The Canon TL is a manual, mechanical SLR with a TTL meter released in the late 1960s.
We photograph every individual camera that we sell. Please refer to listing photographs for information about cosmetic condition. This camera has a skylight filter and jump rings already attached.
This camera is paired with an FL 50mm f/1.8 lens; note that the manual aperture ring is at the front of the lens, which is different than some other SLRs. This particular FL lens has a rear ring to switch between manual and preset control of the aperture.
Meter with needle-match
Stopdown TTL metering
Shutter speeds B through 1/500th
QL mechanism for the quick loading of film
Double exposure possible (see manual)
Pair with FL lenses
You can pre-set or manually operate the aperture during shooting. You can meter (stopdown TTL) at aperture priority or shutter priority with this camera, but unlike an automatic camera, you will then manually set the other value (shutter or aperture) each time you meter again or desire to change one of those values. With this particular lens, you can set the aperture to only close down when you press the shutter, which will help you move faster from shot to shot. When buying a new camera, always refer to a manual (they are easily found online) to clarify operation.
This camera used a PX625 1.35V battery. Mercury batteries are no longer made. You can use a Wein Cell PX625 Replacement, which is the closest to the original. Alkaline and silver oxide versions are also available, with slightly different voltage and discharge.