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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You're either using old/expired film, or taking photos during dusk. Color film is balanced for daylight photography. Using it under conditions other than that will result in varying color casts on the resulting images.
Fluorescent lighting: Greenish
Indoor bulbs: Reddish/orange
Outdoor at night/dusk: Blueish/purpla
Ourdoor at dawn: Pink/blue
Or, you may have just gotten bad print work done. Try a different lab.
The Canon AE-1 was a technically advanced camera when it first came out the "E" in AE stands for electronic. The whole camera depends entirely on a battery. The short answer to this question is No it will not function.
Your camera has a bad magnet in the body. Repairs will cost more than probably what you paid for it; I'd suggest getting a replacement (I got a Canon AE-1 Program for $40 on craigslist, ebay has good prices)
The prism is a major repair. If the prism is damage the the camera is trash. If the focusing screen in fornt of the prism is scratched then you can replace it if you can find another one. Because the camera is so old you will not be able to get them from Canon. Because of the age you may be better off buying another used AE-1
I wonder about answering posts that are a year old but here goes. The Canon AE-1 Program is a solid working classic but unfortunately Canon won't repair them anymore at least not in m y country anyway. However there are many individual repair people still bringing these cameras back from retirement to full service. Check with a local camera club or cruise e-Bay I've seen auctions selling service for these cameras in the US for as little as $79.95.