Canon AE-1

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    Looking for anyone who can help me figure out the best ways to use my Canon AE-1.
    First of all, the person I bought it from said there is a on and off switch for the battery. Is this the case? Because I can’t find it anywhere.
    In a very lit, dessert area what IOS is best? And I’m not sure what the numbers on the dial opposite of the IOS mean.


     
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    The main switch is the shutter release button. Press it half way to turn on the meter.
     
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    My EF has a lever switch on the back just under the film advance lever. I know it's very easy to accidentally bump it on, and the battery life is only marginal at best.
     
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    Page 22 in the manual I posted above.
     
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    I have 3 AE-1 (and I'm a Nikon guy) . When not using I simply remove the battery. They seem to last longer than I can remember when installed. And there's a battery check function on the camera. Refer to the manual posted above. Go burn a few rolls of film. :D
     

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