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Canon A-1 SLR Camera

RM999.00

The Canon A-1 is an advanced level single-lens reflex (SLR) 35mm film camera for use with interchangeable lenses. It is a historically significant high level camera.

Package Includes:

  • One (1) Canon A-1 SLR Camera
  • One (1) pack of Film
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The Canon A-1 is an advanced level single-lens reflex (SLR) 35 mm film camera for use with interchangeable lenses. It was manufactured by Canon Camera K. K. (today Canon Incorporated) 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. It has dimensions of 92 millimetres (3.6 in) height, 141 millimetres (5.6 in) width, 48 millimetres (1.9 in) depth and 620 grams (22 oz) weight. Unlike most SLRs of the time, it was available in only one color; all black.

Design

The A-1 was a 35mm with a unique styling, ‘up market’ design and original concept SLR made by Canon in Japan. The popularity of today’s high-tech circuitry in cameras has much to owe to the A-1. Thanks to its amazing features, this camera —introduced in 1978— has remained the ultimate reference camera for many for over a quarter of a century. Durability and reliablility have been proven over the years and passed the enduring time test. A true classic emerged.

 

Samples of Canon A-1 films

All 35mm films are available from major film company. Various options from Fuji Velvia 50, llford XP2/HP5, Kodak Tri-X/T-Max, etc. Available both in slide and Black & White film.

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Film photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever . . . it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. 35mm film SLR camera is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.

Model

Canon A-1 SLR Camera

Color

Black body Black skin

Warranty

30 days

Condition

Cameras are refurbished to make it to be in good appearance. Some may have experienced some small signs of wear, but mechanisms and overall condition are good.

Shipping

Free shipping within Malaysia

The A-1 had the choice of aperture- or shutter-priority automatic exposure, the first "programmed" fully-auto mode, as well as automatic dedicated flash, and a fully manual setting. The electronically-controlled horizontal cloth focal plane shutter had marked speeds from 30s to 1/1000s, with X-sync at 1/60. In aperture priority mode, the shutter was continuously variable.