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Whats in the box
Whats in the box
Released in 1979, the AV-1 was an aperture-priority 35mm SLR camera. After the popularity of the AE-1, Canon released the AV-1 to cater for the American market where aperture-priority cameras were more common. The original retail price for the body plus the new Canon FD 50 mm f/2 lens was around $300 (roughly $1,226 adjusted for inflation).
The AV-1 was released alongside a new range of Canon FD lenses, offering instant mounting by simply lining up the red dot and twisting until a a satisfying click was heard. The previous FD mount type required the use of two hands to operate a screw-like connection with the body.
Aperture-priority automatic simplicity. A great start into Canon quality. - Canon AV-1 advertisement
The AV-1 offers an excellent entry to SLR cameras, offering simple design and easy to use controls, a wide range of compatible quality lenses, and and an incredibly accurate metering system. It’s automatic shutter is step-less, allowing the AV-1 to operate using exactly the correct shutter-speed for the given situation. Even those outside the commonly found ‘marked speeds’ (i.e 1/30, 1/60) can be achieved to balance the available light with the selected aperture.
The Canon AV-1 is east to carry, easy to operate and easy to afford, too. - Canon AV-1 advertisement
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