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Canon AE-1 - Camera

Canon AE-1 - Camera

Manual focus 35mm FD-mount SLR released by Canon in 1976. It has access to shutter priority auto-exposure and manual mode. The AE-1 sold over 5.5 million units worldwide, making it one of the best-selling 35mm SLRs of all time. The original price (81,000 Yen with a 50mm f1.4 S.S.C) is equivalent to ~950 Euros in 2023. Metal body available in silver and black.

  • Shutter: Horizontal cloth focal plane, 2s - 1/1000s + B
  • ISO range: 25 - 3200
  • Size: 146 x 89 x 50 mm
  • Weight: 587g
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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 AE-1 - Camera Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
19 Feb 2024 T41341 € 169.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
11 Feb 2024 T61488 € 305.63 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
11 Feb 2024 T61484 € 279.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
10 Feb 2024 T61489 € 299.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
07 Feb 2024 T61486 € 305.02 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
03 Feb 2024 T61485 € 299.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
31 Jan 2024 T61462 € 299.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
31 Jan 2024 T61487 € 269.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
15 Jan 2024 T45452 € 199.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
09 Jan 2024 T59057 € 229.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
31 Dec 2023 T51874 € 329.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
30 Dec 2023 E20067 € 399.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
30 Dec 2023 T59325 € 336.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
30 Dec 2023 T59208 € 366.45 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
21 Dec 2023 T59373 € 329.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
18 Dec 2023 T37999 € 309.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
09 Dec 2023 E18931 € 286.23 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
09 Dec 2023 T35253 € 286.23 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
07 Dec 2023 T58369 € 199.23 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
28 Nov 2023 T51875 € 329.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
27 Nov 2023 T57835 € 259.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
03 Oct 2023 E19110 € 429.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
03 Oct 2023 E18632 € 429.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
15 Sep 2023 T51855 € 358.99 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
11 Sep 2023 T45695 € 489.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
11 Sep 2023 T46958 € 399.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
05 Sep 2023 E18469 € 449.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
04 Sep 2023 E19107 € 429.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
25 Aug 2023 T39438 € 29.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
08 Aug 2023 T48626 € 309.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
02 Aug 2023 T49042 € 271.92 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
30 Jul 2023 T49016 € 309.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
24 Jul 2023 T35642 € 329.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
28 Jun 2023 T39498 € 469.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
02 Jun 2023 T39492 € 409.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
02 Jun 2023 T39489 € 409.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
02 Jun 2023 T39486 € 409.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
16 May 2023 T36819 € 179.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
15 May 2023 E18853 € 329.00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
10 Apr 2023 T35252