52 Cameras: Camera 56 – Canon EOS 750

Update 21 Feb 2018 — I consolidated the 2 parts into one post. A new post using this camera is at http://exit272.com/?p=4167




An auto-everything camera can be as challenging as an old one-aperture, one-shutter speed camera.

The first roll was in the camera when I bought it and had a few exposures left so I used it as a basic-function test roll. It’s Kodak 400 of unknown vintage. Because I was leery of results, if any, I used drugstore processing for convenience and price.

Photos are chronological but the numbers are reverse-chronological because of the camera’s pre-wind. What would normally be first is last.

The beginning of a new compost pile.  Program autoexposure.

The beginning of a new compost pile. Program autoexposure.

Sleepy Goober.  Depth of Field (DEP) mode.

Sleepy Goober. Depth of Field (DEP) mode.

Jem contemplates attacking Zoe (he did).  Program AE.

Jem contemplates attacking Zoe (he did). Program AE.

Another roll — expired (unknown date) Kodak Max 400 processed and scanned by The Camera Shop of Santa Fe.

Full moon rising over the Sangre De Cristos.  Program AE.

Full moon rising over the Sangre De Cristos. Program AE.

Pond at Black Mesa Golf Club.  Program AE.  I don't golf but they were cool about letting me photograph.

Pond at Black Mesa Golf Club. Program AE. I don’t golf but they were cool about letting me photograph.

M at Pizza Centro.  Depth of Field (DEP) mode.

M at Pizza Centro. Depth of Field (DEP) mode.

I’m not sure who Canon was targeting with this camera or the older no-manual-control FD-lensed T-50. Gadget-freaks with money but no time or desire to learn photography, I suppose. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice camera if you want good photos using good glass and a good built-in flash, but it can be pretty limited (and limiting) for things like the moonrise photo. I was at the extreme edge of being able to get the shot at all. A few minutes later, I could get the moon and a black background or let the flash fire and underexpose everything but the immediate foreground.