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Connie Campbell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/21/2002
 

Value of old camera


 
  The old camera
The old camera
This is the camera.. .I have film in it now to test the shutter etc. But am just needing to know if there is any value to it.

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We have an old Canon AE-1 Program camera. Everything seems to be working great. it had a 50mm and 200mm lens with it along with other accessories. I was wondering if someone out there knew the value of the camera? I know it was manufactured in 1978 and was one of the first cameras to have a "digital" sensor in it. Any estimates on the value would be appreciated.
Thank you
Connie


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7/18/2011 12:02:59 PM

 
Connie Campbell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/21/2002
  It HAS not had the lenses. Sorry for the typo.


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7/18/2011 12:07:45 PM

 
Lynn R. Powers   According to KEH, if it is in decent condition it is worth about $150. That is more than I paid for a used one in 1986.
I feel KEH is high on this camera although they were a fine camera at a reasonable price at the time.

The "digital Sensor" may be for the lightmeter but it is not like the digital camera of today where the Sensor replaces film. This is most definitely a FILM camera.

Are you trying to sell it with a lens? If so which one?


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7/18/2011 12:29:44 PM

 
Connie Campbell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/21/2002
  Lynn,
Thank you for the reply. It comes with the 50mm and 200mm lens. I think that my ol man is wanting to sell it but I need to ask him. If it were mine I would keep it LOL.
I just bought a roll of film and am testing the shutter settings and the 2 different lenses. I want to make sure the photos all come out before I tell him if it is good or not.
We were just looking at the value.

If you dint mind me asking... what is KEH and how do I find the information?

Thank you
Connie


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7/18/2011 1:17:56 PM

 
Lynn R. Powers   KEH is the worlds largest used camera and photo equipment store. They usually underrate their equipment so that when you get something from them it is usually BETTER than advertised. But it is up to you to read the entire description such as "shutter speed unreliable" or "stickiness in aperture blades". If you miss read and do not realize that this is what you purchased you still have two weeks to return the equipment for a refund.

Their reputation is excellent. I have purchased two cameras and three lenses from them.

To find them go to your search engine, I use Google, enter KEH and their web site comes up. Being that I have purchased equipment from them I also receive an up to date catalog.


Lynn


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7/18/2011 2:12:19 PM

 
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