Film Cameras

35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera




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Marketed October 1989
Original Price 115,000 yen (body)

“RT” stood for “Real-Time.” The fixed pellicle mirror drastically shortened the shutter-release time lag. The camera was developed for pros.

Pressing the shutter button halfway readies the camera for instant picture-taking. It takes only 0.008 sec. for the shutter’s first curtain to open and the second curtain to close after exposing the film. The camera also features a continuous shooting speed of 5 fps, predictive AI Servo AF, autobracketing, multiple exposures, six AE modes and metered manual, and 15 Custom Functions.

Type 35mm focal-plane shutter multi-mode AF SLR camera
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
Normal Lens EF 50mm f/1.8, others
Lens Mount EF mount
AF System TTL phase detection. AF modes: One-Shot AF and predictive AI Servo AF. AF operating range at ISO 100: EV 1 – 18.
Shutter Double-blind, vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter. 30 sec. – 1/2000 sec., B. X-sync at 1/125 sec. (hot shoe). Built-in electronic self-timer (with beeper).
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.8x magnification and 94% coverage. Seven interchangeable focusing screens. (The fixed, semi-silvered mirror is coated with a 20/1000mm ultra-thin, vapor-deposited Mylar film.) New Laser Matte screen is standard.
AF mark, in-focus indicator, partial metering circle, manual, partial metering indicator (AE lock), depth-of-field AE, exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture setting, flash ready, and other indications.
Metering & Exposure Control Composite SPC for TTL full-aperture metering (6-zone evaluative, center-weighted averaging [enabled with a Custom Function], and 6.5% spot metering at center) with shutter speed-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, Intelligent program AE, and metered manual. AE lock enabled. Autobracketing range of ±5 EV (in 1/2-stop increments). Maximum 9 multiple exposures. Exposure compensation range of ±5 EV (in 1/2-stop increments). Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV -0.5 – 20. Film speed range: ISO 6 to 6400.

* With evaluative metering, AE lock is set automatically at the same time as AF lock. Fifteen Custom Functions provided.

External LCD AF mode, picture-taking mode, film advance mode, shutter speed, aperture setting, film-loaded indicator, film transport, autobracketing indicator and amount, multiple-exposure setting and countdown, battery check, and other indications. Release time lag: 100 mm/sec. (Standard mode) and 8 mm/sec. (RT mode).
Power Source One 6 V 2CR5 lithium battery
Film Loading &
Align film leader at mark, then close the camera back for auto loading. Automatic film advance with built-in motor. Max. Film advance speed: approx. 5 fps (C and One-Shot AF), 3 fps (AI Servo AF), and single advance (S).
Film Rewind Fully automatic with built-in motor. Midroll rewind enabled.
Dimensions &
148 x 108 x 68 mm, 660 g