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    Need help ID'ing rare (?) Canon FT camera

    I recently bought this body, along with some FL lenses and didn't think much of it; I was mostly interested in the lenses. Trying to ID the camera (in an attempt to find out how old it is), I tried the Canon Camera Museum but couldn't find it there. It's obviously an FT QL, but what about the engraved "LF"?

    Canon FT LF by scepticswe, on Flickr

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    I assume it is an engraved monogram imitating the original typeface.
    The colour hue of the paint is slighly more yellow.
    The F's are different too.


    I admit doing so would need to have/to make a stencil with that typeface first. Maybe one could work from a large-cale drawing. By pantograph anyway.


    But if you'd find out who FL was, maybe it is precious never the less. Or just precious due to this kind of work.

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    Maybe a promotion for Canon concessionaires to have a monogrammed FT?

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    Thanks guys. It certainly seems like a custom engraving, made to look like the font used by Canon and not an über-rare original Canon...

    Still, that kind of work can't have been very cheap. It would be interesting to know the provinence.



 

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