50mm lens, but it’s a bit heavy for long walks. I also owned a Canon G1X for a while, but wasn’t happy with the slow auto focus. It was time to go analogue!
I had been playing with VSCO film stock simulations in Lightroom anyway, so I figured why not get real film? Since owning this nifty little unit (much smaller and lighter than the 5D/50mm combo) I’ve had a few nice, mild winter days to test it out. These are a few examples of the results.
Film stock: Kodak Portra 400
Printed at Aperture, Rathbone Place (www.apertureuk.com)
No further corrections, or enhancements that I have done.