I had taken one shot with the Yashica and then could not advance the film. I thought I had taken a good picture with it and was concerned that it may not turn out so I took the same shot with the AE-1 which had a roll of Kodak Professional Tri-X in it.
Luckily, most of the pictures from the Yashica turned out. Here is that first shot with the Yashica.
And here is the version with the AE-1.
I shot that photo and others one afternoon when Holly and I walked to University City where I took pictures mostly on the campuses of the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.
I used my Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 lens for the entire roll.
I shot the rest of the roll on a neighborhood walk looking for things that had changed because of the pandemic: seating for outdoor dining, signs for curbside pickup, boarded up buildings, along with some other non-pandemic related photos.
It was a bit depressing seeing some of these changes, but I haven’t done much to capture this unique moment in time.
Given the problems that have come up with some of my older cameras, I’m relieved to have some, like the Canon AE-1, which have been (so far!) very reliable.