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About this product
- Product InformationThe Canon AE-1 will delight both semi-professional and professional photographers with its advanced features and versatility. This Canon film camera uses the Canon FD breech-lock lens mount. The manual focus capability of this 35 mm SLR film camera aids in perfectly composed photos. With shutter priority and manual exposure adjustment options, the Canon AE-1 ensures that the photos receive the ideal exposure. For shooting in low-light conditions, this 35 mm SLR film camera also features a hot shoe that allows you to mount a flash. With a top electronic shutter speed of 1/1000 second, the Canon film camera delivers blur-free photos, even when shooting fast-moving objects.
- ModelAE-1 Body Only
- Camera TypeSLR
- Film Format35mm
- FocusManual Focus
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- weila_uk201431 May, 2016by
Got complimented on the camera's condition
Verified purchase: No
- frenchkiddo12 May, 2014by
First Computerised Film SLR from Canon from the late 1970's
First Computerised Film SLR from Canon from the late 1970's. Solid and reliable workhorse. I buy classic Film SLR mostly from Canon as projects. I refurbish % service them to give them a new lease of life and keep film photography alive. The Canon AE-1 can suffer from the dreaded shutter squeak and deteriorated light foams. Something to look out for before purchasing one! Makes an excellent learner's camera with its full manual and semi automatic modes.
- f3742527 Aug, 2012by
Excellent value for money with good build quality.
I bought this for a number of reasons. I wanted a good camera that was smaller and lighter than my DSLR without compromising on the basic features of my DSLR, I wanted a camera that was just a camera and didn't have all the extra bells and whistles (I find many of the extra features of modern cameras to be too distracting from getting a great image right the first time in camera) and being a bit of a newbie to film I wanted to try out a smaller format (35mm instead of the 120 stuff that my clunky 645 uses). This is a fantastic camera. I'd like to think that most people who have an idea about basic photography could work out how to use this an start taking photos within minutes. It's fairly well contstructed - the durable plastic outer case feels solid to me, and I suspect it is built on a sturdy metal frame. The weight of the camera is much less than my DSLR. I can carry this around all day if I wanted to and instead of deciding my wrist or hand is getting tired and that I should take a rest, it's more like I decide it's pretty late and I should have had something to eat hours ago. The film advance lever feels solid and winds the film with intent. It doesn't feel like a toy. You can easily wind the film with one action or multiple smaller cranks. The light meter displays in f/stops on the right hand side of the viewfinder in bright red LED numbers. A little distracting, but it beats the hell out of the needle variants of some earlier cameras. The shutter does seem a bit loud - I don't know if this is characteristic of this model or if this particular example needs a service (likely!). The button on the top left from the photographer's point of view doubles as a battery tester with an audible signal instead of visual and a self-timer cancel function. The battery tester is a really handy feature. You can use most FL lenses on this camera if you're comfortable with stopped-down metering as well as all FD and "FDn" lenses. My only gripe about the design of the camera is the grip feels a bit small, but I have noticed over time that I've been getting used to it. Using the neck strap as a wrist strap certainly helps. I also have an AV-1. Compared to the AV-1 the AE-1P is a little heaver and has more options (like depth of field preview, exposure lock, shutter-priority mode, flash sync cable, ASA speed up to 3200 instead of 1600, red-lit meter instead of needle) but they both feel like decent cameras to me. You should be able to pick up an AE-1 Program and a 50mm f/1.4 lens for under $200, or with a 35mm for under $150 (AUD as of Aug 2012). Read full review