Canon EF Body?

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  1. alexlang

    alexlang TPF Noob!

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    Well a couple of days ago i was digging through a closet of "old stuff" in one of the back rooms of my house. After looking through tons of old pictures, cassette tapes, and other stuff, i stumbled across my moms old Canon SLR. When i asked her about it she told me it was a "Canon EF" from the time when she was in college (about 20-25 years ago). It had a 50mm f/1.8-16 lens attached along with a "Sunpak Auto 411" external flash. My mom also says she has a zoom lens and a telephoto lens at my grandparents house.

    Does anyone know anything about this camera? Hig end or low end, etc.

    The same model can be seen here:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...7200784&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW#ebayphotohosting

    Here is the same model flash: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=15221&item=3837012794&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW


    thanks
     
  2. malachite

    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    Neither..... call it the "old end" which still produces images with FD lenses that are as crisp and clear as lenses made today. Just doesn't have all the bells and whistles of today stuff.

    Not worth a bunch of money but can produce on par and then some.
     
  3. Bob_McBob

    Bob_McBob TPF Noob!

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    Here's what Canon has to say about it: http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/1970-1975/data/1973_ef.html

    It has a hybrid mechnically/electronically-timed shutter, so most of the shutter speeds actually work without batteries. It also uses shutter priority autoexposure with center weighted metering. It's a pretty neat camera overall, and I've kind of wanted one for a while now (but can't justify paying for it) :).

    If you'd like to know how to operate it, the manual can be found here: http://canonfd.com/efind.htm
     
  4. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    It's not canon EF though, right?
     
  5. alexlang

    alexlang TPF Noob!

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    Nope, the lens mount is an FD. Does anyone here know what type of battery it takes by any chance?
     

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