The Famous CANON A-1 35mm Film Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera Camera + 2 TOKINA Lenses + Camera Bag. The Set comes from the original owner

The Famous CANON A-1 35mm Film Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera Camera + 2 TOKINA Lenses + Camera Bag. The Set comes from the original owner


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The Famous CANON A-1, 35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera

The A-1 was the top-of-the-line A-series camera. (The AE-1 was the first in this series.) It is a sophisticated electronic camera with all-digital control.

This Canon A-1 is a legendary and very advanced manual focus. Canon was making the superb A-1 camera from 1978 to 1985.

Besides the shutter speed-priority AE and aperture-priority AE modes, it featured the first fully automatic program AE mode, preset aperture-priority AE, and Speedlite AE mode.
For the history books, the A-1 was the first SLR camera anywhere with all four PASM modes (Program, Aperture priority, Shutter priority and Manual).

The viewfinder information is easy to read with a 7-segment red LED readout. The control settings are displayed at the same time which made it very useful.

Aside from focusing, you don’t really have to do anything. The built-in micro-controller can handle the aperture and shutter speed both, but it also has a fully manual mode. The Canon A-1 beats the AE-1 and AE-1P with its aperture-priority and stopped-down aperture-priority modes.

The A-1 also allow exposure compensation from +2 down to -2 stops, notched in 1/3-stop increments. You can compensate even more, if you want, with the amazing ASA dial, which goes from ASA-6 all the way to an unheard-of ASA-12,800.

The center-weighted TTL meter on the A-1 uses a glowing red LED display in the viewfinder. Depending on the auto-exposure mode selected a variety of other information appears here, too, such as shutter speed, aperture and Speedlite flash-ready.

• Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera

• Picture Size 24 x 36 mm

• Lens Mount FD mount

• Shutter Four-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains. X, B, 30, 15, 8, 4, 2, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 sec. All speeds controlled electronically. Built-in self-timer (with 2- and 10-sec. delay and blinking LED). Multiple exposures enabled with a lever. Electronic shutter release.

• Flash Sync X-sync automatic-switching sync contacts with German socket and hot shoe.

• Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.83x magnification, 93.4% vertical coverage, 95.3% horizontal coverage. Split-image rangefinder encircled by microprism rangefinder at center of fresnel matte screen. Eyepiece shutter provided. Six interchangeable focusing screens optional (installed by service personnel). The standard screen was later replaced by the brighter and sharper Laser Matte screen.

• Viewfinder
Information Digital readout with 7-segment red LED for shutter speed, aperture, dedicated Speedlite flash-ready, manual settings, and warning displays.

• Metering &
Exposure Control SPC for TTL full-aperture center-weighted averaging metering or TTL stopped-down metering. Exposure compensation range of 2 EV. AE lock provided. Five AE modes: Shutter speed-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, program AE, preset aperture-priority AE, and Speedlite AE (with dedicated Speedlite). The mode is set with a selector dial. Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV -2 – 18. Film speed range from ISO 6 to 12800 in 1/3 steps.

• Power Source One 4G-13 6 V mercury oxide battery or 4LR44 alkaline battery. Battery check with button and blinking LED.

• Film Loading &
Advance Slotted take-up spool. Advances with camera-top lever’s 120 stroke (partial strokes enabled). Ready position at 30.

• Frame Counter Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened. Counts down during rewind.

• Film Rewind Camera-top crank

The FULL Bundle includes:

1. Canon A-1 SLR Camera Body
2. Canon FD 50mm F1.8 Lens
3. TOKINA Special Auto 28mm F2.8 wide angle lens.
4. TOKINA SD 70-210mm Zoom Lens
5. Professional Weather sealed Think Tank Camera Bag
6. Artisan Camera Strap

All Lenses coming with both caps

All parts are in great conditions, fully working, came from the same original owner who used to take pictures with this camera even one month ago.

Gallery of Images A-1:

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