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2 old Canon AE-1 SLR cameras with different problems

I have 2 old Canon AE-1 SLR cameras and both have problems. I'm not sure how bad each one is really but I was hoping someone could help me out.

On one of the cameras the viewfinder lens is pushed in and on the other camera the shutter button lock lever can basically spin 360 degrees. I haven't been able to test either of them yet but I'd just like to find out how bad each one sounds. Thanks for any input.

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Do you mean the film advance lever?

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