This is a beautiful Canon EXEE SLR 35mm film camera in excellent condition with the standard Canon EX mount 50mm f1.8 lens. Camera and lens are very clean and working fully. Electric Eye has been tested and performs like new. Includes an awesome vintage lightly padded leather strap and HOYA 48mm hood with a leather case on the strap. Also included is a 12" German threaded cable release that works properly on the Canon. Battery is not included and will be needed to use the electric eye metering.
The EXEE is a 35 mm SLR camera made by Canon from 1969 until the early 1970's. Its most characteristic feature is a rear lens-group (three elements in two groups) fixed on the camera and incorporating the helical focusing mechanism, to which any of a small selection of front groups can be attached by a simple screw fitting.
The EXEE offers through-the-lens metering and shutter-priority AE. It has a focal plane shutter with cloth blinds, travelling horizontally. It offers shutter speeds from 1/8 to 1/500 second plus 'B', and has a delayed-action (self-timer) lever on the front of the body. X-synchronisation for flash is at 1/60 second; there is a cold shoe, and a PC socket next to the left-hand strap lug.
The aperture is set not on the lens, but on a dial around the rewind crank, between f/1.8 and f/16; there are also 'EE' (i.e. auto-exposure) and 'Off' positions. The aperture set is displayed in the viewfinder on a scale with a needle.
For metering, it is necessary to set the maximum aperture of the lens front-group being used. This is made possible by having two marks on the film speed dial, one for f/1.8 (i.e. standard lens) and one for f/3.5 (any other lens).
The CdS meter reads between EV 4.75 and EV 17 . It requires a 1.3V mercury battery or modern substitute. However, the shutter speeds are timed mechanically, so the camera functions without a battery (without metering).
The EXEE has Canon's QL (Quick Load) simplified loading feature, whereby the film leader is simply pulled across the film compartment to a mark, and the back closed, and the uptake mechanism then captures the leader when the advance is wound.
The camera is wonderful, it is in a nice condition.
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