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Canon FT QL + 50mm f1.8 lens

£175.00

  • 35mm film camera.
  • Mechanical shutter.
  • Manual wind-on, rewind, and focus.

The Canon FT QL is a 35mm single-lens reflex camera introduced by Canon Inc. 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 used, although the bayonet fitting is similar. The standard kit lenses were Canon’s 50mm f/1.8 ; 50mm f/1.4 and 58mm f/1.2, the body-only option was offered later.

The cloth focal plane shutter has speeds 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 or for use with special FL lenses like the original 19mm f3.5 wide angle which projects deeply into the body and would foul the mirror.

The QL designation was a reference to Canon’s ingenious and successful “quick load” system. A stainless steel sprung hinged device inside the rear door makes film loading simpler than competing cameras of the era.

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