Question about Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera
I recently bought a nice Canon AE 1 which worked fine at all speeds
(apparently) until I got it home and attempted to wind the shutter...it
would only advance about a 1/2 inch. I thought, well, I guess it's
already wound, I must have cocked it one last time after purchasing it
and forgot to trip the shutter. So, I tripped the shutter and nothing
happened...now I couldn't wind the shutter or trip it either. I now
checked the internet and suspected that I had left the battery one
accidentally and ran it down. Went out and bought a new battery for it.
All the lights are working in the meter but no results with the
shutter. When opening the back you can see that the shutter is
Is it just over wound like you can accidentally do to an old (stem wound) wristwatch?
Just now saw your problem.....I can repair this for you. No it's not "overwound" you possible have some small piece of plastic that caused your second curtain to get hung up and thus jam the entire camera. I have probably repaired 500 AE-1's with the same problem. Art www.flcamerarepair.com
Posted on Apr 13, 2008
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