Now if Only It Would Stop Raining
So, why a Canon A1?
As you all know, I am a film dinosaur. They will get my film cameras when they pry them from my dead twitching fingers... or when they stop processing film :)
The A1 is the stick shift sports car to my Minolta 700si grand touring machine. The A1 is not auto focus. It is precisely the sort of camera I grew up with but with the addition of superb metering. It is programmable in either shutter or aperture priority, that's all the automation I want or usually need. I feel an extra measure of control, and I like that feeling.
Here my baby sits atop my prized Bogen tripod. We are ready to take on the world... if only it would stop raining.