Canon A1 Black / Silver Snake
Just serviced and fully functional Canon A-1 film SLR - at a bargain price. This particular unit is a well-used workhorse, ready to serve its new owner for many more years to come. 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.
Shutter, timer, meter and film transport all work properly. Mirror release was lubricated and shutter is squeak-free. Light seals and mirror guard are brand new ($25 value).
Average wear, consistent with extensive use and age of the camera: scuffs and brassing throughout, no major dents - please see photos. Focusing screen and viewfinder are bright and clear of dust. Battery door has a chip on the inside corner, but works fine. Original leatherette was professionally replaced with a genuine leather in Silver Snakeskin pattern. The camera comes with the original Canon finger grip, viewfinder cup and vintage camera strap.
- Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. Glass is scratch-free, no fungus. Aperture is snappy and blades are free from oil. Focusing is a bit rough in the middle of the range. The barrel of the lens shows average wear, a few small dents and paint loss on the front rim. The lens comes with a generic front cap.