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|T-70 Photo by Morven|
In 1984, Canon released the second camera in the T-series, the T-70. The kit included an FD 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 lens or an FD 28-55mm f/3.5-4.5. It used a vertical-travelling, electronic focal plane shutter, offering shutter speeds from 2s - 1/1000s. Like its predecessor, and all the Canon cameras that would follow, it had a built-in auto winder.
The T-70's large LCD panel and key-touch buttons had a major impact on 35mm SLR cameras that followed. The T-70 features shutter-priority TTL auto exposure, TTL multi-program AE, and preset aperture AE. The dual metering system gives a choice of center-weighted averaging metering and partial metering at the center.
In 1984, the camera won the Good Design Award (from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry) and the European Camera of the Year Award.
- Canon's Camera Museum entry for the T-70
- Modern Classics Review
- Canon T70 at www.collection-appareils.com by Sylvain Halgand
- Canon T70 Camera Manual (PDF) : Photo-Manuals.com