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Additional Information relating to Canon EF-M
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film-based 135mm (36 x 24mm) format SLR camera,
Approx. Product Cycle: 1991 ~ 1993

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Type: Still 35mm focal plane shutter
Manual Focus SLR (Single-Lens Reflex) camera
Marketed: Sept., 1991 Discontinued: July, 1994

The EF-M is a manual-focus camera. Based on the EOS 1000 (no flash, no QD model) and is a simple, manual focus camera that intended for markets where autofocus models have not yet infiltrated during the time of its introduction and/or students for their course of works in college. However, it
accepts the full range of Canon EF autofocus lenses - but it's not an autofocus camera.

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Some Canon users are translating the "EFM" as EF lenses in Manual Focus operation. The camera features an easy-to -understand camera operation (twin dials: shutter dial, aperture dial) and displayed functions. The exposure control consists of 4 shooting modes in either an Intelligent Programmed Auto, Shutter and Priority AE modes as well as Metered Manual All the exposure control modes has the backbone of three metering modes in either a 3-zones Evaluative (for Programmed AE), a conventional Centre-Weighted Metering (for Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE and Metered Manual control) as well as flexible Partial metering Switchable at any time. The Shutter Speed ranges from 2 seconds to a conservative 1/1000 sec. plus Bulb with X-sync at 1/90 sec. However, the camera does not offer popular TTL-OTF flash exposure metering. Use of the special external sensor flash Speedlite 200M enables automatic flash.

With any EF lense, you focus manually by switching the lens operation from Auto Focus to Manual (AF to M), then turning the focusing ring or at the end of the lense barrel on lenses without a ring. It has a fixed, pentaprism viewfinder that projects a magnification of 0.75x (50mm at infinity) and approx. 90% picture coverage. As this is a manual focus SLR (0ne and only thus far in the EOS-based system), and thus there is no AF focus mark inside the viewfinder. The matte focusing screen has a combination rangefinder for focusing reference. A 7-segment LCD within the image area displays numerals and text for the shutter speed, aperture setting, incorrect exposures, exposure level, film speed, AE lock, and flash ready. Other useful features includes are DX film coding with user override capability and self timer. The EF-M is not exactly a high end EOS camera, but it provides essential features in every aspect for a photographer to take good images. It is also one of its kind within the EOS SLR family and often reminds me with the FD mount Canon T60 introduced almost at the same time in 1991.

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Lens Mount: CANON EF mount
Usable Lenses: Canon EF lenses (full aperture metering and
usable in Manual Focus operation only.
Viewfinder Type:
Fixed pentaprism SLR
Field of View:
V-90%; H-90%

Viewfinder Information:
Seven-segment LED displays numeric values and text. Shutter speed, aperture, exposure level, film speed, out-of-coupling- range warning, AE lock, flash charge completion, battery replacement warning. 0.75x magnification. Microprism/split-image combination rangefinder with New Laser Matte screen.

Focusing Screen: Fixed, split- image/microprism screen, range meter with partial metering area mark, full-screen laser matte screen
Focusing Method: Manual focus
Shutter: Electronically controlled vertical -travel focal plane shutter. Can be set to 1/1000 sec, to 2 sec. and bulb. (in full step increments)
Sync: X, 1/90 sec.
Film Speed Range: ISO 25 to 5000 automatically set in 1/3 step increments according to DX code, 6 to 6400 manual setting possible in 1/3-step increments
Exposure Control: Shutter priority AE, aperture priority AE, intelligent program AE, metered manual (zero method)

Metering System: TTL full-aperture metering using 6-zone composite SPC photo sensor for 3-zone evaluative, 9.5% partial at center, center-weighted averaging. (excluding the following cases; center-weighted average metering, and when changing to evaluative metering during program AE and to center partial metering during AE lock)
Metering Range: EV +2 to +20 (50mm f/1.4 lens @ ISO 100)


Film Transport: Prewind film loading (
Align film leader at mark, then close the camera back for prewind loading. F) automatic blank film advance, auto-winding by built-in miniature motor, winding speed 1 frame/sec. during continuous shooting, automatic rewind at completion of designated number (36) of exposures, leader rewind into cartridge, automatic stop at completion of rewind.
Self Timer: Built-in. Electronic type, 10 sec., with audible beep
One 6 V 2CR5 Lithium Battery
Battery Checker: Battery is OK if mark in finder is out when not at mode selector dial L position
MISC. specs.: ±2-step exposure compensation (in 1/2-step increments)
Accessories: Speedlite 200M

Dimensions: 148mm x 96.3mm x 68mm
Weight: (w/eyecup) 390g (excluding battery)

* All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method.

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