| Canon AV-1|
by Mike Caine
In 1979, Canon began production of the AV-1, an aperture-priority 35mm SLR with a focal plane shutter and TTL metering. It has center-weighted averaging light metering with a back-light compensation possibility. When shooting your subject under backlighting condition, you just push an extra switch to compensate the exposure. It does not have a manual exposure mode except for a single 1/60s manual shutter speed selection for flash synchronization. It takes the full range of Canon manual focus FD lenses. A dedicated film winder that advances the film at 2 frames per second can be attached to the bottom of the camera.
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With this camera, Canon introduced a new type of FD lenses mount without the separate locking ring, including a low-cost 50mm f/2 for the AV-1.
- Canon AV-1 in the Canon Camera Museum
- Canon AV-1 Review by VintageClassicCameras
- Modern Classics Review
- Canon AV-1, Canon AV-1 and user manual at www.collection-appareils.fr
- The A Team an article about the SLR A models, AE-1, AT-1, A-1, AV-1 and AE-1 Program at Classic Cameras by RaúlM.
- Canon - AV-1 Statistic Price Info's at AuctionPriceTracker in English
- Canon - AV-1 Statistic Price Info's at AuctionPriceTracker in German
- Canon - AV-1 Statistic Price Info's at AuctionPriceTracker in Italian
- Canon AV-1 on Camdex (French)