I had almost forgotten what it means to shoot with a fully automatic camera with adjustable light meter, auto-wind, full information in the viewfinder, and a ton of other settings! This camera is a pleasure to use, it is super-user-friendly, can do things automatically or hand over a lot of control to me. The only problem is that it quickly burns through 36 frames. It gives new life to my FD lenses.
This is work in progress.
Canon FD system is my main film SLR system because of historical reasons but also the excellent quality of the glass. (My second SLR system is Minolta SR.) I have several Canon FD bodies. Almost all of them are the typical SLR type of the 60s and 70s. My F1 and FTb are metal all over. My A1 and AE-1 are metal (?) with plastic here and there. The T90 is mostly plastic inside and outside (?). It is a camera that dies on many people (read the forums on the internet). I bought this mint copy with a set of four excellent FD lenses recently, mainly because of the lenses. When I received the package I was very positively surprised by the T90. It is not dead, it is fully functional, and it is a joy to use. It is like my Canon 5D for FD lenses and film.
Now I have shot the first roll of film and I see that I need to learn a bit more about the light meter. The light meter on this camera is really three light meters in one (spot, center, average), plus a lot of additional stuff. You can for instance take spot measurements from 2-3 places in the frame and average them. Need to read the manual.
One of the really cool things about the camera is that it has automatic multiple-exposure function. You can tell the camera how many exposures, say 3, you want to have on a frame, and then can continue exposing. The camera will not wind the film for the next three exposures and will continue normally afterwards.
I think the engineers at Canon probably went bananas when they saw the possibilities that the electronic circuits gave them, and added all the functions they could dream of to this camera.