Canon EOS-A2E 35mm SLRs

Canon EOS-A2E 35mm SLRs 


The EOS A2E is the worlds first 35mm SLR camera with Eye Controlled Focus. The camera has five focusing points (||+||). You just look at the desired focusing point to select it and the camera autofocuses at that point. It was a dream feature. A focusing point can also be selected manually


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[Dec 31, 2008]
R D Callanan


Autofocus, 5 frames per second drive, range of shutter speeds to 1/8000, variety of shooting modes, excellent metering, a great confidence building camera.


Lock release/command dial. Can be a bit heavy on battery useage, always have a spare.

I purchased my Canon EOS 5 with a Canon EF 50mm and a Canon EF 75-300mm zoom. All these were purchased new sometime in the early 1990's. The purchase was undertaken after comparing other brands and my thoughts at the time were that EOS 5 offered the fastest auto focusing at the time coupled with the feel of the camera. Some 12 plus years later I feel most vindicated in my choice. At one stage I was shooting upto 10 rolls of Kodachrome with an ASA rating of 50 every weekend. This involved airliners at take-off, approach and landing and the camera handled them all flawlessly. The LCD display is still as good as the first day I used it. I wear spectacles so the auto focus was important at first. However, after getting a diopter correction on the camera I now use manual focusing most of the time. The range of options built into this camera is just awesome and I have made good use of them. I have not had lock release/command dial problem that has been mentioned elsewhere, but this is one control where I have been gentle with its use.
This is a camera that is capable of being used in most situations and certainly one that requires getting used to, especially the range of options. Once one is comfortable with this camera it proves itself to be a thoroughbred.

Customer Service

Not needed so far, 12 plus years.

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