The AL is a great camera. It's heavy, so is steady in your hands. It's cool. And it's easy to use.
The light meter is fuelled by the selenium cell to the left, which means you don't need a battery. On this particular camera the cell works, but is not very sensitive anymore. The viewfinder glass has a crack, but that does not impede on focusing or sight.
This camera works as it should, concerning shutter times and aperture settings. Everything works!
You get: A clean camera with new light seals; a shoulder strap; a 100 ASA b&w Fomapan film.
The light seals of cameras are meticulously replaced and new batteries are added for instant usage.
A note on the condition of the product: I clean lenses and viewfinders as much as possible, but they are not disassembled to be cleaned. There is almost always dust inside viewfinders, but it is very rarely a problem. Light meters are always tested, but not for perfect accuracy. There is always a comment on the condition of the light meter if there is a problem. If you use a battery of a higher voltage than intended light meters will show different results. I replace all light seals on the cameras I sell. ALL old light seals are a potential source of dust and smear inside the camera when older than 30 years. On some models light might seep onto the film if the seals are old and shrunken. The camera you buy is ready to use the instant you load it with a roll of film.
The product you buy is vintage, which means it may have been used and also the materials have aged consequently. Consider these facts when ordering a vintage product.
Shipping cost is often miscalculated by Etsy when orders of two or more products are placed. Contact me for proper shipping cost estimates. Shipping time overseas from Europe is in most cases 10-15 work days.
A note on batteries: Most vintage cameras are sold without batteries. Often batteries are a hassle to get hold of. getOurBooks supplies you purchase with the correct battery.
getOurBooks sells Vintage Books, Vintage Camera Equipment and Art Prints by Tobbetecknare. See my blog for news on the art and cameras at tobbetecknare.blogspot.se and check out my Instagram: #flashknappen
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Will send parcels as mail in the post, via Postnord, within 1-7 days. Trackable shipping is optional within the Etsy ordering system.
If item weight is more than 2 kgs international parcel services are utilised.
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