Canon AT-1
Canon AT-1
Canon AT-1
Canon AT-1
Canon AT-1
Canon AT-1
Canon AT-1
Canon AT-1
Canon AT-1

Canon AT-1

Regular price
$265.00
Sale price
$265.00

Canon AT-1 with 50mm 1:1.8 Canon FD lens and Skylight lens filter.

Canon introduced the AT-1 in late 1976, about eight months after the immensely popular AE-1 made its debut. Both SLRs utilize the FD lens mount.

While outwardly the two models are near-twins, and share many accessories, the AT-1 was an export-only model. Where the AE-1 offers shutter-priority autoexposure, the AT-1 is a pure match-needle, manual-exposure camera. Its viewfinder display is a simplified throwback to earlier match-needle SLRs: an analog needle floats to reflect a TTL reading of the scene brightness; and the user adjusts either aperture or shutter speed until the EV "lolipop" aligns with the needle position. There is no indication of either the selected aperture or shutter speed in the viewfinder.

Despite these appearances, the AT-1 is not a full-blown retro mechanical SLR: it is based on the innovative cost-cutting electronics of the AE-1. The shutter is electronically timed and entirely dependent on battery power. A 10 second self-timer with blinking LED indicator is activated by rotating a tab alongside the shutter release to its forward position. (Rather illogically, returning the tab to its normal position does not cancel the self-timer; instead it fires the shutter immediately.)

We also sell film so make sure to add some to your order with no extra charge for shipping!

Overall condition - Great, battery door has slight chip but still works.

Example photos can be found here - https://www.lomography.com/cameras/3349065-canon-at-1/photos

This camera has been mechanically tested and is in full working condition.

Return Policy

  • We gladly accept returns within 14 days of delivery if the item arrives defective outside of the detailed conditions when purchased.