Film Cameras

35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera

T90

T90

T90

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Marketed February 1986
Original Price 180,000 yen (w/FD 50mm f/1.4),
148,000 yen (body)

Developed as the top-of-the-line T-series camera, the T90 is a multi-mode SLR with built-in motor drive. The form of the pentaprism hump is a distinct characteristic. Instead of being sharp-edged like on previous cameras, it is rounded with smooth curves. The camera was designed to lessen the picture-taking burden on the user via automation. It aimed for seamless operation to respond to the user’s will. A lot of top-notch technology and thought went into the camera.

The camera has three metering systems to suit diverse shooting conditions. Eight auto-exposure modes and two manual exposure modes also make the camera highly versatile. Drive operations are divided among three small coreless motors to consume less power. With four size-AA batteries, the built-in motor drive can shoot at a maximum of 4.5 fps. It was truly a top-of-the-line camera. In Japan, the camera’s nickname was “Tank.”

Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera with built-in motor drive and multi-mode AE
Normal Lens FD 50mm f/1.4, others
Lens Mount FD mount
Shutter Vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter. With multi-program AE and preset aperture AE: B, 30, 20, 15, 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1.5, 1, 0.7, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/15, 1/20, 1/30, 1/45, 1/60, 1/90, 1/125, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/750, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000, 1/3000, 1/4000 sec. X-sync at 1/250 sec. Second-curtain synchronization enabled. Built-in electronic self-timer (with blinking LCD). Shutter speeds settable in whole-or half-stop increments.
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.77x magnification and 94% coverage. Laser Matte with microprism/new split combination rangefinder. Eight interchangeable focusing screens including standard Type E.
Viewfinder
Information
AE lock display, shutter speed, aperture, manual, flash ready, exposure compensation, correct exposure, remaining-frame count, exposure scale, multi-spot metering, FE lock, partial metering circle and spot metering circle at center, H/S control, and other indications.
Metering &
Exposure Control
Composite SPC for TTL full-aperture metering (center-weighted averaging, partial metering at center, spot metering at center) with shutter speed-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, variable shift program AE (7 modes), manual, TTL preset aperture AE, and aperture-set. AE lock provided. Exposure compensation range of ±2 EV (in 1/3-stop increments). Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV 1 – 20. Film speed range from ISO 6 to 6400.
External LCD Picture-taking modes, film-loaded indicator, film transport, exposure compensation, bulb time, multiple exposure setting and count, self-timer countdown, and other indications.
Power Source Four 1.5 V size-AA batteries (Ni-Cd batteries also compatible). Lithium BR-1225 or CR-1220 for memory backup power.
Film Loading &
Advance
After aligning film leader at mark, close camera back for auto loading. Continuous shooting at 4.5 fps (H), 2 fps (L), or 1 fps (S).
Film Rewind Auto rewind with built-in motor. Midroll rewind enabled.
Dimensions &
Weight
153 x 121 x 69 mm, 800 g
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