Canon Pellix QL

Released 1966

The Canon Pellix looks like any other Canon SLR of the 1960s or 70s, but it has an important difference. The mirror in the Pellix is fixed and always directs light to the viewfinder and to the film simultaneously. You avoid mirror vibration, but lose some light. If you’re using the built-in TTL meter then this is accounted for but if you are using a handheld meter remember to add an extra half-stop.

My sample works nicely but the leatherette from the stop-down lever is missing, the film counter doesn’t advance and the film advance lever doesn’t automatically return when winding on.

See photos taken with the Pellix.

Canon Pellix QL
Canon Pellix QL

At a glance

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s