This camera had unusual features such as shutter speed-priority AE, maximum-aperture TTL metering and AE, a bright aerial image viewfinder, and focal-plane shutter. The front lens element was also interchangeable.
The camera had a built-in rear lens consisting of 3 elements in 2 groups. Besides the normal EX 50mm f/1.8 lens, two other interchangeable front lens elements were available: EX 35mm f/3.5 and EX 95mm f/3.5.
Centerweighted averaging metering was incorporated for easy operation. For lenses with different maximum apertures, the f-number could be adjusted manually to compensate.
|Type:||35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera|
|Picture Size:||24 x 36 mm|
|Normal Lens:||Canon EX 50mm f/1.8 (3 elements in 2 groups in body’s rear lens)|
|Lens Mount:||EX mount|
|Shutter:||Two-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains. X, B, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500 sec. Built-in self-timer.|
|Dimensions & Weight:||143 x 92 x 84 mm, 900 g (with EX 50mm f/1.8)|
|Production Period:||1969 -|
|Original Price:||33,000 yen (w/EX 50mm f/1.8) * Interchangeable front lenses with hood and case: EX 35mm f/3.5 (3 elements in 3 groups, 8,000 yen), EX 95mm f/3.5 (6 elements in 4 groups, 11,000 yen), EX 125mm f/3.5 (7 elements in 5 groups, 18,900 yen)|
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