Thanks Andy, I originally bought the camera when I had a job in to shoot a concert tour of surf music pioneers, Jan and Dean, in China. As long as your subject is dead in the center of the frame, the autofocus is accurate. The location of this, inside the filter ring of the lens, meant that the meter would function accurately even with filters fitted to the lens. Canon’s abandonment of the FD lens mount for the EOS design also had a significant effect on demand for the A-1 on the used market. With good care, the camera should continue to provide great value for money for years to come.

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This excludes all of Canon’s EF bayonet mount autofocus lenses introduced in You may also like. Views Read Edit View history.

This camera has a manual focus feature that allows you to adjust the focal point and get a clear shot. The only downside is the screw-mounted lens, which is a pain to change when you’re used to bayonet type mounts on every other camera you’ve ever owned. For a glasses cajon, the 50mm frame-lines are fine. You will probably find the AF on these first generation AF cameras to be a little buggy and slow.

It would be hard to pre-focus before every shot.

Canon AF35M: The Absolute Automation of the ‘Autoboy’

The A-1 was due for replacement when the Canon T90 came out in Adrian Piper is known as a mixed medium artist known for tackling socio-political issues regarding gender, race, class, and identity. This section needs expansion. The Canon A-1 is an advanced level single-lens reflex SLR 35 mm film camera for use with interchangeable lenses. The active autofocus system used a near-infrared emitting diode and a pin photo diode to determine the subject position by triangulation in a manner similar to a coincident-image rangefinder.


From Wikipedia, the free 1908. The A-1 caused a sensation when it was released in early Save on Film Cameras Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.

Canon AE-1 Program – Wikipedia

List of Canon camcorders. But as competitors brought out their own programmed SLRs, [1] the A-1 began to show its age. However, that way the camera will focus on what’s in the centre of the frame.

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Back to Canon, the MC is neat little camera with its f2. The following provides a partial list of products manufactured under the Canon brand.

The focusing screen also has Canon’s standard split image rangefinder and microprism collar focusing help. Canon AE-1 Program with telephoto lens and power winder.

The user focuses the camera and then presses the shutter button. Canon EOS digital cameras. Mike GammillFeb 9, Articles lacking sources from April All articles lacking sources Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from January Commons category link fanon on Wikidata.


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If you can find one, check out the Canon MC. I think if I remember the days when our family camera shop sold Canonthat the Sureshot Supreme was the last one that had the f2.

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In addition, because of rapid advances in electronics, the brands continually leapfrogged each other with models having new or more automatic features, and less expensive components and assembly.

Do yourself a favor. Canon introduced this system in along with the EF lens mount standard.