Canon AE-1 Program


The Canon AE-1 Program is a 35 mm single-lens reflex camera that uses Canon’s FD mount lenses. It was introduced in 1981 as the successor to the Canon AE-1, five years after that camera’s introduction. The major difference was the addition of the Program AE mode first seen in the A-1. This mode sets both the shutter speed and aperture automatically. The user focuses the camera and then presses the shutter button. For those desiring more control, the AE-1’s shutter priority auto-exposure and full manual modes are still available.


Included: Canon AE1-P body, 50mm 1.8 FD lens, screw in grip


Cosmetics 8/10 – slight brassing on base plate and a small amount of corrosion on the film door.

Mechanics and Electronics 9/10 – Very slight squeak on the shutter which is typical of older AE1’s. All shutter speeds are firing correctly, meters correctly and camera functions perfectly

Optics 8/10 – small amount of dust on front element, should not affect shooting.


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