Canon A1 Review

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Guest's review of Canon A1

★★★★★

“This is actually one of my favourite 35mm cameras...”

Written on: 30/11/2008

Good Points
Program, Shutter, Aperture and Manual Exposure
80's digital readout
Wide range of accessories
Eyepiece blind
High quality construction

Bad Points
Shutter squeak- had mine fixed
Canon FD Lenses no longer made
No mirror lock up
NO TTL Flash

General Comments
This is actually one of my favourite 35mm cameras because it allows many of the virtues of today's electronic cameras in a circa 1978 more well constructed body. The exposure is extremely accurate for most shooting situations and the ability to use a standard screw in shutter release is welcome.



I would recommend this camera with a few caveats. If the shutter squeaks, have the mirror lubricated. Many older cameras need shutter lubrication and new seals so a trip to a trusted repair shop is recommended.

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