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Canon A-1 / AE-1 35mm SLR Camera


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Canon A-1 is more versatile with another option to adjust both shutter and aperture on the camera body, besides that they are almost the same.

SN 1487288 & 1911039

Camera is 9.5/10 , comes with 6 months warranty.

Canon AE-1 has shutter speed dial on top of the body and you can adjust the aperture on the lens.

SN 3400706

Camera is 9/10 , comes with 6 months warranty. 


"...I find the Canon AE 1 can be a great camera for beginners. In a nutshell, it is a manual SLR camera which has a few automatic options as well thanks to its inbuilt micro-processor.... 

In short, if you are looking for a camera to not just introduce you to film photography but to make you fall in love with it, Canon AE 1 is the camera for you. When it was first released it was one of the most technologically advanced shooting machines, but today it is a classic and vintage piece of equipment that is highly capable despite all its flaws." 

- review by http://istillshootfilm.org 

"...It is a must-own camera for every photographer, if anything for its historical significance. The functionality is efficient, the look and feel is unmistakeable."

- review by  from F Stopper


The AE-1 and AE-1 Program were both enormous financial successes for Canon, in part because they pioneered cost-cutting measures that competitors had difficulty matching. The AE-1 series of cameras employed plastics and metalized plastics pervasively in its assemblies, whereas its big brother the A-1 was built far more robustly with machined gears. As a result, the AE-1 often suffers from shutter squeal, or worse, catastrophic failure that is not economically repaired. Despite this, because of its relative scarcity and historical popularity, the AE-1 Program retains value on the used market ... read more here.


  • DOF pre-view: button on the right of the lens flange
  • Lens release: press the silver button on the lens and turn to anti-clockwise
  • Focusing: manual, via Canon standard split image rangefinder with microprism collar
  • Shutter: cloth focal plane electronic shutter travelled horizontally, speeds: 2-1/1000 +B; setting : dial on left of the top plate
  • Shutter release: on the top plate, w/ cable release socket, w/ lock lever, L means the shutter locked; when on A, pressing half way, the meter is readable in the finder.
  • Exposure meter: center-weighted CdS meter with shutter-priority automatic exposure, full-aperture TTL metering
  • Film speed range: 25-3200 ASA; setting: lift the knurled ring on the winding button and then set. If the speeds dial turns when you setting the ASA, turn it to B or 1000.
  • Metering range: EV 1-18 at 100 ASA/ISO
  • Body: metal; Weight: 798g (with standard lens)
  • Battery: 4LR44 6V battery or 4x LR44 1.5 V batteries
    • Attention: the camera is fully battery dependant
  • Battery chamber: on front of the camera
  • Battery check: black button beside the re-wind lever. If the battery is in very good condition, in the viewfinder, metering needle stays below the index near 5.6. If it stays on index, it is in low condition and over the index the battery must be replaced.
  • On/off switch: shutter release lock lever must be on L
  • The winder terminals and coupling sockets are in the bottom plate.
  • Serial no. on the top plate

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Collections: SLR

Type: 35mm Film Camera

Vendor: Canon

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