I'm Tom; new to photography (got serious last summer), really new to film photography; a couple weeks ago my sister gave me our mom's AE-1P kit that she'd inherited over 20 years ago: I shot a roll of film through it, whereupon I learned that manual focus is a cruel mistress.... no embarrassments to be shared, but you could probably find one through the photobucket link if you cared! I sent the camera off to Canon for resealing and shutter bearing repair; it will be back in a couple weeks, supposedly good for another 20 years. I know how to use the search function and Google, so I'll try to stay away from the standard questions as best I can, and I like to rely on the face-to-face interactions at my camera store, Dan's Camera City in Allentown PA, for information as well. But, I'm sure I'll ask enough stupid questions over the coming months to justify my existence, and I'll post pictures for ridicule (or maybe even oohing and aahing) when I get something worthwhile. So, Hello!