The Canon T90, introduced in 1986, was the top of the line in Canon's
T series of 35 mm single-lens reflex cameras. It was the last
professional-level manual-focus camera from Canon and thus the last to
use the Canon FD lens mount. Although it was overtaken by the
autofocus revolution and Canon's new, incompatible EOS after only a
year in production, the T90 pioneered many concepts seen in high-end
Canon cameras up to the present day, particularly the user interface,
industrial design, and the high level of automation. The T90 gained
the semi-official nickname The Tank from Japanese photojournalists
because of its ruggedness. Many still rate it highly even nearly 20
years after its introduction.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
At the Council of Clermont, Pope Urban II called for the First
Indian Wars: The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment led by George Armstrong
Custer defeated Chief Black Kettle and the Cheyenne Indians in the
Battle of Washita River.
Alfred Nobel signed his will, setting aside the bulk of his estate to
establish the Nobel Prize after his death.
Restoration of Colonial Williamsburg in the Historic Triangle on the
Virginia Peninsula, United States began.
The Hubble Space Telescope detected sodium in the atmosphere of the
extrasolar planet HD 209458b, the first planetary atmosphere outside
our solar system to be measured.
Wikiquote of the day:
"Put every great teacher together in a room, and they'd agree about
everything; put their disciples in there and they'd argue about
everything." -- Bruce Lee