Canon's FTb QL and FTbn QL are very similar cameras. The FTbn is
the newer model and bears the same FTb QL labeling as the older FTb
QL. QL stands for "quick load"
as film loading was somewhat simplified by the QL setup.
The original FTb has an all metal film advance lever while the newer
"n" has a plastic tip on the lever.
The self-timer lever is black with a white stripe on the newer
model while the older features and metal lever with
vinyl glued onto it. Top shutter speed is
The "n" displays the selected shutter speeds in the viewfinder.
The cameras shown above are original FTb QLs. The both are equipped
with "chrome nosed" 50mm 1 : 1.4 FD mount lenses.
100mm f2.8 FD - A more modern lens
28mm f3.5 FL - A less modern lens
Barn on Sabin St. - 28mm f16
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Warehouse - Ludlow MA - 50mm f8