The Canon AE-D is mirrorless, beautiful, timeless with classic design, and is, like my talent for writing, imaginary. It kills me deep inside to learn that this camera isn’t real and exists only on a plane of wishlist concepts.
David Riesenberg grew restless waiting for Canon to release a camera wo a mirror and decided to lock himself away, for a month, without television, a phone, food, or water. When he emerged from his posture over CAD and sketches, a wonderful proposal was born.*
This pretend Canon is beautiful right down to the on-lens Fstop (which we’re all pining for). Where the film reel would be on a classic AE, there’s a pop-up cylindrical flash, which is mostly ugly to me, but a great way to maintain a part of that classic model which nobody has any use for anymore.
I hope soon to see this as a real thing….and hope it has 4k 120fps video I can wirelessly view on my iPad, since we’re dreaming and all.
*I have no clue of David’s conditions while working on this, but CAD was there and it was for a month