To start things off this isn't going to be much of a review as it is an experience, and well more so an impulse buy. Recently I have made some changes in my camera gear that have taken a step back into time. First when I bought the Hasselblad 500cm and just recently I found a perfect example of a Canon EOS 650 from 1987. The camera was a camera for the future and revolutionary at it's time and paved the way for future film, and later digital camera technology.
The EOS 650 was simple with an insanely fast AF system, especially compared to today's cameras. It gave everyone the opportunity to capture great moments. The EOS 650 was Canons 1st EOS camera and it resembles similar controls and shape as a 5D would have to this day. I can tell you that with just a 50mm 1.8 AF lens on this camera it focuses great even in low light or indoors. The shooting modes make it easy, load in film, and you are to the races with this inexpensive, simple to operate 35mm camera.
I haven't put any film thought it yet but have a nice weekend planned for the 26th of August where I am slapping a 70-200mm F2.8 IS ii on the camera "since it can accept any EF lens after 1987" and taking it to VIR for the WeatherTech Sports Car Race. Should be a great test of auto focus, accuracy and speed, I'm just hoping for nice weather "fingers crossed"
This should be a fun camera to mess around with and with the right film should offer great results. Stay tuned for some sample images coming in the next few weeks.
- Never stop shooting