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Canon A-1 35mm Camera Body

KEH Model# 213846
*** Lens not included

* Item pictured for illustrative purposes only, actual item not pictured. See ‘Notes’ next to grade for included items.

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Canon A-1 35mm Camera Body
Cond. Notes Price Qty
Excellent

The rating of the equipment is at 80 to 89 percent of original condition. Shows moderate wear for the age of the item, with the possibility of small dings or blemishes. Glass may have slight blemishes but will not affect picture quality.

$149.00
As Is

Usable for parts only. Equipment may or may not work. No warranty or return privileges.

$25.00
* Item pictured for illustrative purposes only, actual item not pictured. See ‘Notes’ next to grade for included items.

Description

DETAILS

The Canon A-1 is a manual focus 35mm film SLR camera.  Introduced in 1978 the A-1 followed the successful AE-1 as a higher end premium option that notably features Aperture Priority AE (AutoExposure) and Program AE exposure modes.  Though not as ruggedized as Canon's considerably more expensive F-1 workhorse, the A-1 was for a number of years Canon's most technologically advanced SLR becoming a mainstay for many pros who also appreciated it's reasonable weight and compact companion, the 5fps Motor Drive MA.

Having earned it's place in photographic history the A-1 is now prized by collectors, students, and enthusiasts who appreciate it's classic form factor and amenities that made it so popular with pros.

Key Features

  • Classic manual focus 35mm film SLR camera
  • Center-weighted light metering pattern
  • ISOs from 6-12,800
  • Full manual controls
  • Shutter speed range 2 sec to 1/1000 plus B
  • Shutter priority AE (AutoExposure) mode
  • Exposure compensation
  • Dedicated hot shoe
  • 'PC socket' (flash synchronization terminal)
  • Flash sync at 1/60
  • Removable back
  • Eyepiece shutter
  • Electronic self-timer with 2s and 10s options
  • FD lens mount
  • Depth of field preview (also for stopped-down metering with non-FD lenses or non-auto bellow)

Available accessories include: Data Back A, Power Winder A, Motordrive MA (5fps), Winder A2 (2fps).  Recommended flashes: A series, 155A, 177A, 188A, 199A, 577G, 533G. When a dedicted flash is fitted, and turned on, it will give information to the camera to set the proper shutter speed for flash sync as well as the proper f-stop on FD lenses.


Additional Information

General
Brand Name Canon
Manufacturer Part Number C12-1601-211
Optics
Focus Type Manual focus (only)
Lens Mount Canon FD, Canon FL, Canon R

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