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Canon A1 Black

  • Canon A1 Black / Red Alligator

    his one-of-a-kind Canon A-1 film SLR was just restored and works great. One of the most advanced and full-featured Canon film cameras of its day, with a digital LED display for shutter speed and aperture and a full set of features. Robust camera, well regarded by advanced amateurs and semi-pro photographers, but user-friendly for a beginner. Full user manual is available at


    Shutter, film transport and self-timer work properly. Meter appears to respond properly to light, shutter and lens settings, but accuracy was not verified with film. Shutter is squeak-free. Light seals and mirror guard have just been replaced for years of trouble-free operation ($29 value). Original finger grip is included.


    Very good. No major blemishes or dents. Some brassing on the film door and minor scuffs throughout, consistent with age and normal use. Bright and legible lettering on the dials. Focusing screen and viewfinder are bright and dust-free, with a few of small faint cleaning marks (will not affect performance). Original leatherette has been replaced with brand new genuine pigskin leather cover, embossed with Red Alligator pattern. Battery door is intact. Screw holding finger grip is not original, but works well.



    • Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. EXC++ condition, no scratches or fungus. Aperture is snappy and blades are oil-free. Focusing is smooth. The barrel of the lens shows minimal wear, no dents. Comes with genuine Canon front cap.
    • FREE BONUS: Canon power film winder A. Clean condition, works well but motor is sluggish sometimes. Batteries not included. Fresh battery for the camera.
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