CANON FT QL 35MM SLR f1.8 CAMERA FROM 1966
On offer today is a Canon FT QL wtih 50mm f1.8 FL lens. top of it's range at the time of introduction and it is in Exc + 92% condition. Condition is superb with just a few minor marks on the baseplate, strange, as you can see the black leather ERC still has it's vase protector sleeve with it. The camera is complete with ERC and metal lens cap. A true peach of a camera, very capable today as well as highly collectable.
The Canon FT QL is a 35mm single-lens reflex camera introduced by Canon of Japan in March 1966. It has a Canon FL lens mount compatible with the large range of FL series lenses. The FT can also operate the later Canon FD series lenses in stop-down mode, but the earlier R series has a different lens aperture mechanism and cannot be usedter.
FT QL was introduced in March 1966, it has a normal quicMULLARD MAGICCANON\k-return reflex mirror and offering stop-down TTL metering. The TTL metering is semi-spot in nature and works through a prism incorporated in the viewfinder condenser/screen assembly. The later Canon F-1 has a similar prism for metering in its removable screen. The Canon FT viewfinder screen is not user changeable and the pentaprism finder is fixed. It has a cloth focal plane shutter speeded from 1 sec to 1/1000 and B. The electronic flash sync. speed is 1/60. A delayed action timer gives 8 - 10 seconds delay, using the same front of body lever that actuates the stop-down metering. The mirror can be locked up for vibration reduction. The QL designation was a reference to Canon's ingenious and successful "quick load" system. A stainless steel sprung hinged device on the inside of the body rear door makes film loading easier than was normal at the time. FT QL production ended in 1972.
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