Like the AE-1 P, I found this camera and had to give it a try. Fortunately the light meter still works. I found this camera to be a nice heavy, well built camera. Having had several Canons over my photography career, I found the AE-1 P to be a lot more user friendly. I also found the Canon's color to be better. It could be the camera, but it could also be lighting conditions, the lens or the strength of the chemicals.