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Canon A-1 | 35mm Film Camera | Single Lens Reflex | Tested & Working | Excellent condition-Fresh seals


The A-1 was the first SLR to offer an electronically controlled programmed autoexposure mode. This camera is an advanced-level single-lens reflex (SLR) 35 mm film camera for use with interchangeable lenses. The A-1 accepts any lens with the Canon FD breech-lock mount or Canon New FD pseudo-bayonet mount (sometimes called the FDn mount. There were approximately 55 Canon FD lenses available. It can also use most earlier FL lenses and some even older R (or Canomatic) series lenses, albeit with reduced functionality. EF lenses are not compatible with the A-1. 


This Canon A-1 is in mint condition with very little to no signs of previous use. The light seals have been replaced. We tested this camera with a roll of Kodak 400 TMAX. Some of the example images are in the photo descriptions. 

Canon A-1 kit

    • Speed range of 30 to 1/1000 second, bulb and flash synchronization speed of 1/60 second.
    • Manual exposure control, shutter priority, aperture priority or programmed autoexposure.
    • Canon's standard split image rangefinder and microprism collar focusing help
    • ISO 6 to ISO 12830 in 1/3 step increments.
    • Exposure compensation,+2 f/stop scale gradations in increments of 1/3 of a gradation, with 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, and 4 markings.
    • EV is stored and locked when the exposure memory switch is pressed
    • Manufactured 1978-1985 
    • 50mm f/1.8 lens
    • (1) Roll of 35mm film
    • (1) 4LR44 battery
    • Original camera strap
    • Original owners manual

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