What is the difference between Canon FT and FTb?

What is the difference between Canon FT and FTb?

The Canon FTb is a 35 mm single-lens reflex camera manufactured by Canon of Japan from March 1971 replacing the Canon FT QL. The FTb has rubberized silk shutter curtains rather than the more durable but more expensive titanium curtains found on the F-1. It offers a 10-second self-timer, as well as mirror lock-up.

Is Canon FTb QL good?

The Canon FTb is a very well thought-out mechanical manual-focus and manual-exposure 35mm SLR. While originally sold as a consumer SLR, it is more solid and far smoother than most DSLRs of any price today. The Canon FTb has every feature we need for actual picture taking, and nothing we don’t to get in the way.

What film does Canon FTb QL take?

The Canon FT QL is a 35mm single-lens reflex camera introduced by Canon Inc. in March 1966. It has a Canon FL lens mount compatible with the large range of FL series lenses.

Does the Canon FTb QL have a light meter?

Not only are these beasts bigger and heavier than those that came later, they also lack some of the niceties we’ve come to take for granted. This camera has one nod to convenience: a coupled light meter, center-weighted, that meters through the lens. That was a big deal in 1966, when the FT QL was introduced.

What lens does Canon FTb use?

Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
Normal Lens Canon 55mm f/1.2, FD 50mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.8
Lens Mount FD mount

How do I check the battery on my Canon FTb?

Set the film speed scale to ASA / ISO 100 and the shutter speed dial at “1000”. For setting the film speed, lift up the outer ring of the shutter speed dial and turn. If the meter needle inside the viewfinder swings to the meter index, the battery has sufficient power.

Does Canon FTb work without battery?

Hi, the camera is fully mechanical and works without battery. If you’re a newbie, I suggest you to get a battery to use the light metering. It will indicate inside the viewfinder if the exposure is correct or not.

What lenses does the Canon FTb use?

How old is the Canon FTB?

March 1971
The Canon FTb was introduced by Canon in March 1971. It is a mid-range mechanical 35mm SLR designed to use the FD-fitting lenses from the Canon F-1 range.

How old is the Canon FTb?

Is the Canon F-1 the same as the FTB QL?

In 1971, a shooter looking for the best Canon camera had two choices: the top level F-1, and its little brother, the FTb QL. I own both, and the two cameras produce images that are indistinguishable from one another. Apart from integrated light meters, both are free of electronics, and can easily be shot without any electronic aids.

When did the Canon FT QL camera come out?

The Canon FT QL is a single-lens reflex camera (SLR) that was released in 1966 and sold through 1972. In 1971 the Canon FTb QL and Canon F-1 were released as replacements for the FT QL. This is Canon’s first camera body with TTL (Through the lens) metering. With this new feature, you can be confident that you will get the correct exposure.

Which is better Canon Pellix or Canon FT QL?

The Canon FT QL was released a year after the Canon Pellix. There are a couple of differences that make the FT QL a better option than the Pellix. The FT QL uses a normal quick-return reflex mirror and the ability to do stop-down TTL metering.

When did the Canon FTb camera come out?

Introduced in 1971 along with the F-1 and Canonet QL 28, the FTb was positioned as the camera for advanced amateurs, while the F-1 was for working photojournalists, filling the role as Canon’s answer to the Nikkormat. Back when cameras were built like tanks, if you ran out of film, you could inflict serious damage with a FTb as a handheld weapon.