The King of 35mm - Canon AE-1 by itsmymoment

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The King of 35mm - Canon AE-1 by 

The best selling and still reigning king of 35mm photography, the Canon AE-1 paired with the Canon “Nifty” 50 f/1.8 lens.

Canon 50D, ISO 100, 2", f/16
Shot in light-box on black-backed plexi and using 2 CFL 100w daytime lamps.


black, reflection, camera, 50mm, canon, classic, lens, ae 1


  • Scott Denny
    Scott Dennyover 4 years ago

    This brings back some memories.

    I started with an AE-1 Program, the next model up from this one. It too had the super 50mm lens. I remember using 400 ISO BW film, pushing it to 1600 ISO and taking some very vivid sports shots.

    Sometimes I wish I had never sold it. My first DSLR was the Canon 300D. I sold my AE-1 Program to buy lenses and such.

    Great shot.

  • ECH52
    ECH52over 4 years ago

    Great shot of a great camera! I still have one of these and some lenses I would like to sell to buy some new equipment, but you have to almost give it away!

  • foxysangel
    foxysangelover 4 years ago

    one of the best cam !!! i have it too i love !!!!

  • itsmymoment
    itsmymomentover 4 years ago

    Thank you all for your comments, this is my first camera from when I started shooting in the 70’s and I still use it today on occasion. There is a bit of rust and wear from use (and sometimes a bit of abuse!) but these things were really built to take it…if I put my DSLR through HALF of what this bad-boy went through…I’d be buying a new 50D like every 6 months!

    The King is just that…still the King!

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