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|Item Weight:||20.8 Oz||Model:||Canon AE-1|
|Film photography is slowly becoming a lost art. Go against the tide and capture life's moments with a mint, vintage Canon AE-1 SLR film camera. Hear the shutter click as you take black and white photos of your loved ones. Focus the 50mm f/1.8SC lens on the horizon and shoot beautiful color landscapes. Or, customize for your needs and change out the f/1.8SC on the changeable FD lens mount. Use the manual setting to control both the shutter and the aperture or let one of the most iconic cameras of the 1980s take the reins and program for you. Perfect for professionals, amateurs, or collectors, this vintage black Canon AE-1 SLR takes quality pictures on 35mm film that you can develop yourself.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||52105081|
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|Item Weight||20.8 Oz|
|Additional Product Features|
|Viewfinder Frame Coverage||94%|
|Battery Type||2X SR44/LR44|
|Lens Mount||Canon FD|
|Light Metering Modes||TTL|
|Shutter SPEED||2 to 1/1000 Sec|
|Manual Shooting Modes||Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority|
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Good image quality
This is my first camera and I was expecting it to be a hard learning curve but this camera is pretty easy to use and the lens is perfect for all the pictures I've wanted to do so far. adjusting aperature, shutter speed, and iso are all easy to do and image quality is great. though the built in light meter is a little hard to use at times.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: hotrodjake9
Great Camera But...
The camera is in great shape and it did come with 2 lenses but only one of them goes to the camera that I purchased. To use the lense I'd have to pay $50+ for an adaptor. I'm pleased with the camera itself but saddened by the fact that I cannot use it yet unless I bring out the large 70-210mm lens.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: howiepawn2
If you enjoy vintage SLRs, get it. It's a fun camera that's easy to use!
I've always been a Nikon girl, but when a friend recommended that I try the AE-1, I couldn't resist. I purchased one on eBay and tried it out (and quickly decided to buy another AE-1 and also a TX). It feels great in my hands. What is it comparable to? Hmmm, my Nikon EM, feels about the same as that, as far as the weight, appearance, and ease of use go. Let's see the pros--very easy to use. If you've ever used a manual camera, you can use this. Like I said, it is on a bit heavier side, but it has that substantial feel, not the flimsy plastic stuff. The lens changes out effortlessly. All the controls--apertures, shutter speed, zoom, focus--everything is pretty simple. Film winds easily. There's one or two cons I have to mention though. The lid for the battery compartment is flimsy. I actually cracked it a little bit while opening it and had to super glue it back. Also, when you close it once you put in the battery, it feels almost like the lid won't click all the way in because the battery is too big, or something like that even thought it's not true. I hate forcing it because I don't want to crack it again. I haven't played with all the features yet, but as far as I know, this camera is awesome. It's a fun piece to add to anyone's collection of vintage SLR's.
I've only recently started photography and this is my second camera(i'll have 2 of these, soon), so i have nothing to compare against and little knowledge however i will try and explain what i think of it. Please read other reviews before buying. Features- The canon ae-1 program differ a bit from its predecessor over that fact that it has the program mode which automatically choses shutter speed and aperture for you. This mode i think is the only difference between these two. It also allow for shutter speed priority which allows the user to choose a shutter speed and the camera automatically chooses an aperture to compensated for optimum exposure. It has a flash sync of 60, max shutter speed of 1/1000 and iso setting ranging from 12-3200. It also allow aperture preview when aperture is not on 'A'(took me a while to figure this out). Also this camera has a stupidly bright viewfinder( i have a f 1.8 lens) which help greatly while shooting at night and in general. Build- Plastic, its mostly made from plastic, however surprising it is very robust, apparently its made from some kind of new polymer back in the day. You can really feel the build quality from the camera. Its not too light and not too heavy and this offers a decent weight to balance with heavy lens. and also this camera just look gorgeous, it just scream vintage and probably one of the best looking cameras ever made. Bad Points- No Aperture priority mode - this really bug me since the old a1 model had all 3 modes. It allow you to choose the aperture and the camera automatically choose the shutter speed to compensate. however this camera doesn't have this mode so the only way to choose aperture is the go manual. Build - don't get me wrong the construction of exterior is fabulous however i can't say the same about the inner mechanic. It was primary targeted to a consumer market, so value for money was also a priority so a lot of plastic was used internally as well. This doesn't effect the performance of the camera however it create unnecessary problems over time. The infamous canon squeak caused by lack of lubing of the mirror gear and a lot of cameras have cracks in the back door. All in it has a lot of feature which made it one of the best selling cameras of its day, and there is still a decent market of it today. Lens from 3rd parties are very cheap and even canon fd lens can be found at a decent price.(high end lens are still in demand, so save up and invest) an amazing buy for anyone who is into film photography and for amateurs like me a awesome camera to learn with. Did I mention that its gorgeous? Finally, a few words of advice; 50mm lens is deabak always keep one. Once in a while an unused camera will appear, grab em before there gone. Be wary of shutter squeak as they can be hard to fix. Lights seal are a problem but can diy, not that hard to fix, however costs extra money. Don't try and clean viewfinder, get a professional to do it, i ruin by first one. and finally get out and get shooting =D Hope this help. Sorry about grammar mistakes. Enjoy and have a nice life. Abz~ P.s. deabak = great success / big win
I felt it's a bit more than I excepted
Firstly, it worth each penny, and I felt it's a bit more than I excepted. You shouldn't use the Canon AE-1 until you've read the manual and are sure you know how to load and unload film, check for battery strength, and set the aperture, shutter speed, and film speed. But once you know where everything is, the Canon AE-1 is very easy to use, and its controls are more clearly labeled and intuitive to use than those of the majority of more modern cameras. As an SLR camera, the Canon AE-1 may be mounted with a variety of lenses from close-up to telephoto, and Canon offers a wide variety of excellent lenses. You can find used Canon AE-1 cameras in excellent condition on Ebay and elsewhere for well under $100. You can also get lenses and other accessories at very low prices. The old line of lenses manufactured for the Canon AE-1 generation of cameras can't be used on Canon's digital SLRs. Thus, as Canon photographers go digital, they have no use for their old lenses and often unload them cheap on Ebay or at used camera equipment stores. If you're serious about learning photography and you'd like to know how to work with film as well as digitally, buy yourself a used Canon AE-1. You will rarely learn so much and get so much enjoyment for such a small financial investment.