View Full Version : OT- I sucumbed to a Canon TX
I have 3 FD lenses and I wanted something less fussy than my wifes old t70.
Saw a TX, a truly back to basics SLR for under 25 on a buy it now and went for it.
Anyone one of you Canophiles familiar with the camera? Any links to manuals?
a basic Canon SLR, fully manual/ mechanical camera with stop down metering. what looks like the self timer lever is actually the aperture stop down / meter on switch. one can't go wrong with this kind of camera. this SLR was the low priced cousin to the FT/FTb series.
Hmm -- Ithought this model had no meter on/off switch -- you need to put the lens cap on to effectively cease its functioning. (Of course, light still comes in through the eyepiece.) I really don't think you'll need any sort of instruction book at all, if you're at all familiar with cameras of this vintage.
If I recall correctly, this only has speeds to 1/500 -- not a big deal, generally. A nice camera, especially for that price! Go to the Canon Camera Museum for a brief description: http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/f_camera.html
re: meter on sw, it could be, its been many years since I put this camera thru its paces. most of these vintage relex 35s usuallynow have dead batteries when seen in pawn shops and in table lots of camera shows.
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