October 27, 2022

Classic Camera Revival - Episode 138 - Seventies Electric

The 1970s were weird. Polyester leisure suits, disco, drugs, and all the euphoria of the post-war boom before the crashing realisation of the 1980s. But it also was a major turning point for the photography market. You had the small form factor SLR hit the stage with the Olympus OM-1 and the beginnings of automation through electronics. Many camera makers picked a direction and went with it, but Canon, Canon had to be different. They went both ways and produced two forms of semi-automatic cameras, the EF and the A-1. So in today's episode, Bill and John decide to take these two cameras out but shoot the one they aren't used to. Bill takes on the Canon A-1 while John carries around the Canon EF.

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