This is a listing for a Canon AE-1 35mm film SLR camera body.
The camera has been tested and is fully functional. The camera body is in good condition. Will need new light seals. The viewfinder has some damage but is barely noticeable when looking through it.
The Canon AE-1 is a 35mm film SLR camera that has enjoyed tremendous popularity since it’s original release in 1976. The AE-1 is nothing short of a landmark camera, being one of the the first truly affordable SLR cameras to offer the benefit of AutoExposure capabilities. The optional convenience of AE-1’s Shutter Priority AE exposure mode made photographing action easier than was previously possible. The success of the AE-1’s excellent feature set and controls have secured it’s place as a classic iconic photographic tool. The AE-1 is a real treat for photography enthusiasts, collectors, and students to use; the beautiful industrial design is a delight to hold and it’s manual aspects encourage deliberate thoughtful practice of the craft.
In 1981 Canon introduced a follow up, the nearly identical AE-1 Program with a few additional features.
- Classic manual focus 35mm film SLR camera
- Center-weighted light metering pattern
- 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
- FD lens mount
- Depth of field preview (also for stopped-down metering with non-FD lenses or non-auto bellow)