Information Library on Canon T60
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The Canon T60, a single lens reflex (SLR) camera designed for first-time user, places an emphasis on providing basic SLR functions in a lightweight, compact body. The viewer provides all necessary camera setting and exposure information.

The T60 features "Aperture-priority AE" mode providing uncomplicated automatic exposure operation for beginning users, and "Manual" mode allowing full control of the camera to give the more experienced user free reign in exploring creative ideas.

Lastly, the T60 employs an FD mount which accepts lenses from Canon's large FD lens lineup used by professionals worldwide. However, as this lens family has been discontinued by Canon back in 1988 in favor of an entirely new electronic EF-mount for a new EOS series camera which is NOT compatible with the older FD mount, care and attention should be noted for such changes and I don't intend to mislead any surfers where this matter relates.

The T-60 was originally introduced by Canon to fittingly serving third world market where there is still a huge followers for FD mount camera and lenses. (However, rumor was strong that the model was not made by Canon, instead by Cosina which also widely circulating to have been the "contracted" manufacturer for Nikon FE10 and Nikon FM-10, along with entry model Olympus OM2000.

Personally, I don't regard the T60 as the classic of Canon because many used models within the A and T series were better made SLRs and has a great compatibility with all other Canon system accessories such as motor drives, winder, focusing screens, macro/closeup etc. mapback.jpg

But since the intention of this site is meant to serve and inspired rather than stepping into influencing buying decision, I would rather use these content to help a potentially great photographer in the making somewhere out there who couldn't afford an over-priced consumer electronic... . Enjoy.

T60 Features
1. Aperture-priority AE and Manual exposure modes
2. FD mount accepts FD lenses
3. Lightweight, compact body for ease of handling

Please read these instructions carefully for a through understanding before attempt to use the camera.

taking pictures.

<<<<<<<---- In most cases, The T60 would bundle a zoom lens as a entry package. The FD Zoom 35-70mm f3.5/f4.5 is very popular zoom among entry camera. Check and familiarize all the features, functions and control in such a typical zoom lens type at left.

Supplements: Canon FD & FDn lenses

Precautions, Care and Maintenance:


This camera is not resistant to water, and cannot be used underwater or outdoors if raining or snowing. If accidentally dropped in water, contact an authorized Canon service facility as quickly as possible. Remove water droplets from the camera with a clean dry cloth. If exposed to salt spray, clean it thoroughly afterward with a clean, damp, well-rung cloth.


Store the camera in a cool, dry, dust-free place. Be sure to keep the camera out of direct sunlight, and away from "hot spots" such as the trunk or rear window shelf of a car. Avoid places where moth balls are used, and in excessive humidity, use a desiccant.


Do not attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. Always take it to an authorized Canon service facility for repair.


Used a blower brush to remove dust and sand from the lens and inside the camera. Do not apply any fluids to the lens or body. Take it to a Canon service facility for more cleaning if necessary.


Film passing through x-ray examinations at airports may be exposed and ruined even when loaded in the camera. Request a hand-checked inspection to avoid damage.


Color reproduction may be adversely affected if film is left in the camera for a long time. Always develop exposed film promptly.

Table of Contents

Loading the Batteries
2. Lens
Checking the Batteries
Viewfinder Information
Holding the Camera
Focusing and Shutter Button Action
7. Setting the
Film Speed
Loading the Film

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Taking Pictures
Automatic Exposure Operation
Removing the Film

3. Manual Exposure Operation
Self-timer Function
Bulb (Long Exposure) Shooting
6. Focusing and
Shutter Button Action
7. Using
Infrared Film
Flash Photography

1. Understanding
Depth of Field
2. Film Plane Indicator
Dioptric Adjustment Lenses
Attaching the
Technical Specifications

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Canon FD Resources
A Series: AE-1 | AT-1 | A-1 | AV-1 | AE-1 Program | AL-1
T- Series:
T50 | T60 | T70 | T80 | T90
F-1 | New F-1
Canon FL Resources Pellix | FTQL

FL | Canon FDn lenses. | Early versions of FD lenses

Highly suggestive useful external links/resources created by Mr.Christian Rollinger:

Essentials: - Canon T60 Instruction Manual | Determine Years of Made of your Canon
Canon Flash models:- Canon 300TL flash(1.5MB); Macrolite ML-1(HTML); Macrolite ML-2; Macrolite ML-3; Speedlite 133a; Speedlite 155a(HTML); Speedlite 177a; Speedlite 188a(HTML); Speedlite 199a; Speedlite 244t; Speedlite 277t (HTML); Speedlite 533; Speedlite 577

Others:- Canon Auto Bellow Unit Manual; Canon Macro Photography Guide, Canon Slide Duplicator Manual, Canon Angle Finder User's Manual


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