Clearing out and cleaning up I rediscovered my old EOS 500 film camera, at the bottom of a box where it has been sadly neglected for about 15 years. I have decided to resurrect it alongside a Lomo I recently bought on a market stall in Krakow. Back to film in a modest way - with strict instructions to myself not to shoot until I see something worth having (digital schools us into bad habits). With the Lomo this is not a big problem as you have to physically wind on the film and this makes you pause and think, but the Canon is rather a smooth operator tempting you through the 36 shots.
I think I should be able to use all my EOS lenses on this camera - mostly lenses for my full frame 5D Mark III but some that fit an older Canon 450. Is this correct? The standard lens that came with this is a rather lightweight 28-80.
I recently brought 450 back into use after it had sat in a cupboard for a few years and - so long as the light is good - with a decent lens attached it takes excellent pictures. I am hoping for the same from the 500. I love the 5D in many ways but I sometimes wonder if we really make as many steps forward as we think when we upgrade our kit.
There is still something childishly thrilling about going back to the film shop and collecting the results .... and these days Snappy Snaps supplies them on a disc as well as prints and negs (at a price!)
Any advice on lenses or just how to get the best out of this camera?