Canon A-1 SLR with Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 Lens
All cameras come with 6 months warranty.
Serial number : 547892
The A-1 is a historically significant camera. It was the first SLR to offer an electronically controlled programmed auto-exposure mode. The A-1 has a microprocessor programmed to automatically select a compromise exposure. Virtually all cameras today have at least one program mode.
The A-1 has the impressive ability to shoot in everyone of the now standard shooting modes (full automatic, aperture-priority, shutter priority, and full manual). This is what sets it apart from the other cameras of this series (AE-1, AE-1P, AT-1) and probably makes it deserve the title of greatest Canon SLR.
We recommend this camera for someone that wants more advanced controls on their film camera. It has been optimised to excellence and is the perfect vintage camera for people who love shooting modern cameras. It is very well built with modern shooting features but with that classic film camera look. All settings are exactly where you'd want them to be.
By setting the camera to Av or Tv, it’s possible for this wheel to not only adjust shutter speed, but aperture as well. Simply slide the aperture ring of any FD lens into “A” mode and the aperture becomes controllable through the camera body. Spin the wheel to your desired aperture and shoot.
There is also a multitude of small touches all over the camera that makes it so special to use.
A retractable cover protects the selector wheel from accidental movement, a viewfinder shutter keeps accidental light from spilling onto the film when shooting when not using the viewfinder, the camera has double exposure capacities, exposure compensation, exposure lock, depth-of-field preview, and an exceptionally robust offering of slow shutter speeds (2,4,8,15, and 30 s) perfect for long exposures without needing the use of an external shutter release.