Here is another great looking and working Canon AE-1 35mm film camera. This camera is in working condition but it has not been machine tested for accuracy. The shutter speeds range from 2 seconds to 1/1000th, plus Bulb. The light meter is functional and the lens is clean and scratch free. The Light seals look good and the Self-timer also works. Check pictures for more information on the camera's condition. Included with the camera is a working Vivitar 2800 flash with filter set.
Here is what you get:
Canon AE-1 35mm body
Canon FD 50mm 1:1.8 lens with cap
Vivitar 2800 flash
This classic camera is perfect for anyone just starting out in photography, students, or any film enthusiasts.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
The Canon AE-1 is a 35 mm single-lens reflex (SLR) film camera for use with interchangeable lenses. It was manufactured by Canon Camera K. K. (today Canon Incorporated) in Japan from April 1976 to 1984. It uses an electronically controlled, electromagnet horizontal cloth focal plane shutter, with a speed range of 2 to 1/1000 second plus Bulb and flash X-sync of 1/60th second. The camera body is 87 mm tall, 141 mm wide, and 48 mm deep; it weighs 590 g. Most are black with chrome trim, but some are all black.
The AE-1 is a historically significant SLR, both because it was the first microprocessor-equipped SLR and because of its sales. Backed by a major advertising campaign, the AE-1 sold over one million units, which made it an unprecedented success in the SLR market.
The AE-1 has a Canon FD breech-lock lens mount and accepts any FD or New FD (FDn) lens. It is not compatible with Canon's later Canon EF lens mount, though adapters made by independent manufacturers can be found. Original FD lenses, introduced in 1971, did not rotate in the mounting process; instead, a locking ring at the base was turned to attach the lens. This was often criticized as being slower than the bayonet mounts of competing cameras. The counter argument, though, was that as the lens/body mating surfaces did not rotate, there was no wear that could affect the critical distance from lens to film plane. In 1979, Canon introduced the New FD series of lenses that rotate the whole outer lens barrel to lock. The inner lens barrel remained stationary, and thus the signal levers and pins still did not rotate. During the late 1970s, there were over 50 Canon FD lenses available for purchase. They ranged from a Fisheye FD 15 mm f/2.8 SSC to a FD 800 mm f/5.6 SSC, plus special purpose lenses such as a 7.5mm circular fisheye and a 35 mm tilt and shift lens.
Accessories for the AE-1 included the Canon Winder A (motorized single frame film advance up to 2 frames per second), the Canon Databack A (sequential numbering or date stamping on the film), and the Canon Speedlite 155A (guide number 56/17 (feet/meters) at ASA 100) and Canon Speedlite 177A (guide number 83/25 (feet/meters) at ASA 100) electronic flashes. The later Power winder A2 was also compatible, but the Motor Drive MA was not.
The AE-1 was a battery-powered (one 4 LR44 or 4 SR44) microprocessor-controlled manual focus SLR. It supported either manual exposure control or shutter priority auto exposure. The exposure control system consisted of a needle pointing along a vertical f-stop scale on the right side of the viewfinder to indicate the readings of the built-in light meter (center-weighted with a silicon photocell). The viewfinder used by the AE-1 was Canon’s standard split image rangefinder with microprism collar focusing aids.
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Jun 12, 2017
todd was really helpful and patient with alllll of my questions, bought the camera as a gift and it came in excellent condition, would definitely buy from him again :) thanks again todd!
Jan 13, 2017
The camera is in excellent condition. It came in very well packaged. There was literally no chance of camera damaging and it had to be shipped to Europe! The seller was very helpful and answered the questions quickly.
Dec 14, 2016
Best seller I have ever interacted with on Etsy! Was so helpful with all my questions and went out of his way to help with any problems I had. Could not recommend any more!!!!!!