Canon Sure Shot Tele/Top Twin/Autoboy Tele
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The Canon Top Twin, known as Sure Shot Tele in America and Autoboy Tele in Japan, is an enthusiast's autofocus compact camera from 1986. A switch on the back selects between the two focal lengths: a 40 mm moderate wide angle and a 70 mm telephoto lens, upon which the lens extends a fair bit outward. The lens has a 40.5 mm thread. A switch on the side of the lens barrel opens the lens barrier and also serves to turn on a soft filter for portraits. Furthermore, it has a backlight compensation mode and a button for multiple exposures. The multiple exposure mode can be used with an additional trick filter to make composite exposures.
|Autoboy Tele Quartz Date (top back)|
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- Wide angle: 40 mm f/2,8, 4 elements, 3 groups.
- Tele: 70 mm f/4,9, 7 elements, 6 groups.
- Autofocus from 0,96 m to infinity. Focus confirmation and proximity warning in finder.
- Auto-exposure from EV 6–18. Wide: 1/8 s ƒ/2.8 – 1/500 s ƒ/22; tele: 1/3 s ƒ/4,9 – 1/350 s ƒ/27.
- Built-in flash. Auto, off or forced modes are set using a slider. Range (ISO 100): 5 m (wide), 3 m (tele).
- Uses DX coded films in whole stops 50-100-200-400. Films without DX codes are exposed at ISO 100.
- Power: 6V 2CR5 lithium battery (requires screwdriver to replace).
- Dimensions and weight: 134 x 78.7 x 61.8 mm, 400 g.