Canon FT QL 1966-1972
The FT was Canon's first camera that featured TTL metering. It
used FL mount lenses and was available in chrome or black. The black
ones are fairly rare.
open most SLR's for film loading you pull up the rewind knob. Not so
with the FT. You pull up that little chrome tab on the bottom right and
give it a turn. Amazing.
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Springfield, Massachusetts is home to two
hospitals, Mercy and Bay State. This was the original Mercy Hospital.
Just a few years ago, when my wife was a little girl, she had her
tonsils removed here.
Logistical problems within her family caused a serious delay in
bringing her home after she'd recovered. Apparently she watched child
after child get picked up by fawning parents and as the sun set she was
sure that she'd have to spend the rest of her life here.
Such are the horrors of childhood.
There's a playground next to the building pictured
above. The chainlink fence surrounding it is festooned with signs
that warn you that this is private property and tresspassers will
Early August sunrise.
Photo by E.F.G.