The Canon A-1 is an advanced level single-lens reflex 35 mm film camera for use with interchangeable lenses. It was manufactured by Canon in Japan from April 1978 to 1985. It employs a horizontal cloth-curtain focal-plane shutter with a speed range of 30 to 1/1000 second plus bulb and flash synchronization speed of 1/60 second.
Unlike most SLRs of the time, it was available in only one color; all black. The introductory US list price for the body plus Canon FD 50 mm f/1.4 SSC lens was $625
The A-1 is a historically significant camera. It was the first SLR to offer an electronically controlled programmed auto exposure mode. Instead of the photographer picking a shutter speed to freeze or blur motion and choosing a lens aperture f-stop to control depth of field, the A-1 has a microprocessor programmed to automatically select a compromise exposure based on light meter input. Virtually all cameras today have at least one program mode.
Comes mounted with original Canon 50mm f1.8 prime lens. In very good condition with no "Canon squeal" present and all light seals replaced, comes with a roll of our 100iso Fuji Superia 35mm expired colour film
Ships securely packaged in a sturdy carton or if you're in the GTA you can use coupon code LocalPickup at checkout to remove the shipping cost and pick up in store at your convenience
GTA customers use our coupon code LocalPickup on the last page of the checkout process and we will deliver the order to your porch/mail box or directly to your friend if it's a gift, anywhere in the GTA for free!
Shipping from Canada
All Canadian and USA orders ship in sturdy packaging through Canada Post's regular service.
Overseas orders 1lb or 12" or under will automatically ship via Air Mail at 7 - 10 business days. Orders over these dimensions will ship via SEA MAIL which takes 6 - 12 weeks with orders usually arriving within 7 weeks. This method is slow but very economical and reliable despite the slow pace.
Overseas orders over 1lb or 12" can be upgraded to Air Mail service but this can be up to double the shipping cost. For most accurate rate, contact us.
Our policy is to refund any overcharge on shipping.
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Returns & Exchanges
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Returns and exchange details
Due to the nature of vintage items being used, we cannot guarantee that any item will be in perfect working condition. Oftentimes vintage items need a bit more creativity to operate than a brand new item and can have unique quirks like a stiff button, or wiggly latch. We do our best to thoroughly test and describe the condition of every item we sell.
Returns will be handled on a case by case basis, and partial refunds will not be given under any circumstances.
Returns must be shipped back at customer's expense and original purchase and shipping will be refunded after a case is opened with Canada Post.