Yes, For 1965 my first Canon 35 MM. Film = Canon FT-QL with Canon FL 50 mm F/ 1.4 ( Yes FL. Lenses are Manual Focus Only)---When I came to USA in 1974, Send my wife to go to school , to get PHD, And In that time I work 3 Jobs in the day/ 24 Hours, As Draftman for the Artchitects/ Engineering Company in the work day time , From 7:00 AM to 4:00PM, And at 6:00PM to 11 :00PM, go to work as Dish washer in the Howard Johnson Hotel , Plus work as ARTIST ( Paint the Building/ Apartments---Ha, Ha, Ha ) in the week end.
Yes, After I make money of 3 jobs, and have money left after pay the Tuition Fee for my Wife Education, I buy the First Auto Focus Lens from Vivitar( At that Time, For FL Mounted, Canon Lens did not have AF capability yet) = 28-70 mm. F/ 3.5-4.8 SC ( Self-Contained) Auto-Focus Zoom----Sorry, I forget how much ??, But I have to work so many weeks to buy this awesome Lens.,
Just Put this Lens in to My Canon FT-QL, Put 3 AAA Batteries in the Lens Chamber = Bing-Go---After set up Shutter speed at Canon Camera = 1/ 125 sec( for Bright sun shine in day time), Set the F. Stop at the Lens = 8.0, Set up the Zoom at any focal length that I want ( from 28 mm to 70 mm)---Press the Button AF at the Lens, and The Lens will move the Glass with Loud Noise, And BEEP , when it hit the right AF. spot---Look at the View finder ,at the Meter Needle, Press half Shutter and See the Needle of the Meter at the Center ( ) ) or not---If Not, During press half the Shutter, Open or Close F. Stop at the Lens, untill the Meter Needle at the Center ( 0 )----And Just continue press the shutter until the loud sound of the Shutter Blade Open and Close , to Capture the Light on the 35 MM Film---And After that, PRAY real Hard to get the Best Picture---BUT, IF in the Dark / Shade Area---Ha, Ha, Ha---I must do this process 2 more times, Both Under Exposure and Over Exposure, And Hope for the best.----Yes, That 3 Films in 36 Films in 1 roll.
Yes, The Young Photographers in this era do not know how the Old Photographers like US, work 40- 50 years ago---to try to get the Good/ Great Photos, and cost arms and Legs.
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