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Canon A-1 - Camera

Canon A-1 - Camera

Manual focus 35mm FD mount SLR camera released by Canon in 1978. The A-1 features several different auto exposure modes such as shutter priority, aperture priority, and programmed fully-automatic mode. It was the first SLR camera to feature fully programmed auto exposure and the first to have the four standard exposure modes seen in modern digital cameras (PSAM). Plastic body available in black.

  • Shutter: Electronically controlled shutter, 30s - 1/1000s + B
  • ISO range: 6 - 12800
  • Size: 146 x 93 x 50mm
  • Weight: 591g
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Canon FD

Canon's FD mount came as the next logical step after the FL and R SLR mounts. All three of these used breech-lock systems, although Canon later abandoned this with their New FD (FDn) lenses. All FD lenses can be used on all FD bodies, though, and FL lenses can be used on most FD bodies as well.

One big advantage of the FD system was open-aperture metering, where the photographer could focus and meter without manually stopping down the lens' aperture. Another big advantage of the FD system was its capacity for automatic exposure. Cameras like the Canon AE-1 and A-1 are capable of advanced automatic exposure with all FD lenses. Over its two-decade production run, Canon introduced 134 different lenses for the FD system. These range from 7.5mm fisheyes to 1200mm ultra-telephotos.

One of the most popular models in the FD lineup was the Canon AE-1 Program, which sold well over one million units during the 1980s. Canon FD lenses, especially the oldest S.S.C models) are regaining popularity in part due to their similarity to Canon K35 cinema lenses. The rise of mirrorless cameras has also given FD lenses new life outside of 35mm photography.

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Canon A-1 - Camera Price History
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27 Feb 2024 T61492 € 325.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
23 Feb 2024 T60409 € 349.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
14 Feb 2024 T61505 € 329.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
13 Feb 2024 T62044 € 329.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
11 Feb 2024 T61500 € 329.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
07 Feb 2024 T61407 € 349.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
07 Feb 2024 T61243 € 349.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
05 Feb 2024 T61661 € 329.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
03 Feb 2024 T61490 € 349.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
31 Jan 2024 T61496 € 339.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
31 Jan 2024 E19775 € 356.86 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
23 Jan 2024 T60427 € 325.76 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
23 Jan 2024 T60411 € 289.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
20 Jan 2024 T60425 € 356.89 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
20 Jan 2024 T60423 € 356.58 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
19 Jan 2024 T51871 € 254.63 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
18 Jan 2024 T39819 € 249.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
15 Jan 2024 T60412 € 356.06 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
06 Jan 2024 T51795 € 356.37 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
03 Jan 2024 T51853 € 289.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
30 Dec 2023 T51852 € 349.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
26 Dec 2023 T59360 € 560.03 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
11 Dec 2023 T39302 € 319.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
15 Nov 2023 T39218 € 314.10 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
04 Oct 2023 T51511 € 429.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
28 Sep 2023 T39266 € 349.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
09 Aug 2023 T43105 € 429.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
30 Jul 2023 T39568 € 349.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
30 Jul 2023 T39552 € 349.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
28 Jul 2023 T46957 € 529.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
17 Jul 2023 T40404 € 489.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
01 Jul 2023 T44888 € 489.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
14 Jun 2023 T42477 € 529.72 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
02 Jun 2023 T39691 € 429.00 Canon A-1 - Camera Image
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