Fawley village test roll with Canon AE-1 + Kodak ColorPlus 200

Camera : Canon AE-1
Lens : Canon FC 50mm f1.8
Film : Kodak ColorPlus 200
Developer: Tetenal Colortec C-41 

I bagged a Canon AE-1 on eBay one evening for £40, when it arrived I popped in a roll of Kodak ColorPlus 200 and headed off round the village I live in to fire off a test roll.

I’ve put together a quick list of tips for shooting a test roll of film in a newly acquired older camera that you might like to read.


I found the built in light meter really confusing and not at all intuitive and so I stuck to the trusty Sunny 16 Rule. All in all the Canon AE-1 is sweet to use and I’m looking forward to shooting some more with it.