Great find in the family garage :)

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I was digging through the family garage (storage) and I stumbled across a camera bag! Excited I peeked inside and discovered an old Canon AE-1. So I cleaned it up a bit and snapped some pictures. It looks like it comes with an Alibinar 28-85mm f3.5-4.5 so I'm going to try and pick up an old FD mount 50mm 1.4 or 1.8 for super cheap. ANYHOW, enough talk! Here's some pictures!

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P.S. Anyone know where I can find batteries for this or even what kind it uses?
 
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I used to have two of those guys. Good camera's. Great find.
 
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Nice find!

Per Ken's site: http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/fd/ae-1-program.htm

Power

One A544 6V battery, also known as 4LR44, 544, PX28, PX28L and 4SR44.

Alkaline and lithium versions all work great.

Battery Check: Press the black button by the rewind crank and serial number. 6 beeps per second is good, three beeps per second is low.
Thanks Steve, looks like I'm getting 1 faint beep.. lol
 
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I've got one sitting in my living room, I get my batteries on eBay for all my film cameras. It's a classic, I had two of them (not at the same time).
 
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The battery sometimes is also called a 4-G13 or 4G13. If you can't find it you can stack 4 SR44, G13, or S76 batteries. You can usually find those at the local drug store or grocery store - they're very common.
 
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OMG---the devils picture on NC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Quick get the garlic!!:eek::eek::eek::biggrin::biggrin:
LOL Nick :)

Solid find.
I'm stoked! Now to find a 50mm 1.4 or 1.8 for it.. Doesn't look like they're very expensive seeing how the FD mount lenses are rarely used

I've got one sitting in my living room, I get my batteries on eBay for all my film cameras. It's a classic, I had two of them (not at the same time).
I'm not even sure where to begin! Everything is manual :) I think I'll have some fun with this. Now debating on weather to shoot B&W or color.

The battery sometimes is also called a 4-G13 or 4G13. If you can't find it you can stack 4 SR44, G13, or S76 batteries. You can usually find those at the local drug store or grocery store - they're very common.
Sweet, thanks for the tip Scott
 
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That's actually an AE-1P (P = Program). My Dad had one of these, I loved trying it out, and it's what got me into photography. :smile: In '84, I bought an A-1 .... still have it around somewhere.
 
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That's actually an AE-1P (P = Program). My Dad had one of these, I loved trying it out, and it's what got me into photography. :smile: In '84, I bought an A-1 .... still have it around somewhere.
Your right, didn't see the Program under the AE-1, therefore, I lied. I only had one AE-1 Program, I was telling the truth about having one in my living room. :biggrin:
 
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Nice! Now be sure to visit APUG get sucked back into the world of film with the rest of us!
Link!

Sweet, I got some A544 Batteries! Looks like they're trying to liquidate stock because they were 50% off. I'm not sure how long the battery lasts so I bought 4 of them.. lol.

And B&W and Color film you recommend?
 
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