52 Cameras: Week 4 part 2 – Canon AE-1

Kind of disappointing results. I used Kodak Max 800 film because I wanted to use a 400mm lens I got with the camera to photograph the moon. It’s a Prospec 400/5.6. I haven’t found too much information on it — it seems to be a JC Penny rebranded Tokina lens. I’ll try it again, either after I fix this Canon or on another FD mount body.

The shots after the moon was fully up are junk but this one through the trees is at least interesting.

Full moon through the trees - 400mm/f5.6 @ 1sec on Kodak Max 800

Full moon through the trees – 400mm/f5.6 @ 1sec

This is better. I used the Canon 50mm/1.4. Crazy grain from the film but I can see that I’ll want to shoot more with this camera/lens combo after I fix the switch on the AE-1.

Zoe - 50mm/f1.4 @ 1/30

Zoe – 50mm/f1.4 @ 1/30

Aside: The WordPress media uploader is really sucky. It just hangs for no good reason. I have to log out, clear cache, cookies, everything, and then log back in and it may or may not work. Looking on the WP forums is about like trying to find answers on Apple’s forums — a bunch of snarky little bitches more concerned with seeming smart than actually helping.