Canon FTQL (1966)

Shutter Two-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains. X, T, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 sec. Built-in self-timer (self-timer lever also functions as a stop-down lever).
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism. Microprism rangefinder at center of fresnel matte screen. Metering indicator and exposure match needle provided. A diagonally-cut condenser lens block is semi-silvered on the diagonal surface. This beam splitter enables the incoming light to be split for the viewfinder image and metering cell.
- Magnification 0.90x
- Coverage 94%
Power -
Size 144 x 93 x 100 mm
Weight 685 gr


Timer, Mirror Lock-Up, Quick Load System
Bottom Chamber Unlock

Great all manual mechanical camera from Canon made in 1966, able to withstand the test of time, working even at the age of 50, took some of my favourite shots using it paired with the Canon FDn 50mm F1.8. The camera has more advanced features compared some other models made later on even though it was older, it had mirror lock up, which can be handy, a self timer, the great canon quick load system, really helps out in making the whole reloading process easier and even allowed for the occasional extra 1 or 2 shots if loaded properly. Wasn't able to test the light meter simply due to mine dying out.

Overall, this is a pretty nifty camera, if you can find one with a working light meter, no shutter capping/bounce, and no light leaks for under $30 USD, it would be a great purchase.