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Canon AE-1 Program - Camera

Canon AE-1 Program - Camera

Manual focus FD mount 35mm SLR released by Canon in 1981. The camera’s main advantage over the AE-1 is access to full program mode. In this mode, the camera will set both aperture and shutter speed automatically based on the lighting condition. The original price (60,000 Yen) is equal to ~ 525 Euros in 2023. Metal body available in black & silver.

  • Shutter: Horizontal cloth focal plane, 2s - 1/1000s + B
  • ISO range: 12 - 3200
  • Size: 145 x 90 x 50 mm
  • Weight: 552g
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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 Program - Camera Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
Available E21343 $589.00 Canon AE-1 Program + 50mm f1.4 FDn
05 Jul 2024 E20321 € 269.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
02 Jul 2024 E21258 € 329.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
20 Jun 2024 E20803 € 269.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
14 Jun 2024 E20985 € 269.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
12 Jun 2024 T69083 € 289.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
11 Jun 2024 E21259 € 379.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
10 Jun 2024 E21270 € 399.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
12 May 2024 T61509 € 274.49 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
07 May 2024 T60399 € 335.59 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
04 May 2024 T69040 € 389.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
03 May 2024 T69034 € 179.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
22 Apr 2024 T60401 € 299.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
22 Apr 2024 T64696 € 459.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
18 Apr 2024 T66734 € 319.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
18 Apr 2024 T61511 € 315.47 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
15 Apr 2024 T60400 € 289.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
06 Apr 2024 T65813 € 209.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
04 Apr 2024 T61513 € 279.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
02 Apr 2024 T61508 € 289.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
28 Mar 2024 T60398 € 299.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
25 Mar 2024 T64623 € 319.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
19 Mar 2024 T63863 € 346.31 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
13 Mar 2024 T60396 € 329.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
10 Mar 2024 T63367 € 319.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
08 Mar 2024 T63370 € 279.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
04 Mar 2024 T63105 € 325.48 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
29 Feb 2024 T61515 € 326.08 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
29 Feb 2024 T63010 € 319.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
28 Feb 2024 T61516 € 319.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
27 Feb 2024 E20193 € 359.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
22 Feb 2024 T61255 € 335.81 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
20 Feb 2024 E19898 € 359.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
20 Feb 2024 T61993 € 315.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
14 Feb 2024 T61257 € 329.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
13 Feb 2024 T60390 € 329.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
13 Feb 2024 T32215 € 229.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
12 Feb 2024 T61992 € 339.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
07 Feb 2024 T61514 € 329.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
01 Feb 2024 T60405 € 305.45 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
21 Jan 2024 E18761 € 329.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
18 Jan 2024 T40802 € 234.25 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
16 Jan 2024 T60403 € 117.34 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
15 Jan 2024 T60386 € 336.23 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
13 Jan 2024 T60397 € 275.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
13 Jan 2024 T36101 € 229.00 Canon AE-1 Program - Camera Image
09 Jan 2024 T35635