Item 2005.006.13.101 - Canon A-1

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Canon A-1

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  • Manufactured 1978-1985 (Creation)
    Canon Inc.

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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera

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Item is a 35mm, fully battery powered camera for use with interchangeable lenses. Originally priced at $625, the camera was a higher end model, updated from the AE-1 with a metering system that included shutter or aperture priority, manual or fully automatic mode. The cloth shutter has a range of 30 sec. - 1/1000th sec. as well as bulb and flash synch. The metal camera body was available only in black and accepts lenses with the Canon FD bayonet lens mount. Inlcudes a 50mm F1.8 lens.

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Information from: McKeown, J.M. & McKeown, J. C. (2004). McKewon's price guide to antique and classic cameras, 2005-2006. Grantsburg, Wis. : Centennial Photo Service.

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