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    Posted 8 years ago

    Henry
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    After my Chinon post I desided to dig out the A-1 and show the lens for comparison. I will add more pics of this camera later.

    Canon A-1 was produced by the all familiar Canon Camera K.K. in Japan from 1978-1985 which made it a perfect candidate for the lens. Camera accessories are the motor drive MA and the dial data back A.
    The star of the show is the 1981 Canon FD 35-70mm 1:4 AF zoom lens. It gets credit for being the first non-integrated AF lens and as I stated in my Chinon CE-4s posting, due to lack of information, it is difficult to tell if this is, in fact, true. Chinon's first AF lens came out at the same time, yet is not mentioned formally until the release of the second Chinon AF lens in 82. Anyway, the lenses have basically the same technology (infrared positioning) and have a similar look.

    Oh, by the way, the reason I did not mention Pentax ME-F is because it used a different type of technology and it was the first production TTL AF.

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      This is great Henry!!
    2. Henry Henry, 8 years ago
      Thank you Sean68.The whole AF technology went insane in 81 and it is difficult to say who was first at what. There are other manufacturers that I did not mention, whom had AF lenses around the same time, because they didn't really bring anything new to the table, at that time.
    3. Henry Henry, 8 years ago
      Thank you aghcollect
    4. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      My, my ... how times have changed (for the better)!
    5. Henry Henry, 8 years ago
      Thank you for the love and what do you mean rniederman?
    6. Henry Henry, 8 years ago
      Thank you tom61375
    7. Henry Henry, 8 years ago
      Thank you geo26e

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