Extremely rugged & reliable the AE-1 gives you the tools to create quality photographs at a great price! Straightforward functionality gives you manual control of your photography. Please note that this is a listing for the Canon AE-1, not the AE-1 Program (a different camera with which it is sometimes confused).
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This outfit comes with two sought-after lenses that would be a deluxe starting point for anyone's first SLR: the Canon FD 50mm f1.4 S.S.C. and an FD 35mm f2.8 S.C.
A 50mm prime lens (on a 35mm camera) is the photographer's everyday go-to that roughly mimics the angle of view of typical human vision. The 1.4 maximum aperture gets you more light in a dark setting than a 1.8 or f2 option (both also common). A 35mm lens (on a 35mm camera) functions as a gentle wide-angle often popular for landscape or street photography.
This camera needs one A544 battery or equivalent, which is inserted into the small battery door visible on the front of the camera, to the left of the lens. Here is a link to our battery listing.