Canon AE-1 35mm Film SLR Camera with Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 Lens and Battery - Fully Functional
Here we have a good condition, fully functional Canon AE-1 camera with a pristine Canon FD 50mm F/1.8 lens. The camera is being sold at a discount due to the battery compartment door having a piece of plastic chipped from it. The door still functions properly however, and is only a cosmetic issue. Also included is a lens cap and new battery.
This camera is fully functional, and ready to produce another lifetime of fantastic photos.
Mechanically excellent, everything here functions as it should. The film compartment, pressure plate, mirror box, battery compartment, focusing screen, pentaprism, and viewfinder are all clean. The dials, knobs, and levers all actuate exactly as they should. The light meter is fully functional, and all shutter speeds are accurate.
The lens is similarly excellent, with no damage or mechanical issues. The glass elements are free of fungus, balsam separation, cleaning marks, scratches, or other optical aberrations. The aperture blades are oil free and actuate beautifully. The focus ring spins with nice weight, and the aperture ring clicks with mechanical precision.
This is one of Canon's finest manual focus lenses, with a fast maximum aperture of F/1.8. This lens will produce excellent low-light images, and allow for easy shooting of street photography or similar styles of photography in which available light is the norm. Stop the lens down and it becomes incredibly crisp and sharp.
Excluding the battery compartment door, the camera is in excellent condition with normal signs of light wear commensurate with age (camera is over 40 years old, but still exceptionally beautiful).
A thorough review of this camera can be found here : http://casualphotophile.com/2014/07/15/canon-ae-1-camera-review/
The AE-1 is the camera that made Canon a powerhouse amongst SLR producers, and signaled their intent as a world-class camera maker. It allows for effortless shutter-priority auto-exposure shooting, as well as full manual shooting with meter assistance.
It is durable, beautiful, and the quintessential classic camera.
Perfect for any shooter of any skill level, it will help the new photographer learn, and do anything a seasoned veteran could want.
The camera and lens will be shipped immediately and packaged securely to ensure safe delivery.