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Canon A1 Black

  • Canon A1 Black

    Canon A-1 film SLR in fully functional condition, with FD 50mm prime lens. 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 were just replaced ($29 value). Original finger grip, hotshoe cover and viewfinder cup are included.

    EXC. No major blemishes or dents, just some brassing on the bottom and door hinge from normal use. Bright and legible lettering on the dials. Focusing screen and viewfinder are clear of dust. Original leatherette is in very good condition. Battery door is intact.


    • Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 S.C. prime lens. EXC+ condition, no scratches or fungus. Aperture is snappy and blades are oil-free. Focusing is smooth. The barrel of the lens minimal wear, no dents. Comes with genuine Canon 55mm front cap and two filters : Hoya Skylight and Tiffen +1.
    • Canon camera strap, two rolls of film (expired, use at your own risk) and a fresh battery.
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