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35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera




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Marketed March 1966
Original Price 72,800 yen (w/FL 50mm f/1.2),
60,800 yen (w/FL 50mm f/1.4 II)

* Add 1,000 yen for the black version.
* From December 1968, the FL 58mm f/1.2 lens kit was replaced with the FL 55mm f/1.2 lens kit priced at 75,300 yen.

An improved Pellix marketed at the same time as the FT QL. Film loading was easier, the Canon Booster for low-light metering could be attached, and the stop-down lever had a locking mechanism.

The newly designed FL 50mm f/1.4 II lens was highly rated for its high resolving power, excellent contrast, and color balance. This lens served as the standard for the later line of FD lenses.

Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
Lens Canon FL 58mm f/1.2, FL 50mm f/1.4 II
Lens Mount FL mount
Shutter Two-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains. X, T, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 sec. Built-in self-timer (self-timer lever also functions as a stop-down lever).
Flash Sync FP- and X-sync automatic-switching sync contacts with German socket.
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism. (Pellicle mirror with 20/1000mm ultra-thin, vapor-deposited Mylar film.) 0.9x magnification (FL 50mm), 90% vertical coverage, 93% horizontal coverage. Microprism rangefinder at center of fresnel matte screen. Metering indicator, exposure match needle, and eyepiece shutter provided.
CdS cell for TTL stopped-down match-needle partial metering at center (12% of center). Metering range at ISO 100: EV 1 – 18. Film speed range from ISO 25 to 2000. 1.3 V MD mercury cell power source. Battery check provided. Optional Canon Meter Booster for metering in low light.
Film Loading &
Auto loading after camera back is closed. Advances with camera-top lever’s 174 stroke (partial strokes enabled). Ready position at 21.
Frame Counter Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.
Film Rewind Camera-top crank
Dimensions &
144 x 91 x 100 mm, 1,110 g (with FL 58mm f/1.2)