Rick, Nice to find someone else who loves Canons. I've got a Canonflex RP with the big selenium meter that clips on and engages with the speed dial, two working A1s plus two A1 bodies with problems, an FP, an FX, an AE1, an AV1, the T70 I got as a Christmas present from my son and daughter in law, another T70 body which I picked up as a parts camera but which I'm hoping to get working again (it's almost there, just the down selector button that doesn't work), two of the original large Canonets, a Canonete 28 and the last one which I picked up recently for the exhorbitant sum of 50p (about 75c) which is a cheap point and shoot Snappy LE II. My son has two F1s which I can use any time I want, but seldom do. I've got a number of Canon lenses from 28mm upwards but my favourite user lens is the 'short' 35-70 zoom which I find covers most of the shots I want to take.
The A1s have been my normal user cameras for some years, but I'm halfway through a roll on my 'new' T70 and find I'm liking it more and more. As you can gather, I too love Canons. I've handled a couple of early rangefinder Canons and rather fancy them but they're somewhat out of my pocket money price range. Maybe one day ...
Peter, I had a love affair with Yashica back in th early 70's then it was Pentax, the ME Super was a great little SLR, and finally Canon. I had another A1 and an AE1 P but had to sell them to finance the T90. I really love the all manual F1 but the T90 is the best manual focus camera I have ever used. I forgot also I have two QL17's and a Sure shot 76 P&S and a newly acquired AF35ML with the 40mm f1.9 lens. As far as the Canon RF's I would love a P or a VI L but I do have a Leica M4-2 with a 35 and a 50mm Summicron ;-)
In lenses I have the 20mm 24, 28, 35 50 f1.4 and 50 f1.2L 85 L and 100 macro, 135, 200f2.8 300 f2.8 Sigma 400 f5.6 and a Canon 500mm f4.5 and 3 zooms Tokina 35-70, canon 35-105 and a Vivitar Series 1 70-210. My Avatar is me with the AE-1 P a 400 f5.6 and a Vivitar 2x macro converter shooting dragonflies at 3 feet
Last Edit: Jan 11, 2006 16:41:16 GMT -5 by byuphoto
I just agreed to purchase a VT to add to my IV SB2. They are wonderfully made cameras, quite the match for their contemporaries though they were not as highly thought of. I think some of that may be due to the rapid pace at which Canon continually replaced their models.
Hmm, I think I can make do with the cameras that I have, or not.