Canon t90

999,00 €949,00 € each


Introduced in 1986, the Canon T90 was the last serious, high-end manual focus FD mount SLR designed by Canon. The T90 was the most sophisticated automatic exposure camera developed prior to modern DSLRs. It include a top mounted LCD panel with pictographic representation of the multiple metering modes, multiple exposure modes, shutter speed, aperture, and other settings. There was a 7 segment LED display visible in the viewfinder for shutter speed and aperture information and a 3 segment LED display for AE lock and metering information. A battery pack containing 4 AA cells powered the camera and the built-in 4.5 FPS autowinder. The camera could autoload film as well as read DX code information from the film can. The camera had a conventional pentaprism and interchangeable focusing screens.

Metering and Exposure

The T90 did not introduce any fundamentally new type of metering but it was the first time a single camera combined so many methods of metering. The camera used multiple silicon photo cells for through the lens (TTL) metering. Meter coupling range was EV 0-20 with ISO 100 film and an FD 50mm f1.4 lens. An ISO range of 6-6400 was supported with ISO 25-5000 set automatically in 1/3 steps based on DX coding. Exposure compensation could be set in 1/3 increments for +/- 2 steps. A Highlight/Shadow control was offered in 1/2 increments for +/- 4 steps in certain modes.

Metering options included :

  • Center-weighted average metering
  • Partial area metering (13%)
  • Spot metering (2.7%)
  • Multi-spot metering (8 spots, based on the Olympus OM-4)
  • Highlight and Shadow spot metering (based on the Olympus OM-4)

Exposure modes offered :

  • Shutter priority AE with selectable safety shift function
  • Aperture priority AE with selectable safety shift function
  • Standard program AE
  • Variable shift program AE with 7 program options
  • Manual
  • Stopped down AE
  • Stopped down with fixed index
  • Flash AE with A-TTL Canon Speedlites

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