This 1970s Cannon is in near perfect condition and ready for a new home. Light meter tested and working condition.
This lot contains the following items:
Canon FTb 35mm Film SLR Camera Body
Canon FD 50mm 1:1.8 lens with lens cap
Vivtar vintage lens filter (pictured)
Vintage camera neck strap (pictured)
Batteries NOT included. Tripod NOT included.
Background on the cam:
Launched in March 1971, Canon FTb is a very well thought-out mechanical manual-focus and manual-exposure 35mm SLR. This version with a plastic tipped advance lever dates from 1973 and is unofficially known as FTb-N or FTbn.
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.
Specifically superb about the Canon FTb is how the shutter releases without any vibration; a far cry from today's common DSLRs with loads of shutter vibration. The camera also features a working mechanical self-timer.
The FTb has brilliantly simple metering. It reads only from a central rectangular area, with match-needle metering over a very wide range of light.