35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera
- Europe, Asia, Oceania
|Original Price||89,500 yen (w/FD 55mm f/1.4SSC)|
This camera’s main feature was the first and last of its kind. It was the Copal Square, a vertical-travel, metal-curtain, focal-plane shutter.
The camera’s specifications and ease of use were ideal for aged users. Just press the shutter button for shutter speed-priority TTL automatic exposure. A silicon photocell was used for full-aperture center-weighted averaging metering. Fast shutter speeds from 1/2 sec. to 1/1000 sec. and bulb were mechanically-controlled while slow speeds from 1 sec. to 30 sec. were electronically-controlled.
|Type||35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera|
|Picture Size||24 x 36 mm|
|Normal Lens||Canon 55mm f/1.2 SSC, FD 50mm f/1.4 SSC|
|Lens Mount||FD mount|
|Shutter||Vertical-travel focal-plane shutter with metal curtains. X (at 1/125 sec.), B, 30, 15, 8, 4, 2, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 sec. Hybrid shutter (using Copal Square) with mechanical shutter speeds from 1/2 to 1/1000 sec. and B, and electronic shutter speeds from 30 to 1 sec. Built-in self-timer (self-timer lever also functions as a stop-down lever). Multiple exposures enabled.|
|Flash Sync||X-sync automatic-switching sync contacts with German socket and hot shoe.|
|Viewfinder||Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.82x magnification, 92% vertical coverage, 93% horizontal coverage. Microprism rangefinder at center of fresnel matte screen. Metering needle, stopped-down metering index, shutter speed scale, aperture scale, overexposure and underexposure warnings provided. Mirror lockup and eyepiece shutter provided.|
|SPC (silicon photocell) for TTL full-aperture metering with shutter speed-priority AE or TTL stopped-down match needle manual metering (center-weighted averaging). Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV 2 – 18. Film speed range from ISO 12 to 3200.|
|Power Source||Two 1.3 V HD mercury cells|
|Film Rewind||Camera-top crank.|
|Film Loading &
|Slotted take-up spool. Advances with camera-top lever’s 120 stroke (single stroke only). Ready position at 13.|
|Frame Counter||Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.|
|Film Rewind||Camera-top crank.
* A red LED on the camera top blinked during battery checks, self-timer operation, and 1 sec. and slower shutter speeds.
|147 x 96 x 48 mm, 760 g|