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Canon A1 tune up price?


My son is wondering about how to shoot pics on film.  I am the original owner of a Canon A1 that I loved back in the day. I haven’t used it for 20 odd years and I think the shutter is sticky. What price would I expect for a general tune up and cleaning for just the body? Where’s a good place to send it out to?

Thank you 







Would be hard to guess about something like this.  Primarily because you might have difficulty finding someone who is capable or willing to work on a camera this old. 

Try garrys cameras in illinois.  Shows a flat fee of $78.  Note: I have no experience with this company


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The A1 has a red light next to the shutter.  If it doesn't blink several times per second, the battery is low.  If it is blinking several times per second, then you have a different problem with the shutter.

Curious - what is everything set at on the camera?  Are you in bulb mode?


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The battery is so low, I get no blinking lights. Measured by VOM outside the camera the voltage is about 0.2 v, instead of the 6v it should be. The camera is set to 1/500, F8, ASA 400, not B but good guess. My by-ear timing was a while ago, but without a good battery all bets are off. Thanks for the suggestions.

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