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Canon AV-1

Canon AV-1

Regular price $111.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $111.00 USD
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Canon AV-1 - Camera

Manual focus 35mm FD-mount SLR camera released by Canon in 1979. An aperture priority automatic exposure camera made for the overseas western markets. Does not have a manual mode, all shutter speeds are electronically controlled. Introduced together with Canon's newer style of FD-mount featuring instant mounting and demounting of lenses. Has an x-sync hot shoe, self-timer, and TTL full aperture metering system. Metal and plastic body available in black & silver.

  • Shutter: Horizontal cloth focal plane, 2s - 1/1000s + B
  • ISO range: 25 - 1600
  • Size: 143 x 87 x 50mm
  • Weight: 504g
Compatible battery type(s) for the Canon AV1: 4LR44 6V

New Light Seals: Yes
Also includes: cap, strap

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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