1973 Canon EF

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The EF's nickname was the "Black Beauty", and it was a beautifully made camera. A semi-professional camera and the only Canon camera offered with a metal vertical-travel focal plane Copal shutter. With electronically operated shutter speed priority it was billed as the ideal camera for older photographers. Of course younger people presumably could use it in manual mode. The EF uses the same FD lenses as offered for the F-1 and the body shares many similarities and a few components with the F-1 but is without provision for a motor drive or interchangeable finders.