Classic SLRs Series :
T90 - Full Specifications
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- Type: 35mm single lens reflex
(SLR) camera with electronically controlled automatic exposure (AE), focal plane
shutter and built in motor drive.
- Format: 24 x 36mm;
- Usable lenses: Canon FD lenses
(full aperture metering and stopped down metering) and non FD lenses (stopped down
- Standard Lens: FD 50mm f/1.4
- Lens Mount: Canon FD Mount
- Viewfinder: Fixed eye level pentaprism.
Gives 94% vertical and horizontal coverage of actual picture area, and 0.77X magnification
at infinity with a standard 50mm lens.
- Dioptric Adjustment: Built-in
eyepiece is adjusted to standard -1 diopter (eyepoint: 19.3mm);
- Focusing Screen: Standard split
image / microprism rangefinder. Seven other types of interchangeable screens are
- Mirror: Quick return half-mirror
with shock and noise absorber.
- Viewfinder Information: Displayed
at the right and bottom of viewing area.
A: 7 segment LED digital display
1. Shutter speed flashes (red) - at 4 Hz give out-of-metering-range warning light.
2. Aperture flashes (red) - at 4 Hz give out-of-metering-range warning light.
3. All hyphens (red) - data imprint confirmation; displayed only when special accessories
B: 7 segment LED character display
- error warning; displayed when the lens is set to "A" during stopped down
2 HELP (red) - camera malfunction or operational error
C: 3 segment LED display
1 * (red) - AE Lock indicator in partial area metering and spot area metering.
D: LED mask lighting display
1 M (red) - manual indicator.
2 (green) - flash charge completion indicator.
3 +/- (red) - exposure compensation indicator.
Right hand side:
Dot and 7 segment digital transparent LCD display.
1. (white on blue background) - multi-spots metering indicator, H/S control
indicator, and remaining frame display.
2. (White on blue background) FE Lock indicator when the Speedlite 300TL is
used with the camera in the FE lock mode.
- Light Metering System:
Through-the lens (TTL) full aperture metering for FD lenses, using silicon photocell
(SPD). Three selectable metering patterns: Center-weighted average metering, partial
area metering, and spot area metering. When using lenses or accessories without FD
signal pins, only stopped down metering may be used.
- Exposure Modes:
1. Shutter priority AE with
selectable Safety Shift function (ON/OFF possible)
2. Aperture priority AE with selectable Safety Shift function (ON/OFF possible)
3. Standard program AE
4. Variable shift program AE (selectable out of 7 programs)
6. Stopped down AE
7. Stopped down (fixed index) metering
8. Flash AE (possible with specified Canon Speedlites)
- Meter Coupling Range: EV
0-20 (with ISO 100 film and a 50 mm f1.4 lens)
- Film Speed: ISO 6- 6400.
(ISO25-5000 is automatically set by 1/3 step according to DX code standard). Also
can be set manually.
- Exposure Compensation:
a. Exposure compensation index:
+/- 2 steps by 1/3 increment.
b. H/S control: +/- 4 steps by 1/2 increment (can only be used during spot
metering, and in the FE lock mode with the Speedlite 300TL)
- Shutter Vertical travel metal
focal plane shutter: All speeds electronically controlled. Front and back curtains
controlled by separate quick-return permanent magnets.
- Shutter Speeds: 1/4000
- 30 sec. and bulb. (X-sync = 1/250 sec.) Can also be set in 1/2 step.
- Self-Timer Electronically
controlled, with a delay of either approx. 10 sec. or approx. 2 sec. Indicated by
blinking red LED operation confirmation indicator.
- Film Loading: Automatic.
After the film has been positioned and the back cover closed,the film is automatically
advanced to the 1st usable frame and then automatically stopped. (approx. 2 sec.).
The frame counter displayed then read "1".
- Film Winding: Automatic.
A built in coreless motor is used exclusively for film transport. Continuous shooting
is possible. Confirmation by the film transport bar marks on the LCD display panel.
- Film Winding Mode: Three
selectable modes, S (single exposure), H (max. 4.5 fps), and L (max. 2 fps). When
operating in H mode, automatically switches to L mode when battery power drops below
prescribed voltage to extend shooting capacity.
- Film Rewind: Automatic.
A built in coreless motor is used exclusively for film rewind. Automatically starts
when the end of the film is reached and then automatically stops (approx. 8 ssc.
with 24 exp. film). Manual film rewind is also possible by pressing the manual rewind
- Flash Contact: Coupled
directly to the camera by means of the X-sync contact on the accessory shoe. When
using the Speedlite 300TL either first shutter curtain synchconization or second
shutter curtain synchronization can be set.
- Automatic Flash: (When
the Speedlite 300TL is used and the camera is set to a program AE mode):
1. A-TTL flash-auto: Using
A-TTL program and the near infrared pre-flash of the Speedlite, the correct aperture
value is automatically set according to the shooting distance and subject reflectivity.
X-sync speed is also automatically set between 1/60 -1/250 sec. upon flash charge
completion. TTL control system which meters the light reflected from the film surface.
Automatic fill in flash is possible.
2. FE lock TTL flash-auto:
The camera's FE lock program automatically sets the aperture. The main flash tube
produces pre-flash and the reflection from the subject is measured by TTL spot metering
and is entered into memory. X-sync speed is also automatically set between 1/60 -1/250
sec. upon flash - charge completion. Automatic fill flash is possible.
- Remote Control: Possible.
With three terminal contact for remote control. Remote Switch 60T3 is required.
- Multiple Exposure: By pressing
both the shooting mode selector and the metering mode selector at the same time.
Continuous multiple exposure is possible. Reset clear during shooting and preset
up to 9 exposures are also possible. Automatically cleared upon completion of preset
- Eyepiece Shutter Provided.
- Exposure Preview Button:
All LCD / LED displays can be turned ON or OFF. LCD display to the right of the viewfinder
and the display panel can be illuminated by the built in illumination lamp.
- LCD Panel: Displays only
the information required at the time, e.g. shooting mode, metering mode, film winding
mode, shutter speed, aperture, film speed, frame counter (additive type), Self timer
operation time, bulb operation time, battery check, etc.
- Power Source: .
a. Main power source - four
AA-size batteries. Alkaline manganese batteries are standard but carbon-zinc and
NiCd batteries may also be used.
b Memory back-up - built in Lithium battery (BR-1225 or CR-1220), batteries
life is approx. 5 years
- Battery Check: By pressing
the battery check button. Three energy levels are shown by the battery check bar
marks on the display panel.
- Back Cover: Removable.
Opened by sliding the latch with safety lock. Command Back 90 and Data Memory Back
90 can be attached.
- Dimensions: 1 53.1(W) x
1 21(H) x 69.4 (D)mm (6 1/4" x 4 3/4" x 2 3/4")
- Weight: 800g (28 3/16oz)
Speedlite 300TL: Instruction Manual
- Type: Energy-saving, automatic
electronic flash unit with pre-flash function. TTL metering function measuring light
reflected from the film surface, and an automatic flash output control function using
spot metering. Exclusive use for the T90 camera. Clip on type with directly coupled
- Guide Number: The above figures are at full charge. i.e.
30 sec. after pilot lamp grows with new alkaline or fully charged Ni Cd batteries.
- Flash Coverage Angle: Covers
more than the field of view of 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm lenses.
- Recycling time: Alkaline
manganese batteries: Auto: approx. 0.2 to 13 sec. M Hi: approx. 13 sec. Ni-Cd
batteries: Auto: approx. 0.2 to 6 sec. M Hi: approx. 6 sec. (Interval between
firing of the flash and relighting of pilot lamp with new alkaline or fully charged
- Number of flashes: Alkaline
manganese batteries: approx. 100 - 700 times. Ni-Cd batteries: approx. 45 - 300
times. (Counted when flash is fired in 30 sec. intervals with new alkaline or fully
charged Ni-Cd batteries.)
- Flash duration: Approx.
1/700 - 1/20000 sec
- Flash Control System: TTL
series control system with pre-flash function. Automatic flash operation in A-TTL
and FE-Lock modes.
- For Both the A-TTL and FE-L
- Flash exposure Level Control:
A maximum of 1.5 BV steps in the A-TTL or FE-L mode when subject illuminance is more
than BV5 according to the center-weighted average metering system of the T90.
- Automatic Shooting Distance
Range: (in Zoom head):
at 24mm: 0.5 - 12.5m (1.6 - 41 ft.)
at 35mm: 0.5 - 15m (1.6 - 49 ft.)
at 50mm: 0.5 - 17.5m (1.6 - 57.4 ft.)
at 85mm: 0.5 - 20m (1.6 - 65 ft.)
- Film speed setting: Automatically
set by the camera
- Bounce angle: Upward:
0 - 90° (click stop positions: 0, 60, 75, 90
Left side: 0 -180° click stop positions: 0, 60, 75, 90,120,150,180)
Right side: 0 - 90° click stop positions: 0, 60, 75, 90)
- Power Source: Four size
- AA (LR6) alkaline - manganese or NICd batteries. SE (Save- Energy) mechanism: Power
is automatically turned off after 5 minutes of non-use when the main switch is left
- Pilot Lamp: Lights when
the flash is ready for use and automatically switches to flash photography. Also
used as a test button.
- Size: 81(W) x 119.4 (H)
x 94 (D)mm.(3 3/16 x 4 11/16 x 3 11/16")
- Weight: 395g (13 15/16
Its Metering, Exposure control, Flash photography, Viewfinder display, Film Backs, Built-in Motor Drive, the brains, Focusing Screens Other capabilities
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