Canon FTb QL + Soligor C/D WIDE-AUTO MC 28mm 1:2.8
We are selling this tested and cleaned SLR set consisting of Canon FTb body and Soligor wide-angle lens. Both items are working as they should and come with 2 weeks warranty. Battery sold separately. Canon FTb was fitted with brand new light seals.
The Canon FTb is a 35mm SLR cameramanufactured by Canon of Japan from March 1971 replacing the Canon FT QL. It features a FD mount, and is also compatible with Canon's earlier FL moubt lenses in stop-down metering mode. Launched alongside the top-of-the-line F-1, the FTb was the mass-market camera in the range. Its QL designation referred to the Quick Load feature introduced by the FT-QL (more fully-described in the article about that camera) which allowed changing film in the middle of the roll to change types of film, as well as making film loading easier.
The FTb has an all-mechanical horizontally traveling focal plane shutter with timed speeds from 1/1000 to 1 second and bulb.
The meter is of the 12% (1/9) partial type with the metering area indicated by a slightly darkened box in the center of the finder area. It is fully coupled to shutter speed dial and aperture ring on FD lenses in the match needle style. The meter was designed to be powered by a single 1.35 volt 625-type mercury cell, specifically the Mallory PX-625 and the Eveready EPX-625. While these batteries are obsolete, modern replacements include the Wein zinc-air cell PX625, available at large online retailers. Alternative options for replacement are to use a 1.5 volt silver battery either through a voltage dropping adapter or recalibrating the meter. Using modern zinc air batteries provide the original voltage, but have a relatively short life.
The lens is in overall good condition. Clean optics and flawless exterior.
Canon FD mount.
- Soligor 28mm f2.8 C/D Wide-Auto MC
- Minimum focusing distance: 0.3m
- Aperture blades: 6
- Size: 62 x 47mm
- Weight: 203g