Post by belgiumreporter on Mar 29, 2017 13:27:35 GMT -5
Cashing in on the succes of the A series canon made some more variants on the theme, like this 1997 aperture priority only AV-1. Together with this camera a new instant mount/demount type FD mount lens was (finally!) introduced. AV-1 chrome with FD 50mm 1:1.8
you seem to have a great range of Canon cameras' I've never been able to get 3D to quite work for me though, with the exception of the twin photographs viewed with the special viewers like the old 'Viewmaster' system, but keep them up, their great
Post by belgiumreporter on Apr 3, 2017 13:44:05 GMT -5
The 1982 AL-1 wasn't a big seller, but it was an important camera non the less. It was the last of the A-series It was the last with "classic" styling and manual film transport The "quick focus" feature was canons first attempt at an auto focus SLR( still only focus confirmation,not real AF)
Post by belgiumreporter on Apr 8, 2017 5:07:49 GMT -5
1985 T80 basically a T70 with AF. Only three lenses were available AC 50mm f/1.8, AC 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5, and AC 75-200mm f/4.5.(though all FD lenses would fit, but no AF on them) It had a very short production run (bit over a year) and was dropped when the big change came.
Post by belgiumreporter on Apr 9, 2017 13:10:34 GMT -5
Sometimes you have to take a step backwards to go forwards. The 1986 T90 didn't continue the AF theme of the T80. The T90 however had visionary new styling and incredible features, wich made it the best film slr ever for many canon fans. The "tank" was it's nickname and it was the last canon with FD mount(exept for the 1990 T60)
Post by belgiumreporter on Apr 10, 2017 13:47:59 GMT -5
My canon collection stops after the last FD mount camera T90 or T60 depending on how you see it. Still there's two EF mount cameras i keep in my canon (slr) collection, namely the EOS 650 because it's the first with the "new" EF mount. The other one is on his way to me now (just bought it on the net), i'll let you guess wich one it is and give the awnser the moment it arrives.
Post by belgiumreporter on Apr 12, 2017 4:47:12 GMT -5
The 1986 F501 wasn't nikon's first AF slr (it was the 1983 F3AF) but it could be seen as nikon's first comercially viable AF body. Basicallly a F301 with added AF ( both AF-S and AF-c)the problem being the lack af available AF nikkors. This problem was somewhat solved with the TC-16A converter wich was able to turn any nikon mount lens with an aperture of at least 1:2.8 or wider in to an auto focus lens!Still it took nikon a whole lot longer than the competition to come up with a decent AF solution. In favour of nikon it was a great thing to nikon owners that the mount on the AF slr's wasn't changed (unlike minolta and canon) and all F mount lenses could be used on AF body's.
F501 with AF nikkor 35-70mm 1:3.3-4.5 and TC-16A AF teleconverter