Canon EX EE

Released 1969

This isn’t your usual Canon SLR. The EX EE was a budget model and to keep the cost of the lenses down, the rear half of the lens is permanently attached to the camera. The front half of the lens unscrews and is interchangeable, so you only have to buy half a lens to upgrade.

There is a small range of shutter speeds available and the aperture scale is continuously variable without markings between f/1.8 and f/16. It’s tricky to set the aperture accurately by hand, but it works OK if you use the match-needle metering.

Canon EX EE
Canon EX EE

At a glance

Lens Canon EX mount
Film 135
Focus SLR microprism
Meter CdS with match needle

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