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    What is a "Royal SR-45" AE-1?

    Hi everyone...someone locally is selling an AE-1 that apparently has "Royal SR-45" stamped on the "inside of the lid of the case"...what does that mean? I've tried the net, but haven't been able to come up with anything, and both my AE-1 and my AE-1 Program came without cases.

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    Hi Tamas,

    Do you mean the case that protects the camera.
    or stamped onto body, or part of the camera ?

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    It was probably owned by a government organization or company in Canada. A lot of organizations in Canada have the prefix "Royal" something.

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    Ron: unfortunately I'm not sure, what was in quotation marks is what I got from the seller of the camera. I'm GUESSING it's on the inside of the leather case, but I may be wrong.

    domaz: That's what I was thinking too...would like to know who, though. Does this increase or decrease the camera's value? Or does it simply have no effect on it? haha...

    Thanks

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    It might (and that's a big might) increase the value of the case but not the camera.
    Once a photographer is convinced that the camera can lie and that, strictly speaking, the vast majority of photographs are "camera lies," inasmuch as they tell only part of a story or tell it in a distorted form, half the battle is won. Once he has conceded that photography is not a "naturalistic" medium of rendition and that striving for "naturalism" in a photograph is futile, he can turn his attention to using a camera to make more effective pictures.

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    It could be the quality control person's stamp.

    I'll ask some of my old colleagues at Canon for you, and get all my old FD books out

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    I've just googled a bit, and it looks to me like a "Royal SR45" (I had more luck without the hyphen) may be the brand and model of a third-party SLR case. Results of any kind were very thin on the ground, but that seems reasonable if it's a thirty-year-old product.

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    Isn't SR 45 a type of battery? Maybe "Royal" is a producer of batteries.
    Now what Canon takes/took SR 45 battries?

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    Sounds more like SR44

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    Thanks for the info...I've contacted the seller and made an offer (he was asking an insane amount)...no word back since the offer Oh well...I don't really NEED a third AE-1, but it would have been neat



 

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