I own several Canon FD-mount SLRs but I’ve fancied an A-1 for a while. I think it’s the alluring black paint, rather than the silver fixtures of most contemporary SLRs. I think these hard-edged SLRs are much prettier than the curved plastic bodies that appeared in the 1980s.
At a glance
|Lens||Canon FD mount|
|Focus||SLR split screen & microprism|
|Meter||CdS with program|