Modern Classic SLRs Series :
Canon T90 - Instruction Manual

Part II

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Operation Summary  


Set the lens to the "A" mark. Load the batteries.

1) While pressing in the AE lock pin, turn the aperture ring until the "A" mark click-stops at the distance index.
1) Pull the battery magazine latch out and turn it in the direction of "OPEN" to pull the battery magazine out of the camera.
2) Load the batteries so that their terminals face in the directions indicated on the battery magazine.


Turn on the camera. Check the batteries.
Slide the main switch to "A" to activate the camera. The display will come on at this time. 1) Open the palm wing and press the battery check button () in it.
2) If two or more battery check marks appear in the display panel, battery power is sufficient.


Load the film. The camera sets the first usable frame automatically.
1) Push the back cover latch down, while pressing the back cover lock button.
2) Place the film cartridge in the film chamber. The film-load check mark () will then appear on the display panel.
3) Pull the film leader across the back of the camera until its tip is aligned with the orange index.
1) As soon as the back cover is closed, the camera will advance the film automatically until the frame counter on the display panel indicates "1". (If the film has not been correctly advanced, this whole film transport bars blink to warn you.)
2) When using DX-coded film, the film speed is automatically set and it appears on the display panel while the camera is advancing the film.


Set the film winding mode. Set the shotting mode.
1) Open the palm wing and set the film winding mode/self-timer selector to "S-C".
2) Press and release the film winding mode select button to set the single-frame mode on the display panel.
1) While pressing the shooting mode selector, turn the electronic input dial until "Program" is indicated on the display panel.


Set the metering mode. Focus the subject.
While pressing the metering mode selector, turn the electronic input dial until " " (center-weighted average metering) is indicated on the display panel. Turn the focusing ring until the main subject looks sharp.


Confirm the viewfinder information and shoot. The camera rewinds the film automatically.
1) Press the shutter button halfway to check the exposure. Exposure will be correct unless the shutter speed display and/or the aperture value display start blinking in the viewfinder.
2) Press the shutter button all the way to take the picture. The film is automatically advanced to the next frame.
1) When the film reaches its end, the camera will start rewinding the film automatically.
2) When the roll is completely rewound, film rewind stops automatically.
3) When the film-load check mark ( ) starts blinking on the display panel, open the back cover to remove the film cartridge.


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Credit: Mr. Richard Yeow, General Manager -Optical Division of Canon Marketing, Tony Kano, former regional head of Canon in Asean Region, for granting special permission to reproduce this manual into HTML format in his site as a form of obligation to all the T90 users worldwide. Pawel Nabe for his image on the Data Memory Back. EEwyn Foo, my nephew, who has spent quite a number of nights converting the original manual in HTML format. Maintenance Team: Kaipin, Terry Carraway & Dr Strangelove; Tom Scott, for his images of the SPD cell, Chris Tutti for his initial effort to scan and prepared the T90 manual in PDF format. My staffs Miss Wati and Mirza for helping the basic setup work. * Canon, T90, FD Lenses, Canon Marketing are registered trade names or trademarks of Canon Inc. Japan.

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