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Canon A-1 35mm Shutter Issue or not

Hello, I recently picked up one of these at a flea market. Can someone here tell me if the 6V battery is required in order for the film **** arm and shutter to work properly? Does this have and electro magnet inside for this operation?



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Hey dentryte,
According to the manufacturer this camera does require the battery to function at all. The usable batteries for this camera are Silver Oxide Battery (6V ) (Eveready (UCAR) No.544, JIS 4G 13, Mallory PX 28; Alkaline Manganese Battery (6V) (Eveready (UCAR) No.537, Mallory 7K l 3). I have included a link to a PDF download of your camera manual in case you don't have one. I hope this helps!

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