Nikon VS Canon? SLR or Point and Shoot?

Started 9 months ago | Discussions thread
Klaus dk
Senior MemberPosts: 2,481Gear list
Like?
Auto SLR - Av and Tv modes.
In reply to yardcoyote, 9 months ago

yardcoyote wrote:

[...]Av mode (aperture priority automation) was (I believe) the first auto mode to be invented, or at least the first one I remember seeing. I leave my camera in Av most of the time, and I know I am not alone in that.

No, the first automatic exposure SLR was the Konica Auto-Reflex (1965) which had Tv auto mode. You set the shutter speed, the camera selected the aperture. The first Av camera was the Pentax ES (1972). The Canon A-1 (1978) was the first with P auto mode.

This is as far as Wikipedia knows. I remember these cameras, especially the Pentax ES was an object of desire which I never got. I got the Pentax ME super shortly after its launch (1979) and later got the Pentax Program-A, which I believe had another name in other parts of the world.

 Klaus dk's gear list:Klaus dk's gear list
Canon PowerShot S100 Canon EOS 7D Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM +6 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow