I wanted another Canon to try out the lens I got for a previous camera that I tried. This one looked clean and simple. When I found out it was the first Canon EOS, I was very pleased. It was first produced in 1987 and was discontinued two years later.
According to the website I linked to, this was the camera on which the first photos uploaded to the world wide web was taken on. I feel like keeping this just for that fact. But, oh it is heavy. This site says chunky, clunky, and funky…I like that, it is so true..and maybe matches me too. It is so simple to use. There is a dial to turn from lock to auto or even remote, which I do not have. There is another wheel to change the mode or items withing the mode, such as aperture. I found the autofocus was a little slow and random at times, but acceptable. This reviewer found the same.
So did it work? Yes, it did and I have to say I really liked using it. Here is my test roll of Kentmere 400 taken around Tokyo and Saitama.
As with the last post, I think I need to change my chemicals. BUT, I like the photos, I liked using the camera. I did not like the weight.
Keep or Sell: I think I will keep it in my Japanese home. I will not transfer it to my main collection in the UK. I think it is a great autofocus SLR. It was very cheap, so I am not worried about what happens to it. I also think it is the last Canon I will buy as I have almost reached my 100 camera limit, even though I have more cameras to test that will take me over the limit.