Canon IIB camera

Made:
1950 in Japan
maker:
Canon Camera Co. Inc.

Canon IIB camera Canon IIB camera, made in Japan in 1950
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

Canon camera, made in occupied Japan. Leica 'lookalike' camera for 35mm film. Seranar f3.5 F:5cm lens No 11873. Focal plane shutter 1-1/500 sec. Coupled coincidence rangefinder. No 25524. Overall: 70 mm x 145 mm x 50 mm.

Canon IIB camera, made in Japan in between 1949 and 1952.

Leica 'lookalike' camera for 35mm film. Seranar f3.5 F:5cm lens No 11873. Focal plane shutter 1-1/500 sec. Coupled coincidence rangefinder.

The Canon II B was seen as one of a small number of important advances in 35mm rangefinder photography in the years after the second world war. The camera featured a newly developed mechanism, a three-mode optical viewfinder.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/4625
Materials:
glass, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified)
type:
single lens reflex camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
  • miniature camera
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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