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Canon A-1 + 50mm f1.8 FDn

Canon A-1 + 50mm f1.8 FDn

Regular price $359.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $359.00 USD
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Used item, no tax.
Tested and inspected with special tools and machinery. Received significant mechanical repairs or service. Delivered cleaned and working with no significant flaws.
The mirror, shutter, and winding mechanisms have been cleaned, lubricated, and adjusted as necessary. All functions have been tested & checked to be working properly.
The body is a bit worn, with engravings on the bottom plate and a larger scratch on the Canon logo on the prism. These won't affect use at all.
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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
Compatible battery type(s) for the Canon A1 + 50mm f1.8 FDn: 4LR44 6V

Canon 50mm f1.8 FDn - Lens

Manual focus normal lens made for FD mount 35mm SLRs by Canon. It uses the newer style FDn bayonet mounting mechanism. Plastic and metal body available in black.

  • Canon 50mm f1.8 FD (6 elements, 4 groups)
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.6m
  • Aperture blades: 5
  • Size: 66 x 47mm
  • Weight: 169g

New Light Seals: Yes
Also includes: cap, front cap, rear cap

Canon FD System

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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