CANON A-1 SLR w/ Canon FD Lens 50mm f1.8
►Released in 1978; Made in Japan
►IN THIS KIT:
1) Canon A-1 SLR Body (Databack) + Action grip +
2) Canon Lens FD 50mm f1.8 + Lens Caps
Released in 1978, the A-1 is one of the most historically significant cameras of the 35mm SLR era because it was the first SLR to offer electronically-controlled programmed auto-exposure. The A-1 is an absolute blast to photograph with, well loved by both beginners and experienced shooters, it is an SLR we recommend to anyone looking to invest in an all rounded SLR that will grow and stay with you for a long time.
The A-1 had the choice of aperture- or shutter-priority automatic exposure, the first "programmed" fully-auto mode, as well as automatic dedicated flash, and a fully manual setting. There was a numerical display in the viewfinder of shutter and aperture, using red LED seven-segment displays. To avoid fogging from the viewfinder on long exposures, the LED display could be switched off, and the eyepiece closed off with a shutter.
In comparison to another very popular option, the AE-1 and AE-1 Program, the A-1 offers aperture priority, more low shutter speeds, with a more advanced metering system as well as a more robust built body. The A-1 is no doubt one of our personal favourite SLRs.
The kit we have here is paired with the 50mm 1.8, one of the finest standard prime lenses available on the market and capable of producing beautifully rendered and sharp images. Specifically great for taking portraits and for those that love a good buttery bokeh. The A-1 we have here is also equipped with a dateback which allows you to imprint dates onto your images, an optional feature and is powered by a separate 4LR44 battery.
For more specifications of the Canon A-1, please read here.
The Canon A-1 is powered by 1 x 4LR44 Battery.
1) Camera - Excellent overall condition with light signs of usage, no significant cosmetic damage, please see product images for reference. Clear viewfinder, No signs of scratches, fog or fungus, very light dust present but does not affect visibility. No shutter squeak. Mechanically in fully working order. Light meter positive.
2) Canon Lens FD 50mm - In excellent condition. Glass has no scratch, fog or fungus present, clear optics, 2-3 faint dust particle present.