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Canon AE-1 Program BLACK 35mm SLR Film Camera w/ Canon Prime Lens

Original price £429.99 - Original price £429.99
Original price
£429.99 - £429.99
Current price £429.99

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The Canon AE-1 Program is a 35mm SLR camera made by Canon in 1981. Canon describes it as a successor to the enormously successful Canon AE-1, released five years earlier. Though in some ways it is also accurate to call it a budget version of the more upmarket Canon A-1. Many users wanted an entry-level SLR with the 'Program' (auto exposure) mode found on the Canon A-1, whereas the earlier Canon AE-1 has only shutter-priority AE (and metered-manual exposure). For this reason, when designing its successor, Canon added a program AE mode to the specification, and the AE-1 Program became even more popular than the Canon AE-1. 

AE-1 Program supports interchangeable focusing screens. Unlike the A-1, though, which specifies that screens should only be changed by the factory or by experienced service technicians, those on the AE-1 Program can be changed by the user. The camera came standard with the new split/microprism screen, but seven others were available. Unfortunately, the AE-1 Program retains the older A-series type electromagnet-controlled cloth-curtain shutter that limits top shutter speed to 1/1000 of a second, together with a rather slow flash sync speed of 1/60 second.

This camera comes with:

  • Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 Lens


  • Sensitivity range: ISO 12 - 3,200
  • Mount: FD mount
  • Winding film: Lever
  • Rewind film formula: Crank
  • Shutter: Four-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane
  • Shutter speed: B, 2s-1/1000s
  • Self-timer: release lock lever sets to S , then release the shutter, the red LED blinks when self timer working; before the shutter release, you can cancel it by pressing the battery check button
  • Battery: 1 x 4LR44

Please note that the camera is fully battery dependent.

This vintage film camera is ideal for professionals. It’s in excellent condition and is ready to produce another lifetime of fantastic photos!

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