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    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals...

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    AE flash and the market. Canon has good reason to have motorized AE photography. In the A-1, unbounded confidence and pride in the A-1.

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    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Focusing Index Mark with Depth-of-Field Scale Focusing Ring Mount Positioning Point “A” Mark Exposure Preview Switch AE Lock Pin Exposure Memory Aperture Ring Switch Stop-Down Lever Battery Chamber Cover/Finger Grip Viewfinder Display Lever Positioning Pin For Action Grip PC Socket Mounting Socket...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Numerals and Characters Composing TABLE OF CONTENTS Digital Readout in Viewfinder ......... 54 Main Features ............5 Incorrect Exposure Warnings ........55 Pictorial Outline for General Use of Double-Check Before Shooting ....... 57 the Camera ..............

  • Page 5: Main Features

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals MAIN FEATURES Quality from the Inside Out Canon has extended its use of computers The extraordinary qualities of the A-1 start and automation from automatic production with its design. It is the first camera in the...

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    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals AE functions is also possible. the A-1 has two controls for wide-range Shutter priority AE is especially useful exposure compensation. These are the in action photography, aperture priority AE exposure compensation dial for stepped in still photography.

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    ASA 100 film and an f/1.4 speed lens. Beginning with accessories which are integral Provided that you can even focus your parts of the A-1 system, Canon offers the subject in the viewfinder in a very dark Speedlite 199A and the Motor Drive MA.

  • Page 8: Pictorial Outline For General Use Of The Camera

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 Turn the main switch to the Load the film and advance Load the battery. “A” position and check the it to the first frame. power level.

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    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 Set the ASA film speed. Set the aperture ring of the Select the AE mode. lens to the “A” mark (for (Turn the AT dial).

  • Page 10: Setting The Camera For The Five Ae Modes And Manual Override

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals SETTING THE CAMERA FOR THE FIVE AE MODES AND MANUAL OVERRIDE Shutter Priority AE Aperture Priority AE Programmed AE 1. Make sure the lens aperture 1. Make sure the aperture ring 1. Make sure the aperture ring “...

  • Page 11

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Stopped-down AE AE Flash Manual Override 1. Disengage the lens aperture 1. Insert Speedlite 1. Disengage the lens aperture “ ” “ ” ring from the mark 577G's or 533G's sensor ring from the mark (necessary only on FD lens).

  • Page 12: Preliminary Preparations

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Eyecup 4S PRELIMINARY PREPARATIONS This is an accessory eyecup which snaps into the eyepiece grooves. Its use is not mandatory, but viewing with it may be more Neckstrap comfortable, and it helps block extraneous Thread the tips of the neckstrap through the light from entering the viewfinder.

  • Page 13: Handling The Lens

    Lens Cap For closing the top cover, the lens' focusing Most Canon lenses are provided with a clip- ring should be turned to infinity (I). on front lens cap which is easily attached and removed from the front of the lens by pressing in the tabs on both sides of the cap.

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    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Positioning Pin Automatic Aperture Lever Rear Dust Cap tight. The rear dust cap must be removed before Operation with an FD lens which has mounting the lens. a chrome Breech-lock mount ring or Operation with an FD lens which lacks with an FL lens: a chrome Breech-lock mount ring:...

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    Attaching a hood onto the lens helps to prevent this. Bayonet-mount hoods are available as op- tional accessories for most Canon lenses. Please use only that hood which is specified for the lens concerned. This type of hood...

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    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals above the camera mount. 2. In this position, apply slight pressure to the lens, and simply rotate the whole lens clockwise until it stops and the lens release button pops out with a click. Do not press the lens release button while mounting the lens.

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    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals When removing a lens, take special care not to damage the protruding pins and levers on the rear. With the exception of the Fish- eye 7.5mm lens, always put a lens down with the rear facing up.

  • Page 18: Normal Procedures

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Normal Procedures...

  • Page 19: Loading The Battery

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Loading the Battery rosion and damage to the camera due to This camera will not function unless a dirt or fingerprints. battery is loaded. Use one brand-new silver To load the battery: oxide or alkaline-manganese battery as speci- 1.

  • Page 20: Checking The Battery

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Checking the Battery “ L ” position. Then cannot be checked in the Life of the battery in normal use is press the battery check button on the top of approximately one year. Using the camera the camera for two to three seconds.

  • Page 21

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Getting a Feel for Your A-1 Now that the battery is loaded, your A-1 will function. Before loading the film or doing anything else, play with The battery check button also serves to it a little.

  • Page 22: Film Advance And Shutter Release

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Film Advance and Shutter Release shutter releases. After shutter release, the At the base of the film advance lever is the mirror and diaphragm automatically reset main switch of the camera.

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    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Attaching a Cable Release A cable release is a device which, used in conjunction with a tripod, allows the shutter to be held open for long exposures without your ever having to touch either camera or shutter button directly.

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  • Page 25: Holding The Camera

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Holding the Camera Since this is a single-lens reflex camera, the The best precaution in preventing camera viewing lens and the camera lens are not sepa- shake is to press the shutter button gently. rate.

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    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Film Loading Check to see that the cartridge is in a The Canon A-1 accepts color or black and fully-seated position and that the film is white film in standard 35mm cartridges.

  • Page 27: Loading The Film

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals rewind crank clockwise to take up film slack, open the back cover and reload the film. The A-1 can also be loaded with bulk film in which case the tip of the film should be trimmed as illustrated below before it is loaded into the camera.

  • Page 28: Setting The Asa Film Speed

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Setting the ASA Film Speed ASA, press in the ASA film speed dial lock The ASA is a numerical rating of a film's button with your fingernail and turn the sensitivity to light. The higher the ASA outer knurled edge of the dial until the rating, the faster the film and the more desired film speed rating is aligned with...

  • Page 29

    Depending on the type of film, a color emphasize certain colors for more clarity or temperature conversion filter may be neces- special effects. Canon offers a wide variety sary under certain lighting conditions. And, of filters for both black and white and color of course, you have the basic choice be- films.

  • Page 30: The Basics Of Exposure

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Memo Holder The Basics of Exposure The back cover of this camera is provided This section contains some terms and with a memo holder. Once you have loaded definitions which will be used throughout the film and set the ASA, it is very useful to this instruction booklet.

  • Page 31

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals through the lens. Each time you move from The largest f/stop on the lens is called the one f/stop to the next smaller f/stop (larger lens maximum aperture. The smallest f/stop number), the amount of light allowed on the lens is called the lens minimum through is exactly halved.

  • Page 32: Ae Photography

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals The length of time that the light is allowed AE Photography to strike the film is determined by the AE photography means automatic exposure. shutter speed. The relationship between The camera is selecting either shutter speed shutter speeds is like that between f/stops.

  • Page 33: Setting The Lens For Ae Photography

    AE, programmed AE and AE flash photo- AE flash photography is possible with the graphy, are performed with full aperture Canon Speedlite 133A, 155A, 177A, 188A, metering through the lens. This means 199A, 533G or 577G. In this mode, the...

  • Page 34: Ae Mode Selector

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals AE Lock Pin “ A ” mark, some earlier FD AE Mode Selector Instead of an The AE mode selector has two possible lenses have a small green circle on the settings, TV (time value) and Av (aperture aperture ring for AE photography.

  • Page 35: At Dial

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals AT Dial If, on the other hand, you have set an This dial works in conjunction with the AE aperture on the dial, the camera selects the selector. When the AE selector is set at TV, it necessary shutter speed for correct exposure.

  • Page 36: Shutter Speed Scale On The At Dial

    This shutter speed need not be considered, however, when the A-1 is Shutter Speed Scale on the AT Dial used with specified Canon flash units (see There is a choice of 16 click-stop settings page 83). ranging from 1/1000 (sec.) to 30 (sec.) on Intermediate settings on the shutter speed the AT dial's shutter speed scale.

  • Page 37: Aperture Scale On The At Dial

    The maximum aperture indicated on the AT dial is large enough for any Canon lens. Under certain conditions in the aperture priority AE mode, the maximum and mini- mum apertures on the lens have priority over the aperture set on the AT dial.

  • Page 38: Shutter Priority Vs

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Shutter priority AE FD 400mm f/4.5 S.S.C., 1/1000 sec., ASA 125...

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    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Shutter priority AE FD 50mm f/1.4, 1/30 sec., ASA 125...

  • Page 40: Aperture Priority

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Shutter Priority vs. Aperture Priority Having now read how to control the camera for shutter priority and aperture priority AE photography, you might well wonder when it is best to use which mode. Basically, it depends upon what you want your photo- graph to portray.

  • Page 41

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals This table does not necessarily apply when blur the background to stress the movement. using a lens of a different focal length. If In this last technique, it is best to continue you are using a telephoto lens, for instance, panning as you release the shutter.

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    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals factors remaining the same). For example, comparing a 28mm lens with a 50mm lens at the same aperture and shooting distance, depth of field is deeper with the 28mm lens. (3) The greater the shooting distance, the deeper the depth of field (the other two factors remaining the same).

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    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Programmed AE FD 28-50mm f/3.5, ASA 125...

  • Page 45: Programmed Ae

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals the aperture for correct exposure. Of course, if it shifts to a shutter speed lower than 1/60 sec., it is advisable to use a tripod and a cable release or to switch to flash photo- graphy.

  • Page 46

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Meter Coupling Range When using the FD 50mm f/1.4 lens and ASA 100 film, the built-in exposure meter couples within a range of EV -2 (f/1.4 at AE Range of Silicon Photocell at Various ASAs 8 sec.) to EV 18 (f/16 at 1/1000 sec.) FD 50mm f/1.4 Lens AE Coupling Range...

  • Page 47: Metering At Low Light Levels

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Metering at Low Light Levels level so that higher shutter speeds can be With AE coupling all the way down to EV -2 used. Even when following the instructions (with ASA 100 film), the A-1 is capable of of the film data sheet, it is advisable to metering and producing a natural rendition slightly adjust the exposure over several...

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    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Split-Image Rangefinder Microprism Ring...

  • Page 49: Viewfinder

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Out of Focus In Focus Viewfinder Viewing and Focusing A less conspicuous, unusual feature of the To focus, rotate the focusing ring of the lens A-1 is the fact that, unless you are taking a as you view the subject through the view- meter reading, the only thing you can see in finder.

  • Page 50: Optional Viewing Aids

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals OPTIONAL VIEWING AIDS through the viewfinder after placing the dioptric lens over the eyepiece to be sure Dioptric Adjustment Lenses S you have the best one. The dioptric adjustment lens S is an acces- sory which slides into the grooves of the Angle Finders A2 and B viewfinder eyepiece from above to correct...

  • Page 51

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Magnifier S The Magnifier S inserts into the grooves of the viewfinder eyepiece with its adapter to give a 2.5X magnification of the center of the viewing area for precision focusing in close-up work and wide-angle photography.

  • Page 52: Previewing The Exposure

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Previewing the Exposure When you take a meter reading, the view- finder information will be displayed in a digital readout directly below the viewing area. With the viewfinder display lever switched on, you can take a meter reading in any one of three ways: 1.

  • Page 53: Cancelling The Viewfinder Display

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals degree of LED illumination changes in four Cancelling the Viewfinder Display stages depending on the brightness of the With the A-1, you have the option of turning subject seen in the viewfinder. When the off the viewfinder display altogether.

  • Page 54: Numerals And Characters Composing Digital Readout In Viewfinder

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Numerals and Characters Composing The next two digits following the first four Digital Readout in Viewfinder from the left for shutter speed data are Up to the first four digits from the left in reserved for aperture data.

  • Page 55: Incorrect Exposure Warnings

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals is set for flash photography while “buLb” flashes showing the lens maximum aperture replaces the shutter speed data when the AT to indicate underexposure. At very low dial shutter speed scale is set to “B”. “M” is shutter speeds, it is possible for a different also displayed at the “B”...

  • Page 56

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals shutter speed. If your lens has a smaller When the highest shutter speed of 1000 minimum aperture, exposure will be correct. flashes in the viewfinder to indicate over- Outside the Meter Coupling Range exposure, turn the AT dial to a smaller When the light level is so low that it would aperture.

  • Page 57: Double-check Before Shooting

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals 3. In programmed AE mode Double-Check Before Shooting Both the shutter speed LED and the aper- 1. Is the aperture ring of the lens set ture LED flash on and off simultaneously to warn you of overexposure as well as under- to the "A"...

  • Page 58: Shutter Release

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Shutter Release check button or return the main switch to Once you have focused, composed your “L”. Shutter release WILL NOT be picture and confirmed correct exposure, cancelled in the slow shutter speed range gently press the shutter button all the way simply by turning the AT dial to a higher down to set the shutter in motion.

  • Page 59: Frame Counter

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals To rewind the film, press in the film rewind Frame Counter button on the bottom of the camera. Once The frame counter of the A-1 is an additive you have pressed it, you can remove your type.

  • Page 60: Specialized Procedures

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Specialized Procedures...

  • Page 61: Stopped-down Ae Photography

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Stopped-down AE Photography To set the camera in the stopped-down AE There are basically two cases which require mode when using a non-FD lens, simply fold stopped-down AE photography (unless you and push in the A-1's stop-down lever. wish to operate in manual override).

  • Page 62

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals data will be displayed in the viewfinder. light reaching the film plane is greatly Unless the shutter speed data is flashing on reduced due to attached accessories, the A-1 and off, simply press the shutter button for is capable of metering as low a light level as an accurately exposed image.

  • Page 63

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Stopped-down AE FD 50mm f/3.5 Macro with Extension Stopped-down AE Photomicrography (butterfly wing), ASA 32 Tube FD 25, f/11, ASA 400 pushed to EI 800...

  • Page 64

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Warnings of Incorrect Operation in button, you will notice that neither it nor Stopped-down Photography the film advance lever will operate. What's more, this is when the “EEEE EE” mark will Two problems can arise if you use the flash in the viewfinder whether the view- camera incorrectly in the stopped-down finder display switch is turned off or not.

  • Page 65: Manual Override

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Manual Override You will see the shutter speed you have You may have occasion to wish to cancel the set on the AT dial. The aperture dis- A-1's AE capabilities to control exposure, played is that that the camera would select both aperture and shutter speed, by your- on Auto.

  • Page 66: Self-timer

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals With an FD lens, if you set the AE selector to Av instead of TV while the lens is away from the “A ” mark, the digital readout will show the aperture you have set on the AT dial plus the corresponding camera-selected shutter speed as in aperture priority AE along with “M”...

  • Page 67

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals AE mode, it will not set the exposure until You may repeat the self-timer process as a split second before the shutter itself is ac- many times as you wish. After completing tually released.

  • Page 68

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  • Page 69: Exposure Compensation

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ject is not located in the central part of the You can, of course, make exposure cor- viewing screen. rections by operating the camera manually, Exposure Compensation Dial but the A-1 is also equipped with other One device for correcting exposure in the devices which allow you to correct the AE mode is the exposure compensation dial.

  • Page 70

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals cate an exposure adjustment of only 1/3 f/stop, but your picture will be exposed in the 1/3 f/stop increment you set on the dial. Generally, exposure should be corrected whenever the high-key (light) or low-key area occupies more than half of the total viewing area.

  • Page 71

    may be better to use the exposure memory switch as explained on the next page or manual override. The exposure compensation dial can also be used to correct exposure in multiple ex- posures as explained later. Usable Range of Exposure Compensation Dial According to ASA Rating ASA6: 1/4••1/2••1...

  • Page 72

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Exposure Memory Switch the total viewing area. Push and hold in the The A-1 also offers an exposure memory exposure memory switch to lock the ex- switch for correcting the exposure in the AE posure value metered for your subject.

  • Page 73

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals camera to a higher value. Usually this is done by multiplying the normal ASA rating by some multiple of two, say by two or four. this case, whole roll film must be shot at the “pushed” ASA or you will have to sacrifice one or the other of a whole series of frames.

  • Page 74: Multiple Exposures

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Multiple Exposures You can make any number of exposures on Making two or more exposures on the same the same frame simply by repeating the frame is an exciting technique which is very above procedure before turning the film simple to perform with the A-1.

  • Page 75

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Multiple exposures are not possible when the ASA to a higher value as described earlier. Motor Drive MA or Power Winder A or A2 is In this method, you must first decide how mounted on the A-1 and in operation.

  • Page 76: Film Plane Indicator

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Film Plane Indicator Infrared Index Mark This mark is engraved on the top of the Since infrared light rays have longer wave- camera beside the film rewind knob, just to lengths which focus on a plane slightly the left of the pentaprism, to indicate the behind that of ordinary visible light rays, it exact position of the film plane.

  • Page 77: Checking The Depth Of Field

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals make a focusing correction. Follow the detailed instructions of the film manu- facturer. The position of the infrared index mark has been computed for the use of infrared film with peak sensitivity at 800nm (such as Kodak IR 135) and a red filter such as Wratten 87.

  • Page 78

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals field looking at the image through the viewfinder by pushing in the stop-down lever just as in stopped-down AE photography and setting the lens to the working aperture. This will probably be one of those occasions Small Aperture when you will release the stop-down lever and return the lens to “A”...

  • Page 79: Lens Signal Coupling

    For most cameras, such as the Canon F-1, this lever transmits the preset aperture on the lens aperture ring to the exposure meter. It is coupled to the lens aperture ring and moves in proportion to its rotation.

  • Page 80: Unusable Lenses

    3. Full Aperture Signal Pin Unusable Lenses This pin transmits the maximum aperture of Out of the several series of Canon lenses, the lens to the exposure meter to set the there are a few older individual lenses which meter coupling range automatically.

  • Page 81: Automatic Diaphragm Control

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals All FD lenses which lack a Breech- Automatic Diaphragm Control lock mount ring, with the exception When the A-1 is directly coupled with an FD of the Macro lenses, are set for manual lens, diaphragm control is totally automatic.

  • Page 82

    1. Before mounting the lens, push the accessories or a macrophoto coupler by automatic aperture lever at the rear of the attaching the Canon Macro Auto Ring and/ lens to the right where it auto- or Double Cable Release. matically locks.

  • Page 83

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Flash AE FD 24mm f/2.8 with Speedlite 199A, 1/4 sec, ASA 100...

  • Page 84: Flash Photography With The A-1

    (Full Auto- flash Photography) There are seven special automatic flash units, the Canon Speedlites 577G, 533G, 199A, 188A, 177A, 155A and 133A, which make AE flash photography possible with the A-1. Just slip the Speedlite 577G's or 533G's sensor unit or the 199A, 188A, 177A, 155A or 133A into the accessory shoe, switch on the flash, focus and shoot.

  • Page 85

    FP bulbs, 1/30 sec. mode selector to TV and the shutter speed It is recommended to use a Canon flash unit to 1/60 sec. or slower. With this setting on on this camera. Using a flash or flash acces-...

  • Page 86

    1. AE flash with Canon Speedlite 133A, on and off. If the minimum aperture of the 155A, 177A, 188A, 199A, 533G or 577G...

  • Page 87

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals The digital readout will be the same as in 3. Manual Flash Control with Canon Speed- AE flash control but will also include the lite 155A, 177A, 188A 199A or 577G “M” signal for manual aperture control.

  • Page 88

    5. General Flash Photography with Flashes other than the Canon Speedlites When flashes other than the six special Canon Speedlites arc used with the A-1, the digital readout will include the same infor- mation as in manual override. See p. 65.

  • Page 89

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals –88–...

  • Page 90: Motorized Film Winding

    There remains one last mechanical operation in the A-1 that could possibly distract your attention from your subject: you have to wind the film. Canon has solved that pro- blem for you too. With the Canon Power Winder A, the Power Winder A2, and the...

  • Page 91: Data Back A

    Within seconds, the A-1's back cover can be and Photomacrography exchanged for the Data Back A, which, Canon offers a whole gamut of accessories again, becomes an integral part of the which give you unlimited possibilities in camera's electronic system. As you press the...

  • Page 92

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  • Page 93

    6. Lens Hood BS-52 7. Microphoto Hood 8. Photomicro Unit F 9. Slide Duplicator 10. Handy Stand F 11. Canon Release 30 12. Canon Release 50 13. 52 mm filters 58 mm filters 14. 52-55 Step-up Ring 15. 58 mm Close-up Lenses (240,450) 16.

  • Page 94

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals 27. Copy Stand 4 28. Auto Bellows 29. Macro Auto Ring 30. Bellows FL 31. Extension Tube M Set 32. Manual Diaphragm Adapter 33. Extension Tube FD 15-U, FD 25-11 and FD 50-U 34.

  • Page 95

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Speedlite 133A Speedlite 155A Speedlite 177A Speedlite 188A Speedlite 199A Speedlite 533G Speedlite 57 7G Data Back A Ni-Cd Charger MA Motor Drive MA Power Winder A Power Winder A2 Ni-Cd Pack MA Battery Pack MA Battery Magazine MA...

  • Page 96: Proper Care Of The Camera

    Canon serviceman. We recommend and the lens barrel, the other for the lens taking the A-1 to an authorized Canon surfaces, eyepiece and mirror. If the blower service facility at least once every three years brush is sufficient to get the camera clean, for a complete checkup.

  • Page 97: Using The Camera In Extremely Cold Conditions

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals is necessary, do not attempt to do it yourself but take it to an authorized Canon service Using the Camera in Extremely facility. The film compartment also requires Cold Conditions occasional cleaning with a blower brush to...

  • Page 98: Specifications

    50mm lenses. Eyepiece Attachments: Angle Finders A2 Lens Mount: Canon Breech-Lock mount. and B, Magnifier S, 10 different Dioptric Canon FD, FL and R lenses can be Adjustment Lenses S for eyesight correc- mounted. tion and Eyecup 4S. Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentaprism.

  • Page 99

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals AE Mechanism: Electronically controlled. locked-in EV. Information input by means of AE mode Exposure Preview: Viewfinder digital read- selector and AT dial for full-aperture AE out activated by pressing shutter button metering (FD lens at “A”) and stopped- halfway or by pressing exposure preview down AE metering.

  • Page 100

    Automatic Flash: Full AE flash photography power level when battery check button is with Canon Speedlites 133A, 155A, pressed. Flashing frequency decreases 177A, 188A, 199A, 533G and 577G. with power level.

  • Page 101

    Not For Resale – Free Download at http://www.joe-chan.com/manuals Frame Counter: Additive type. Counts back frames as film rewound. Automati- cally resets to "S" upon opening back cover. Does not advance during multiple exposures. Film Rewinding: By pressing rewind but- ton and cranking rewind knob. Rewind button automatically resets when film advance lever turned.

  • Page 102

    For your own convenience you may want to use this form to fill in the serial numbers of your A-1 equipment for quick reference in the event of loss or theft. Name of the Camera: Canon A-1 Body Number: Lens: mm.

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