Film Cameras

35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera

TLb

TLb

TLb

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Marketed April 1976
Original Price 51,300 yen (w/FD 50mm f/1.8SC),
32,300 yen (body)

The TLb was marketed overseas in September 1974 as the cheaper version of the Ftb. It was later sold in Japan in April 1976. The basic specifications were the same as the Canon TX except for the hot shoe which was omitted. X-sync was possible only with the PC terminal.

Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
Normal Lens Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 SC
Lens Mount FD mount
Shutter Two-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains. X, B, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500 sec. No self-timer.
Flash Sync FP- and X-sync automatic-switching sync contacts with German socket and hot shoe.
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.85x magnification and 94% coverage. Microprism rangefinder at center of fresnel matte screen. Metering match needle, stopped-down metering needle, and incorrect exposure warnings provided.
Exposure
Control
CdS cell for TTL full-aperture, match-needle centerweighted averaging metering. Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.8 lens: EV 3.7 – 17. Film speed range from ISO 25 to 2000.
Power Source One 1.35 V HD mercury cell.
Film Loading &
Advance
Slotted take-up spool. Advances with camera-top lever’s 174 stroke (partial strokes enabled). Ready position at 21.
Frame Counter Counts up from 0 to 40. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.
Film Rewind Camera-top crank
Dimensions &
Weight
144 x 93 x 43 mm, 680 g
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