Canon has classified these various techni- Canon T80, is also equipped with autofocus . FD lenses can be used, but it is necessary to focus manual-. choosing a pictograph. This camera, the. Canon T80, is also equipped with autofocus. (AF) so professional-looking, artistic picture- taking is made all the easier. Here, you can find out about Canon’s Film Cameras > T > T

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The autofocus lenses contain a motor, and electrical contacts in the lens mount connect this motor to the camera’s circuits.

There were three specially produced, dedicated AC interchangeable lenses to supplement the autofocus system. In lesser light it struggles—a lot.

The lens has a self-contained autofocus system that does not require autofocus electronics in the camera body. The auto-focus function does not work on any other camera, although they can be used as manual-focus FD lenses. Media related to Canon T80 at Wikimedia Commons. People who wanted autofocus, and there camon many, bought Minolta cameras and Minolta lenses.

And the autofocus itself is marginal. The motor, and t0 camera’s other functions including the focusing motor in the lens, are powered by 4 AAA batteries housed in the base of the camera. Continuous shooting at 0. It should be ideal for action capture requirement like sport, wildlife, children at play and others. You can regard this mode as leaving everything to the camera’s circuitry to handle the task of light metering and even the autofocus and making it almost like an idiot proof SLR.

With multi-program AE and preset aperture AE: Program display, pictographs, film speed, film transport, battery check, frame counter, and other indications. Film loading is automatic; the user only has to align the film leader with an orange mark and close the back, and the camera loads and advances the film automatically. Film speed range canonn ISO 12 to The mount was compatible with the FD system, so you could put manuap regular FD lens on your T80 and use it as a manual focus lens; or you could put an AC lens on any other FD-mount camera and use it as a manual-focus lens; but if you put the AC lens on the T80you mankal autofocus capability on your T80 SLR.


You’ll find this mode quite advantageous for expansive landscape shots, and for when you want to photograph people or objects that are spread out anyscene that mamual wish to have everyone or everything in ‘sharp focus’.

Canon T80 instruction manual (reprint)

The Flowing mode, which is used to capture the feeling of motion, offers some decidedly dramatic photographic possibilities. The big problem was that the autofocus system just wasn’t that great.

Built-in electronic self-timer with beeper and LCD to indicate countdown. Stop action to freeze interesting movement.

Other FD-mount lenses can also be used, but without autofocus capabilities. Cwnon five pictographs signifies the five most common scenarios in caonn taking situations in broad daylight or in the dark.

Early versions of FD lenses.

T80 – Canon Camera Museum

Correct exposure, In program mode: To help makingmore a pleasant-looking pictures, select a uniform background, such as leafy green bushes. In bright light and aimed at a contrasty-subject, the autofocus does work. Basically, the Canon T80’s autofocus system automatically gauges subject contrast in order to calculate the distance to the subject, then sends out control signals to the lens-mounted micromotor with the data exchange enabled AC lenses, which will adjusts focus for you.

Camera makers loathe changing lens mounts and do it as rarely as possible because it gives its customers an opportunity to switch to a competitor’s product line. The T series bodies, differed from the A series – of which were best represented by models such as Canon A-1 and AE-1 Program – where both have a basic camera body, support by add-on accessories such as high speed motor drive, slower power winder, interchangeable focusing screens, data back etc, to fullfill individual’s photographic needs.

To take a photo, just select one of the five modes illustrated by the Picture Selector System. They called these “AC” lenses. AF locks during continuous shooting. One of Canon’s strong points with their FD lenses. External LCD Program display, pictographs, film speed, film transport, battery check, frame counter, and other indications.

So Canon and Nikon and nearly everyone else who entered the autofocus market swallowed painfully, dropped backward-compatibility, and came out with a new lens mount and a new series of lenses—the EF series.

In addition to the built-in winder that perform film advance automatically and rewinding for some specific modelsmost of the T-series models were well known for their far more superior automatic exposure and flash system than the A series.


Lenses for autofocusing with the T80 were called AC lenses. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The most obvious use for the T80’s Stop Action mode is in the realm of sports.

Indicators on the top LCD display the maanual of y80, winding and rewinding. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Exposure compensation range of 1. Five-program Picture Selector System The Canon T80’s has a friendly Picture Selector Systemmaking automatic exposure selection so easy to use t880 it communicates information in visual terms, in a way that you can readily understand. By the mid 80s, Canon had fifteen years of the FD-mount firmly established, twenty if you include the mostly-compatible FL-series.

Second, raise the camera to your eye, get your subject in the viewfinder, and press the shutter button down maanual to focus. Correct exposure, camera-shake warning, manual, and warnings. Part of this may be its age, but the grind of the motor as it turns the turns is attention-getting to say the least.

Power Source Four 1.

When focus is obtained an electronic beeper will verify thisthen just push the shutter button all the way down to take the picture. Someone on Wikipedia wrote that this camera is rare, but I think it’s only comparitively so.

Canon T80 Camera – Main Features Part I

Cankn the T series models provide auto film load, auto wind and in some higher end model, auto rewind. The T was part of the successul T series models introduced by Canon during the early ’80 to replaced very popular A series SLR cameras. All are readily identifiable by a boxy area on the upper left viewed from the camera containing the motor, and a red ring around the front lens element.

Instead, three special lenses, designated ACwere produced for the camera. A Command Back 80 was available for the T