Canon AE-1 and Voigtlander Vitomatic IIb

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Paul, Oct 15, 2003.

  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    I'm a beginner to the world of SLR cameras and have recently obtained a
    Canon AE-1 (FD 50mm 1:1.4 lens) and a Voigtlander II("b", I think) from a
    family member. I've been browsing the web on details about these cameras
    and their relative quality and so far have found medium to high praise
    regarding the optics as well as ease of use for the beginner.

    Can you please share your thoughts regarding these cameras? Which would you
    use over the other (or both) and why? I am concerned that something may be
    wrong with one or the other - but as far as I know, they were in good
    working condition before storing for many years.

    Thanks for any and all replies!

    Paul, Oct 15, 2003
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    Shoot some test rolls with each. THere is no way to tell which, if either
    will operate well and which, if either, still has everythign aligned so the
    pictures are usable.
    Tony Spadaro, Oct 15, 2003
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    Deathwalker Guest

    Genuine canon FD fit optics are fantastic.

    ae1 is a shutter priority based camera with manual overide and centre
    weighted metering. Build quality is good. Although must be out of
    production for 20 years now. Should be fine for an slr beginner. I myself
    had the top of the A range the A1 for 10 years. Accepts dedicated flash but
    lacks ttl flash metering. That was sorted with the T series. Was replaced
    with the T series before the eos series. T series also used the FD mount.
    As far as i know all the fd lenses were good there weren't kit lenses usm
    etc they if it was a genuine canon then it was good end of story.
    Deathwalker, Oct 16, 2003
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