1966 Canon Pellix QL


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1966 Canon Pellix QL has an unusual "pellicle" semi-silvered mirror which splits the light between the finder (30%) and the film (70%).  The idea was to eliminate mirror vibration (bounce, slap, etc.) as the mirror moves out of the light path when the shutter is tripped. Another advantage is no mirror black out, allowing the photographer to see the actual scene the moment the picture is taken. A disadvantage is the lack of brightness to both the finder and the film. Ah well, at least the f1.4 / 50mm lens which came standard helped. The QL designation is for quick loading. This Pellix set comes with additional lenses: the f3.5 / 28mm wide angle an the f4 / 135mm Telephoto.