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Canon EF - Camera

Canon EF - Camera

Manual focus FD-mount 35mm SLR released by Canon in 1973. It was the prosumer model underneath the original F-1 and incorporated some advanced electronics. This includes a hybrid shutter where some speeds are governed mechanically and some use electronics. Uses two PX 625 1.35 mercury batteries but the camera has a bridge circuit enabling the use of modern 1.5v batteries. The original price (89,500 Yen with a 50mm f1.4 lens) is equivalent to ~1,550 Euros in 2023. Metal body available in black.

  • Shutter: Vertical metal focal plane, 1/2s - 1/1000s + B (mechanical) & 1s - 30s (electronic)
  • ISO range: 12 - 3200
  • Size: 147 x 96 x 48mm
  • Weight: 760g
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Canon FD

Canon's FD mount came as the next logical step after the FL and R SLR mounts. All three of these used breech-lock systems, although Canon later abandoned this with their New FD (FDn) lenses. All FD lenses can be used on all FD bodies, though, and FL lenses can be used on most FD bodies as well.

One big advantage of the FD system was open-aperture metering, where the photographer could focus and meter without manually stopping down the lens' aperture. Another big advantage of the FD system was its capacity for automatic exposure. Cameras like the Canon AE-1 and A-1 are capable of advanced automatic exposure with all FD lenses. Over its two-decade production run, Canon introduced 134 different lenses for the FD system. These range from 7.5mm fisheyes to 1200mm ultra-telephotos.

One of the most popular models in the FD lineup was the Canon AE-1 Program, which sold well over one million units during the 1980s. Canon FD lenses, especially the oldest S.S.C models) are regaining popularity in part due to their similarity to Canon K35 cinema lenses. The rise of mirrorless cameras has also given FD lenses new life outside of 35mm photography.

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Canon EF - Camera Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
Available T65306 $108.00 Canon EF
02 Apr 2024 E20416 € 199.00 Canon EF - Camera Image
29 Jan 2024 T61265 € 349.00 Canon EF - Camera Image
05 Dec 2023 T51216 € 189.00 Canon EF - Camera Image
25 Nov 2023 T55488 € 254.07 Canon EF - Camera Image
20 Nov 2023 T48766 € 89.10 Canon EF - Camera Image
16 Oct 2023 T54343 € 264.88 Canon EF - Camera Image
20 Dec 2022 T32495 € 199.00 Canon EF - Camera Image
17 Nov 2022 T18909 € 159.50 Canon EF - Camera Image
10 Oct 2022 T25674 € 199.00 Canon EF - Camera Image
29 Sep 2022 T24766 € 199.00 Canon EF - Camera Image
21 Aug 2022 T21786 € 199.00 Canon EF - Camera Image
10 Jun 2022 E16851 € 199.00 Canon EF - Camera Image
08 Jun 2022 E16587 € 69.00 Canon EF - Camera Image