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Canon AE-1 - Camera

Canon AE-1 - Camera

Manual focus FD mount 35mm SLR released by Canon in 1976. This was the first of Canon's A-series and became one of the most popular consumer SLRs of all time thanks to a very successful marketing campaign. It was also the first 35mm SLR to feature a microprocessor for calculating exposure. The original price (81000 Yen w/ 50mm f1.4 S.S.C.) is the equivalent of around 900 Euros in 2024. Plastic body available in silver and black.

  • Shutter: Horizontal cloth focal plane, 1s - 1/1000s + B
  • ISO range: 25 - 3200
  • Size: 141 x 87 x 48 mm
  • Weight: 590g
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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 Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
Available T57853 €185,00 Canon AE-1
Available E21428 €289,00 Canon AE-1
14 Jul 2024 T74628 € 335,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
27 Jun 2024 T66552 € 159,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
26 Jun 2024 T71480 € 325,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
20 Jun 2024 T71484 € 332,45 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
17 Jun 2024 T71422 € 369,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
14 Jun 2024 T66555 € 199,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
13 Jun 2024 T71518 € 331,98 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
09 Jun 2024 T71520 € 332,08 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
05 Jun 2024 E21234 € 319,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
20 May 2024 T64149 € 159,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
17 May 2024 T68473 € 225,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
16 May 2024 E21103 € 233,58 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
13 May 2024 E20320 € 289,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
12 May 2024 T66558 € 199,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
07 May 2024 E20788 € 469,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
30 Apr 2024 T60418 € 149,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
30 Apr 2024 T66730 € 125,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
18 Apr 2024 T66563 € 203,21 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
09 Apr 2024 T64740 € 305,72 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
07 Apr 2024 T65933 € 349,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
28 Mar 2024 T64638 € 305,55 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
27 Mar 2024 T65274 € 349,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
25 Mar 2024 T64625 € 235,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
22 Mar 2024 T63703 € 366,37 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
22 Mar 2024 T64830 € 299,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
22 Mar 2024 T64321 € 199,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
21 Mar 2024 T63972 € 321,49 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
21 Mar 2024 T63779 € 245,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
03 Mar 2024 T63080 € 269,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
28 Feb 2024 E20319 € 399,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera Image
22 Feb 2024 T61487 € 269,00 Canon AE-1 - Camera 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
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