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    Canon FD-mount cameras with mirror lockup?

    Hello, all. I'm looking for an FD-mount camera that had a mirror lockup feature. A few of the ones I looked at (notably the AE-1) do not have this. Which were the ones that did? Thanks.

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    The F1 has it as well as FT & FTb. There will be more I'm sure. I know these ones do because I have them in my book case in front of me.
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    The EF too. All (or mostly all) of the original mount (breech lock) bodies had MLU. It works as it should too. Full manual. On command. Swing a lever. Mirror moves. Up or down. Same lever.
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    If you want a camera with mirror lock up for long exposures or macro the Canon EF is ideal it's hybrid electro-mechanical shutter can give timed exposures of up to 30 seconds and the build quality is the same as the F1, much better then the A series http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EF_camera the only problem is there are not many about these days, and they are highly prized in good condition by FD enthusiasts, I would thoroughly recommend an EF.
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    Thanks for the help. Which cameras in the T series had the feature?

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    I second the Canon EF, a truly wonderful camera! I find myself using mine a lot more than my F-1 these days.

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    I don't believe any of the T series had it, certainly not the T90. As for the F-1, only the first and second versions had MLU; the New F-1 did not.
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    EF. I have one and I haven't really been giving it a lot of use....I guess I should.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ektagraphic View Post
    EF. I have one and I haven't really been giving it a lot of use....I guess I should.
    You really should, I have an F1N AE, A T90 and FTbn and the EF is my favourite, I tend to use it as my main camera and carry one of the others as a back up, it's the smoothest of the lot, especially since it had a CLA recently, I particularly like the metal Copal Square shutter, 1/125th flash sync and the glossy black paint.
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    My F-1n (last Old Type) and my FT-b QL have both the mirror locking up capability (i think also the Canon EF have this feature).
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