Another Icon Religated To History

Cannon has stopped making film cameras.  

I learned how to take photographs with a Canon AE-1 somewhere during the 1980’s.th-1

It was an icon of picture taking. The first camera (I believe) that could be used manually and with automatic settings. I recall having a power winder on it to be able to take bursts of photographs.

The little 35mm film canisters held so many uses after you used the film.

th-2Just another part of my life that is but a memory.

I still have my Olympus E-420 that I use with long lenses, but I have to admit that almost all the photographs I take are with my iPhone 6s.

I guess I am part of the problem.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Nashville, TN, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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6 Responses to Another Icon Religated To History

  1. Yes, we all blame you Ray!

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  2. josiesvoice says:

    Ray,you’re not part of the problem. You’re just keeping up with the times. Besides, such items will become so obsolete that one can’t even find spare parts or supplies from it unless one goes to Amazon or ebay. Type writers, telegrams,web cameras–portable, printing press are just among the other stuff that will go into the museum of obsoleteness. Even jobs like the milkman for ex. has been quite rare now.

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  3. You can also blame me – I never owned an AE-1or used 35mm film, but when I got my iPhone I turned into a photo taking fool.

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  4. Osyth says:

    I tend to do things backwards. Therefore I became embroiled in taking pictures via my phone (an iPhone 3 at the time) and daughters encouraging me to have a FaceBook account. 5 years later I got my first real camera and now I have my second (its a Pentax) and I love the feel of it and the action and the changing lenses and filters and the real feel of it. Backwards I am and I imagine by the time I get to the end of my life I may be using a Box Brownie! 📷

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  5. I guess when they called the A-1 “Hexa-Photo-Cybernetic” we should have seen the writing on the wall… (meanwhile, 40 years later…)

    The AE-1’s claim to fame was its using “Shutter Priority” mode over – the defacto standard in the industry – “Aperture Priority”; the manual mode was pretty much standard on all serious 35mm Auto Exposure SLRs but the “P” setting – Programmed Auto – was a Canon (with one “n”) exclusive.
    Did I ever mention I worked in a camera store in the late 70’s early 80’s and was a certified photographic counselor (CPC)? lol – Gotta share this info while it still has any merit whatsoever 😉

    As long as they don’t discontinue chemistry I plan to hang on to my darkroom tho.

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