Information Library on Canon T60
Instruction Manual - Part I

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1. Loading the Batteries

This camera uses two LR44 alkaline batteries or two SR44 silver batteries.

1. Remove the battery holder by turning it counterclockwise with a coin of similar object.

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2. As shown on the diagram on the outside of the battery holder, insert two batteries into the holder with the + side of each battery facing up.

3. Replace the battery holder and turn it clockwise using a coin or similar object to secure it in place.

Caution: When changing the batteries, be sure to replace both batteries with new ones of the same brand. Remove the batteries if the camera is not to be use for an extended period of time.

2. Lens Attachment

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1. Remove the rear lens cap and body cap by turning counterclockwise.

2. Align the red dots on the lens and the camera, and then turn the lens clockwise until it stops and locks in place

3. Remove the lens cap and focus.

Warning: The T60 CANNOT accept any of the current autofocus EF lenses. The correct lens type was the older FD/FDn mount lenses which you may NOT able to find them in regular camera shop other than at the used item section. There is a fairly well compiled listing in the MIR site for all those FD lenses and you | may use it as a buying reference. |. If you have no idea of where to get hold of these lenses, you can make use of 1. FreeTradeZone (FTZ) here in MIR or 2. use Ebay auction.

3. Checking the Batteries

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1. Set the selector dial to "A". 2. Turn the film advance lever until it stops.
3. While looking through the viewfinder, press the shutter button halfway.

Note: When the camera is not being used, be sure to set the selector dial to "L" (Lock) to prevent unnecessary battery drain.

4. Viewfinder Information

The LEDs in the viewfinder light up or blink when necessary to inform you of various exposure information. The information provided in the viewfinder is shown in the illustration at the left.



These LEDs light or blink to indicate camera settings and conditions


This LED lights when the selector dial is set to A (Automatic exposure)

M :

This LED lights when the selector dial is set to a manual exposure position ( any position other than "A" or "L").


This LED lights to warn of over-exposure.

1000-1 :

The LED corresponding to the set shutter speed lights. All shutter speeds are actually the reciprocal of the numerals displayed. For example, "125" indicates a shutter speed of 1/125 sec.


This is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with a flash. Flash is synchronized at all shutter speeds 1/60 sec or slower.

LT :

This LED lights when a Long Time shutter speed of 2-8 seconds is set.

B :

This LED lights when the camera is set to Bulb mode. When the selector dial is set to "B" (Bulb), the shutter will remain open for as long as the shutter button is help pressed.

5. Holding the Camera

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If the camera moves while a picture is being taken, the resulting picture may be unclear. Sharp pictures require that the camera b be held very still when the shutter button is pressed. Try the following camera-holding technique to avoid disappointments.


Grasp the camera grip securely with the right hand.


Use your left hand to support both the camera body and the lens, and keep your left elbow close to your body.


Lightly hold the camera against your nose and look into the viewfinder.


With your feet spread slightly apart, place on effort in front of the other to stabilize your stance.


There is no absolute camera holding technique which is right for every individuals. Practice holding the camera in different ways to determine which is the best technique for you. Practicing in front of a mirrors helpful.

6. Focusing and Shutter Button Action

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By rotating the lens' focusing ring, you can focus on objects located in any part of the viewfinder image area.

Set the selector dial to "A".
2. While looking through the viewfinder, rotate the lens' focusing ring until the viewfinder image appears sharp.

3. Check the focus. Three focusing aids are provided inside the viewfinder: a split-image rangefinder, which is the horizontal line located in the center of the viewfinder, a microprism ring, which surrounds the split-image rangefinder, and a surrounding matte screen.

    1. With the split-image rangefinder, you can tell the subject is in focus when the upper and lower images align (merge) to form a complete image.
    2. The microprism ring, which shows a broken, unclear image when the subject is out of focus, shows a clear image when in focus.
    3. The surrounding matte screen shows a misty image when the subject is out of focus but becomes clear when in focus.

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4. Press the shutter button. The shutter button has a 2-step pressing action. When lightly pressed halfway (to the first step), the red LEDs in the viewfinder light up to indicate the current camera status. When pressed completely (to the second step), the shutter is released and a picture is taken In order to prevent camera shake, start with the ball of your index finger resting on the shutter button and the gently press the shutter button.

7. Setting the Film Speed

Before loading film. set the film seed on the film speed dial. The proper film speed is indicated on the film box and on the outside of the film cartridge.



Turn the film speed dial until the proper film speed setting is aligned with the film speed setting mark. The film speed dial has click stops for each setting on the scale. when setting the film speed, be sure the dial is set to the appropriate click stop position, not between click stops.


Available film speed settings are shown below. The points between the numbers represent the film speeds shown in parentheses ( ).
ISO 25 .(32) .(40) 50 .(64) .(80) 100 .(125) .(160) 200 .(250) .(320) 400 .(500) .(640) .(800) 1000 .(1200) 1600

8. Loading the Film
Avoid direct sunlight when loading or unloading film, and take care not to touch the shutter curtain, the film guide rails, or the pressure plate.

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1. Pull up the rewind crank knob to open the back cover.
2. Insert the film cartridge into the film chamber as shown in the illustration.

3. Lower the rewind crank knob to its original position to secure the film cartridge in place.

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