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Instruction Manual - Part III

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6. Using Infrared Film

When using black-and-white infrared film - film which is sensitive to infrared light rays - you must slightly adjust the focus before taking a picture. This is necessary because infrared light rays have longer wavelengths and thus focus on a plane slightly behind that of ordinarily visible light rays

You can easily adjust the focus using the red infrared index on the lens barrel.

When using black-and-white infrared film, it is necessary to attach a deep red filter to the lens to keep out the visible light rays. For details on the type of filter to use, refer to the instruction sheet provided with the film.

1. Attach a deep red filter to the lens.

2. Look through the viewfinder and focus the subject.
3. Note the focusing distance indicated by the distance index on the lens barrel.
4. Turn the focusing ring to align the focusing distance noted above with the infrared index.
5. Press the shutter button to take the picture

Note: Automatic exposure cannot be carried out when using black-and-white infrared film because the camera's metering system measures visible light to determine exposure. Exposure settings must be made manually according to the exposure information provided with the film.

7. Flash Photography

Most general-purpose flash units can be used with the T60 for taking flash pictures. Attach the flash unit to the accessory shoe on top of the camera.

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1. Set the selector dial to 60.
2. Set the appropriate aperture.
For details on setting the aperture, refer to the instructions provided with the flash unit.


Focus the subject and take the picture.
If the shutter button is pressed halfway, ''M" and "60 " light up in the viewfinder.


Shutter speeds of 1/60 sec. or slower can be used for taking flash pictures.


It is recommended to use a flash unit that can automatically adjust its light output.


1. Understanding Depth of field

When you focus on a subject, there is a certain distance range in front of and behind the subject which is also in focus. This range of sharpness is called depth of field.

Depth of field varies according to different factors as described below. By varying the depth of field, you can change the impact of a picture. For example, a shallow depth of field is often used for portraits to separate the subject from a distracting background, whereas a deep depth of field is most effective for landscapes in which you want everything in sharp) focus.

1. With the lens focused on a subject, the range of focus (depth of field) generally extends twice as far behind the subject as in front of the subject.

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2. Setting the lens to a smaller aperture (larger aperture number) increases the depth of field, while setting a larger aperture (smaller aperture number) results in a shallower depth of f field.
3. Depth of field increases as the shooting distance increases.

4. With the aperture and shooting distance held the same, a lens with a shorter focal length will provide a greater depth of field.

More info: Shutter Speed, Aperture, Exposure and inter-relationship between depth of field (New Browser Window)

2. Film Plane Indicator

The film plane indicator shows the actual position of the film inside the camera. The distance scale on the lens is based on this position.

Although the film plane indicator is not used in general picture-taking situations, it can be used to determine exact shooting distances when taking close-up pictures.

Interchangeable Lenses

Canon FD lenses.

The entire lineup of FD lenses, known for their superior image quality and used by professional photographers worldwide, can be used with the T60. Reminder: T60 will not accept current Canon Autofocus EF lenses.

Pictures taken with four commonly-used FD lenses:

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Two cases designed exclusively for the T60 are available to provide protection when carrying the camera.
Case S: For T60 with FD 50 mm f/1 .8 lens; Case L For T60 with FD 35-70 mm f/3.5-4.5 lens; When carrying the camera on your shoulder, keep the lens facing toward your body to minimize the risk of damage.

2. Dioptric Adjustment Lenses (Sold Separately)

The Canon Dioptric Adjustment Lenses can be attached to the viewfinder eyepiece to enable near- and far-sighted users to see a sharp viewfinder image without using glasses. Although the eyepiece has a standard diopter of -1 dpt, this can be varied to match your eyesight by attaching one of 10 dioptric adjustment lenses. Before purchase, test the lens to be sure it is correct for your eyesight. Attach the dioptric adjustment lens by sliding it into the viewfinder eyepiece groove from the top.

Camera Care

Keep your camera in top condition by following these suggestions for periodic cleaning. See the precautions on p. 4 for other important information.


Cleaning the lens surface -
Blow off dust with a blower brush and gently wipe the lens surface with a piece of lens cleaning paper moistened with lens cleaner. Clean in a spiral motion from the center outwards.


Cleaning the mirror and focusing screen -
Use a blower brush reserved for this use only. If more cleaning is necessary NEVER attempt to do it yourself. Take the camera to an authorized Canon service facility.


Cleaning the film chamber -
Use a blower brush to remove accumulated film dust particles that might scratch the film. Be careful not to touch the shutter curtain.

Type: 35 mm focal plane shutter SLR (singlelens reflex) camera.
Usable Lenses: Canon FD lenses
Lens Mount: Canon mount (FD-type signal transfer mechanism)
Viewfinder: Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex type. Gives 93% vertical and horizontal coverage of actual picture area.
Focusing Screen: Fixed, provided with split image/microprism rangefinder.
Viewfinder Information: Provided by 16 LEDs which light or blink.

(1) Shooting mode LEDs: AUTO, M, 60*, B (light)
(2) Shutter speed LEDs: 1 /1000 sec - 1 sec, LT (12 steps) (light or blink)
(3) Overexposure warning LED- OVER (lights)
Mirror: Quick-return total-reflection mirror
Light Metering: TTL full-aperture center weighted average metering using SPC photocell.
Exposure Control: (1) AUTO- Aperture-priority AE- (2) MANUAL: By matching the lit and blinking LEDs.
Metering Range: EV 2-18 with 50mm f/1.8 lens at ISO 100.
Out-of -Coupling- Range Warning: "OVER" LED lights in high brightness situations.
Exposure Reading: Carried out when shutter button is pressed halfway.
Film Speed Range: ISO 25-1600, manually set in 1/3-stop increments.
Shutter: Vertical-travel metal focal plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled.
Shutter Speed Range: 1 /1000 sec to 8 sec (stepless) in aperture-priority AE mode; 1 /1000 sec to 1 sec (1 - stop increments) and bulb in manual mode.
Flash Sync Speed: 1/60 sec.
Shutter Release System: Electromagnetic release system.
Self-timer: Electronically-cont rolled 10 second delay timer, activated by self-timer button; LED blinks during delay period.
Film Loading: Loading and winding carried out by toothed, multi-slit spool.
Film-loading Confirmation: Visual check via film window.
Film Advance: Film advance lever.
Frame Counter: Mechanical, sequential counting type. Automatically reset when back cover is opened.
Film Rewinding: Film manually rewound by pressing rewind button and turning rewind crank.
Back Cover: Opened by pulling up rewind crank knob.
Flash Contacts: X-sync contact on accessory shoe.
Power Source: Two LR44 alkaline batteries or two SR44 silver batteries. Battery life approximately one year under normal use.
Battery Check: Viewfinder LEDs light when shutter button pressed halfway.
Tripod Socket: CU-1/4
Dimensions: 5-3/8'' (W) x 3-3/8'' (H) x 1-13/16'' (D) (136 x 86 x 46.5 mm)
Weight: 12.6 oz (360 g) (body only with batteries)
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Contents in this site are subject to change without notice.

Attaching the Neckstrap

1. Attach the neckstrap rings to the strap fixtures on the camera.

2. As shown in the illustration, attach the ends of the neckstrap to the neckstrap rings so that they come to the inside of the neckstrap.

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