This Canon AE-1 would make a great introduction to film photography for anyone! The wide-angle lens (28mm) on this camera is fun for landscapes, street photography, and more.
This camera has had a recent CLA.
Introduced in April 1976, the AE-1 was a very successful camera worldwide.
This kit includes:
- Canon AE-1 Body, SN: 5522912
- Canon FD 28mm f/2.8 Lens, SN: 427643
When the AE-1 came out, TTL manual-metering models (including the Canon FTb and FTb-N) were still the mainstream in the 35mm SLR market. Auto-exposure models were still at the very top end of the SLR market. They were expensive and produced in small numbers.
The AE-1, however, was designed from the ground up with five major units and twenty-five minor units. They were centrally controlled by a microcomputer. By incorporating electronics, the parts count could be reduced by 300. The manufacturing of the camera was also highly automated. This made it possible to produce a low-cost camera having high-end features.
Read more about this camera at the Canon Camera Museum.
Check this video to see the Canon AE-1 in action: