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EX EE
35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera
 
Serial is : #260304   Serial is : #194712
Outline   Specifications
   
Marketed
Discontinued
  October 1969
1973
  Type 35mm focal-plane shutter AF SLR camera with built-in winder and multi-mode AE
Original Price   33,000 yen (w/EX 50mm f/1.8)
* Interchangeable front lenses with hood and case: EX 35mm f/3.5 (3 elements in 3 groups, 8,000 yen),
EX 95mm f/3.5 (6 elements in 4 groups, 11,000 yen),
EX 125mm f/3.5 (7 elements in 5 groups, 18,900 yen)
  Picture Size 24x36 mm
Normal Lens Canon EX 50mm f/1.8 (3 elements in 2 groups in body's rear lens)

 

  Lens Mount Dedicated screw mount (EX mount for interchangeable front lens element)

This camera had unusual features such as shutter speed-priority AE, maximum-aperture TTL metering and AE, a bright aerial image viewfinder, and focal-plane shutter. The front lens element was also interchangeable.

The camera had a built-in rear lens consisting of 3 elements in 2 groups. Besides the normal EX 50mm f/1.8 lens, three other interchangeable front lens elements were available: EX 35mm f/3.5, EX 95mm f/3.5 and EX 125mm f/3.5.

Centerweighted averaging metering was incorporated for easy operation. For lenses with different maximum apertures, the f-number could be adjusted manually to compensate.

* No idea of why they decided to build and sold this screew mount and the following camera.

Shutter Two-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains. X, B, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500 sec. Built-in self-timer.
Viewfinder

Fixed eye-level pentaprism. Microprism rangefinder at center of fresnel matte screen. Condenser lens for an aerial-image finder. 0.9x magnification (EX 50mm), 92% vertical coverage, 94% horizontal coverage. Exposure meter needle, aperture scale, and low-light warning symbol provided.

Metering &
Exposure Control
CdS cell for TTL stopped-down shutter speed-priority AE and centerweighted averaging metering at center. Manual correction of maximum aperture setting. Metering range at ISO 100 with EX 50mm f/1.8 lens: EV 4.75 - 17. Film speed range from ISO 25 to 800.
I have the S / N : #260304 Film Loading
&  Advance
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
Power Source One 1.3 V HD mercury cell
Dimensions
&  Weight
143 x 92 x 84 mm, 900 g (with EX 50mm f/1.8)

EX AUTO
35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera


Serial is : #265624
Outline   Specifications
   
Marketed
Discontinued
  February 1972   Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera with built-in winder and program AE
Original Price   39,000 yen (w/EX 50mm f/1.8)   Picture Size 24x36 mm
Normal Lens Canon EX 50mm f/1.8 (3 elements in 2 groups in body's rear lens)

 

  Lens Mount Dedicated screw mount (EX mount for interchangeable front lens element)

An improved version of the EX EE, the EX AUTO was very popular with beginners who previously had difficulty understanding SLR cameras. The EX AUTO had maximum-aperture TTL metering and shutter speed-priority AE.The lens' maximum aperture f-number was corrected automatically when the lens was attached to the camera. Another improvement was the addition of the EX 125mm f/3.5 interchangeable telephoto lens.

The lens focusing ring was also coupled to autoflash metering. With the dedicated Speedlite D mounted on the hot shoe and the EX 50mm f/1.8 lens attached to the camera, the CAT System automatically obtained the correct flash exposure for the subject distance. Taking pictures at night became as easy as taking pictures during the day.

Shutter Two-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains. X, B, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500 sec. Built-in self-timer.
Flash Sync FP- and X-sync automatic-switching sync contacts with German socket and hot shoe.
Viewfinder

Fixed eye-level pentaprism. Microprism rangefinder at center of fresnel matte screen. Condenser lens for an aerial-image finder. 0.9x magnification (EX 50mm), 92% vertical coverage, 94% horizontal coverage. Exposure meter needle, aperture scale, and low-light warning symbol provided.

Metering &
Exposure Control
CdS cell for TTL full-aperture shutter speed-priority AE and centerweighted averaging metering at center. Automatic correction of maximum aperture setting. Metering range at ISO 100 with EX 50mm f/1.8 lens: EV 4.7 - 17. Film speed range from ISO 25 to 800.
Film Loading
&  Advance
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
Power Source One 1.3 V HD mercury cell
Dimensions
&  Weight
1143 x 92 x 84 mm, 900 g (With EX 50mm f/1.8)
EF-M
35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera


Serial is : #5309113
Outline   Specifications
   
Marketed
Discontinued
  September 1991   Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera with built-in winder and multi-mode AE
Original Price   For export only (no Japanese market price)   Picture Size 24x36 mm
Normal Lens EF 50mm f/1.8

 

  Lens Mount EF mount

This camera features TTL shutter speed-priority AE, TTL aperture-priority AE, Intelligent program AE, and TTL metered manual. Although it was compatible with EF lenses, it was a manual-focus camera sold only outside Japan.

The fixed, pentaprism viewfinder has a magnification of 0.75x (50mm at infinity) and 90% coverage. The matte focusing screen has a combination rangefinder. The 7-segment LCD within the image area displays numerals and text for the shutter speed, aperture setting, incorrect exposures, exposure level, film speed, AE lock, and flash ready.

Three-zone evaluative metering. partial metering at center, and centerweighted averaging metering are also provided.

* No idea of why they build and sold this camera which is the only non-autofocus body that had an EF mount. Note that it has been marketed approximatively at the same time that the T-80 FD body (marketed in April 1990), which is the only FD mount body to be an autofocus...

Shutter Vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter. 2 sec. - 1/1000 sec., B. X-sync at 1/90 sec. (hot shoe). Built-in electronic self-timer (with beeper).
Viewfinder

Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.75x magnification and 90% coverage. Microprism/split-image combination rangefinder with New Laser Matte screen.

Viewfinder
Information
Seven-segment LED displays numeric values and text. Shutter speed, aperture setting, incorrect exposure warning, exposure level, film speed, AE lock, flash ready, and other indications.
Metering &
Exposure Control
Composite SPC for TTL full-aperture metering (3-zone evaluative, 9.5% partial at center, centerweighted averaging) with shutter speed-prority AE, aperture-priority AE, Intelligent program AE, and metered manual. Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV 2 - 20. Film speed range: ISO 6 to 6400 (settable manually in 1/3-stop increments).
Film Loading
&  Advance
Align film leader at mark, then close the camera back for prewind loading. First, the entire roll is wound on the take-up spool. Then each time a picture is taken, the film advances back into the cartridge. Film transport with the built-in motor. Film advance speed: 1 fps.
Film Rewind After the last frame is exposed, the film is rewound automatically.
Power Source One 6 V 2CR5 lithium battery
Dimensions
&  Weight
148 x 97 x 68 mm, 390 g

Last update : Feb-26-2014 16:02:14 CET

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