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★★★★★

“The Canon A1 SLR may be the best manual focus camera...”

Written on: 08/09/2005 by steve marino (1 review written)

Good Points
One of the most beautiful cameras ever built. Built to last. Everyone who sees it loves it.

Bad Points
Controls are a little tiny. Depth of field preview mechanism was invented by a sadist!

General Comments
The Canon A1 SLR may be the best manual focus camera ever made. It had features that were way ahead of its time, like the LED readout in the viewfinder, that shows aperture and shutter speed, and the ability to change both with just one knob on the top of the camera. The 'snick' of the shutter is a great sound. It can take beautiful images, and is compatible with many, many great FD lenses. With a power winder, it can be focused without taking your eye from the viewfinder. A fine piece of engineering (except for the DOF Rube Goldberg like control). Buy this camera and a few lenses, and a Nikon F4 and a few lenses, and you are set for life.

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