Question about Canon Photography
This is very complicated. Take it to a professional repair place - if you can find someone who is still willing to work on this. Most techs (including me) won't any more. You have to remove the front cover, then the left and right side top covers, which is about 20 steps. Set at auto/asa 100 for reference. there is a plastic knob that looks sort of like a hat on the shutter speed dial that is glued on and is hard to remove without damaging it. There is a locking nut inside the shutter release collar. Etc. If you can find a copy of the SPT issue with that camera covered it will help you a lot. try eBay
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Thanks for your email. In the meantime I learned my problems were not uncommon with early production F100s; the culprit is the switching circuitry under the film advance mode dial, which has to be replaced. Essex Camera of Carlstadt, NJ, will do the repair, including general service, at a cost of $ 150. Sincerely,
Posted on Sep 09, 2008
SOURCE: canon ae-1
To open the back pull on the rewind knob ( pulling up ) until back opens. Check that your 6 volt battery is ok ( ae -1 has an electronic shutter so will not work without a battery ): battery situated on the left hand side of the camera ( if it is facing you ) underneath small flip up door ( lock is at the bottom on the left of the small door ) . Check the battery by pressing the shutter release gently and seeing if your light meter needle moves. No movement ? replace battery. You have two modes for taking pictures : auto which is actually AV ( aperture priority) or full manual : both are set by moving the shutter speed dial on the top right hand side ( underneath film winding lever ).
Posted on Sep 16, 2007
The same happened once to my A-1. If I rememeber well, button popped out again after sliding the double exposure lever under the shutter lever and then winding the shutter. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 27, 2007
You have a case of AE(auto exposure) Unit faulty or getting bad. It suppose to register as it move within the AE unit according to the exposure calculation but somehow it is broken. Technician usualy replace the AE unit and takes care of the problem. It can also be rebuilt if new parts are not available. This requires complete disassembly and mirror box removal. The average cost of repair probably runs around $100. Yes, "A" mode is correct for most of the shots and it was a state of art electronic system and more computerized than you think. It has 3 IC chips in there for precessing and 1 chip for the exposure. All works together for good. -James
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
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