A-1 SCORE!

Discussion in 'Film Photography' started by ComfortablyBlind, May 17, 2019.

  1. ComfortablyBlind

    ComfortablyBlind New Member

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    5 X 50mm FD lenses, 70-210 1:4 FD lens, EOS 35-80mm 1:4-5.6 kit lens EF-S 18-200mm lens.
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    I scored this, rather pretty A-1 yesterday from a thrift store here in Ogden Utah for 20 dollars American. The paint seems pretty flawless but it does have the "Canon Squeak". Of the 5 total I've thrifted, it is the only one. 3in1 and a small syringe will fix it up in a jiff. The seals are about perfect too. Can't wait to run a roll of TMAX through this beauty! 60833259_2660256980670674_7243901913131909120_o.jpg
     

  2. johnsey

    johnsey Site Moderator Staff Member Site Supporter

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    Very nice find.
     
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  3. GDN

    GDN Well-Known Member

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    Well done.

    Gary
     
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  4. ComfortablyBlind

    ComfortablyBlind New Member

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    5 X 50mm FD lenses, 70-210 1:4 FD lens, EOS 35-80mm 1:4-5.6 kit lens EF-S 18-200mm lens.
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    A bit of an up-date on the A-1; I dripped some Singer anti-squeak oil down inside, and after I exhausted my thumb and index finger, she is now squeak free, cleaned up, and ready for a roll! Still, her name (I name them all) will be "Squeaky". I'll post pics when she's blasted a roll.
    Cept, I have not named the T70. HMMM
     
  5. Astro Baby

    Astro Baby New Member

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    Aww - I name all of mine as well.
     
  6. ComfortablyBlind

    ComfortablyBlind New Member

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    5 X 50mm FD lenses, 70-210 1:4 FD lens, EOS 35-80mm 1:4-5.6 kit lens EF-S 18-200mm lens.
    Ever expanding
    Still, her name (I name them all) will be "Squeaky". I'll post pics when she's blasted a roll.
    Cept, I have not named the T70. HMMM
    Up-date on the A-1 and the T70.
    The A-1 shoots very well and has become my "goto" camera. Her name is still Squeeky and I've rewarded her with a power winder. The T70 is a wonderful shooter and sometimes it's hard to decide between the two. The T70's name is T'Pau. The only person to turn down a seat on the counsel.
    Being a Trekky, I found it only fitting.
     
  7. Old Film Bloke

    Old Film Bloke Active Member Site Supporter

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    Your are LUCKY -- MY 'Gift' A-1 is now Faulty ! intermittent Over-Exposure .
     
  8. Barry King

    Barry King New Member

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    Great find [when it functions] I remember the days when most SLRs came with a nice leather ERC! I am old!!
     

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