I recently bought a 1978 Canon AE-1 35mm film camera and a 50mm f/1.8 lens on ebay for around $60. The camera works just fine, so I have been shooting with it a lot. I have shot with medium format film before but never 35mm. It's been a lot of fun, shooting with film really makes you take your time and think about of what & why you are taking a photo. It feels so weird to be shooting with a camera that is 8 years older than me! It is fully manual, no auto setting...all it has a is a light meter. It's amazing how spoiled we all are with our digital camera these days, we get to take as many photos as we want and see them instantly. We are used to having scene modes, fully auto settings, and most people would have no idea how to use a film camera. I think it's a great way for people to learn/practice/get better at photography because it makes you take the photo, you have to pick the aperture and shutter speed. When I switch back to my Canon 5D2 it feels like I'm using rocket science technology!! But overall I have really enjoyed shooting with this camera and have liked the images it was produced. These photo barely have any editing done to them...just some color adjustments.