Canon FTb QL 35mm SLR Film Camera with Canon FD 50mm F/1.4 Chrome Filter Thread Version Fast Prime Lens and Battery
Here we have a nice condition Canon FTb QL with Canon FD 50mm F/1.4 fast prime lens (chrome filter thread version) and lens cap. This camera is fully functional and ready to produce another lifetime of fantastic photos.
It comes with a new battery installed.
The camera is mechanically excellent. Everything functions as it should. The film compartment, pressure plate, mirror box, battery compartment, focusing screen, pentaprism, and viewfinder are all clean (with only minimal dust commensurate to a camera of this vintage). The dials, knobs, and levers all actuate exactly as they should. The light meter is fully functional, and all shutter speeds are accurate.
The included lens is the rarer version (chrome filter threads) of one of Canon's very best fast aperture lenses, making it perfect for producing bokeh and subject isolation when shot wide open. Stopped down it is an incredibly sharp lens. It is in similarly excellent condition, with no damage cosmetically or mechanically. The glass elements are free of fungus, balsam separation, cleaning marks, scratches, or other optical aberrations. The aperture blades are oil free and actuate beautifully. The focus ring spins with nice weight, and the aperture ring clicks with mechanical precision.
As can be seen in the photos within this listing, there is a light engraving on both the camera bottom plate and the underside of the lens barrel. These don’t impact operation or images, but due to this we are selling the camera at a discount.
The Canon FTb is the enthusiast level camera from the era of the F1. Similar impeccable build quality to the professional F1, it lacks some features of that professional camera while retaining much of the F1's functionality and performance.
It has a very capable shutter that works from speeds of 1/1000th of a second down to 1 second (and bulb mode). The light meter is coupled to both the lens aperture and shutter speed dial, which enables extremely precise metering. The Quickload system works perfectly.
This camera is perfect for anyone, from the new student to the highly-advanced photographer. It can do everything any shooter will ask of it.
This camera and lens will be shipped immediately and packaged securely to ensure safe delivery.