A Review Of The Canon EF "Black Beauty" 35mm SLR
|Canon EF Metering Pattern|
The Canon EF is unique among its siblings as it is the only model in Canon's 35mm SLR lineup that uses a Copal Square vertical-travel metal blade focal plane shutter. Long exposures, from 1 second to 30 seconds are electronically controlled, while the range from 1/1000 second to 1/2 second are mechanical, useful in conserving battery power while allowing the camera to be used even with dead batteries.
The viewfinder displays a horizontal Shutter-speed Scale at the bottom of the screen with an indicator showing the speed setting, and a vertical Aperture Scale on the right side of the screen with a meter needle pointer showing the aperture setting. Red over- and underexposure warning marks are at either end of the scale.
A year with my Father's camera by Antoine Ringeard-Tordjeman
Canon EF (film camera) and my most expensive photograph