I got a Canon AE-1 from a different seller a couple of months ago and it broke within the first two uses. I was so disappointed but really loved the camera so I knew I wanted another one. A friend bought a Canon from Cute Cameras and had nothing but good things to say about it, so I went for it! I've used it about 5 times already and it's absolutely perfect! I got one roll of film developed and dang they were good. If you are hesitant about getting one, I am shouting from the rooftops to do it!!
The camera I received was in great condition and looked basically brand new. I tested out the first roll of film on it, which came back with light leaks on many images. I reached out to Cute Camera Co and they initiated a free and easy return/ replacement. Their customer service reached back out to ask if I would be okay with a repair on the original camera I ordered (since it was in great condition otherwise), they fixed the back door and resealed the edges. No more light leaks! The turnaround time was so fast, I probably got my camera back less than two weeks after the original return. Such great customer service, quick responses and great communication! So happy with my dream camera! :)
5 stars review from Ava
I bought the average quality Canon AE-1. It came with what I would consider to be great quality. Very few imperfections.
I ran through two test rolls of film. First black and white second Kodak 400. They were both lovely. The camera seems to be in perfect shape.
Would highly recommend going this way to get one of these older film cameras!