Canon AE-1 just died

Discussion in '[Classifieds] Want to Buy' started by Karl K, Apr 20, 2017 at 10:25 AM.

  1. Karl K

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    One of my students just blew a roll...totally blank.
    I thought he miss-loaded, but it turns out that the shutter is kaput.
    Does anybody have a working AE-1 that they would be willing to sell at a reasonable price?
    We have only two weeks left in the semester and the student needs to finish his project.
     
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    PM me. I might have a whole kit that I would part with.
     
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    Whoops! It's an AT-1, not an AE-1. If that doesn't matter than send me a note.
     
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    If you're handy, you might try this:
     
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    His AE-1 is toast. Beyond economical repair. He's still looking for a budget-priced body only. Doesn't require a shelf queen, just one that works.
    He just bought a new battery, so even that isn't needed. He's in NJ, by the way.
     
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    If the shutter is not opening it's not the magnets on the bottom. If he's on a budget buy a T70 - shutter priority like a AE1, manual works the same way. Shouldn't cost much more than $40
     
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    I imagine one might be able to find a replacement slr on the local craigslist. also see if another highschool in the area might be willing to loan out a camera. good luck! if you were local I would lend a camera, though I do not have an AE-1