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Canon FD Camera Comparison
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August 2012, April 2009     More Canon FD Reviews

 

This is a fast summary I threw together out of curiosity. It will grow as I research all this.

 

 
AE-1
New F-1 + AE Finder
New F-1 + AE Finder +
AE Winder FN
T90
Dates
1971-
1976-
1978-
1981-
1981-
1981-
1984-
1985~1986
Modes
M
S
S, M
P, S, A, M
P, S, M
S, M
S, A, M
P*, S, M
P*, S*, A*, M
Metering
12% central rectangle
Avg
Avg
Avg
Avg
Avg or CW or Spot (depends on screen)
Avg or CW or Spot (depends on screen)
Avg, CW
Avg, CW, Spot
AE Lock
always
no
Yes
Yes
no
no
in CW
in CW and Spot
Time exposures
Yes
               
Finder Displays
Match-Needle
Needle for aperture
7-segment LEDs for aperture and shutter speed
An LED for each aperture
Needles for aperture and for shutter speed
Needles for aperture and for shutter speed
7-segment LEDs for aperture and shutter speed, backlit LCD for zone-system bar graph
DOF Preview
YES!
kludge
kludge
Sync
1/60
1/60
1/60
1/90
1/90

1/90

1/250
TTL Flash
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
Yes
Power
A544
A544
A544
A544
A544
A544 + 4-AA
2-AA
4-AA
Weight
w/bttys
26.9 oz.
762 g
21.2 oz.
600 g
19.4 oz.
550 g
29.5 oz.
835 g
45.1 oz.
1,280 g
19.8 oz.
560 g
31.5 oz.
890 g

Metering: Avg is what Canon called center-weighted; it reads most of the screen while emphasizing the center. CW is what Canon calls partial area; it reads only the central 12mm spot similar to many Nikons.

* next to P means variable program. T70 has three programs, T90 has seven.

* Next to S or A means optional safety shift.

 

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