Tag: Canon AL-1

  • Canon AL-1

    Through the 1960s and 1970s, many significant features were added to the 35mm SLR, chief among them open-aperture through-the-lens metering and automatic exposure. But nobody had yet achieved automatic focus in an interchangeable-lens 35mm SLR. Minolta fully cracked this nut in 1985 with the Maxxum 7000 by placing focusing motors inside the camera. This became the norm and seems like the obvious solution…

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