Sunday, October 31, 2010

Preowned CANON A1 camera

Never tested and sell as is condition.Good piece for your display collection.

The Canon A-1 is an advanced level single-lens reflex (SLR) 35 mm film camera for use with interchangeable lenses. It was manufactured by Canon Camera K. K. (today Canon Incorporated) in Japan from April 1978 to 1985. It employs a horizontal cloth-curtain focal-plane shutter with a speed range of 30 to 1/1000th second plus bulb and flash synchronization speed of 1/60th second. It has dimensions of 92 millimetres (3.6 in) height, 141 millimetres (5.6 in) width, 48 millimetres (1.9 in) depth and 620 grams (22 oz) weight. Unlike most SLRs of the time, it was available in only one color; all black. The introductory US list price for the body plus Canon FD 50 mm f/1.4 SSC lens was $625. Note that while the list price was $625, this camera generally sold for 30 to 40% which is roughly $375 to $435.

The A-1 is an historically significant camera. It was the first SLR to offer an electronically controlled programmed autoexposure mode. Instead of the photographer picking a shutter speed to freeze or blur motion and choosing a lens aperture f-stop to control depth of field (focus), the A-1 has a microprocessor programmed to automatically select a compromise exposure based on light meter input. Virtually all cameras today have at least one program mode.


Anonymous said...

Canon A-1 still available? - fadhli, kuala selangor.

Taufiq Firdaus, Kuala Lumpur said...

how was it?
i mean da condition?
is it as displayed up there?
have been sold or not yet?
im planning to grab it. thanks.
anything, please reply here, thanks!

baharuddinaziz said...

the camera is stll available,,condition-pls refer to picture

Anonymous said...

I took the lens off of mine, and i can't get it back on! I'm very frustrated. Can you please help me?

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