The Canon AE-1 was a landmark in the SLR history (this is right, no ‘D’ there). It was introduced back in 1976 and if you are holding any SLR/DSLR from Canon, there are probably traces of the AE-1 design in it. Why is it so good? And why you should get one today? hit the jump to find out.
Durability tests are usually good fun to watch. Some make you marvel at the science that goes into the testing and measuring to see just what kind of punishment the gear can handle. Others make you think “Oh, what’s Kai destroying this week?”
This one from the Hydraulic Press Channel, is a little more blunt than most durability tests, and it’s over pretty quickly. Needless to say, everything ultimately failed, although the Nikon won on minor points.