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    Default Canon A1 shutter sound

    I just put a new battery in my Canon A1 (last used c. 1995) and it seems okay, although the shutter does have a loud metallic twang. That might improve with use, but I did wonder if anyone had an A1 and could say what the shutter should sound like?

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    Default Re: Canon A1 shutter sound

    If I remember rightly there was a lube issue that cures it.

    Here you go

    http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk...squeak.110167/

    http://jetbutterfly.web.fc2.com/camera/e_squeak.html

    The movie that also includes before and after sounds

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DILkom-hCmY


    A fellow A1 owner :)
    Last edited by TonyT; 07-03-2016 at 20:48.

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    Default Re: Canon A1 shutter sound

    That's just excellent... many thanks!

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    Default Re: Canon A1 shutter sound

    Sounds like "Canon Cough", seems to affect the A series but is easily cured by DIY (if you dare) or a professional CLA if you don't want to risk your precious camera. I had mine done professionally and had the light seals renewed at the same time.

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    Default Re: Canon A1 shutter sound

    Don't forget; you not only have the shutter sound but the mirror flapping up and down. It's many years since I owned a Canon A1. What a terrific piece of kit in its day. I well remember drooling over one until I could afford it. It was later replaced by a T90 which was also joined a little later by an F1n with power winder and auto aperture prism head. This camera could even operate without a battery, although you only had the one shutter speed of 1/90th sec.

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