Canon EOS Rebel II Camera
Canon Rebel S II
Canon Rebel S II
Canon Rebel S II
Canon Rebel S II
Canon Rebel S II

Rebel S II

This is the “Flashy” Rebel II

The Rebel II was the beginning of the evolution of the Rebel camera. It had no built in flash but did sport a hotshoe.

Just as with the Rebel and Rebel S, the flash version of the Rebel II is the EOS Rebel S II. The top of the prism housing is higher and squared off and contains a built in flash unit. Unlike later built in flashes, this one does not pop up automatically. It is pulled up manually by the tabs on both sides of the housing.

Dates: April 1992
Type: Auto focus, Auto exposure SLR
Mount: EF
Shutter: Vertical Travel electronic control
Speeds: 30 Sec. to 1/2000th plus bulb
Film Advance: Automatic

So the updated Rebel was the Rebel II and the Rebel S was the Rebel S II. it was available with a Date Back so there is also a Rebel S II QD.

In Europe, these cameras were the 1000 N (“N” presumably for New), 1000 FN, and the 1000 FN QD. In the Japanese home market there was the 1000 S which was the Rebel S II, the 1000 S QD and the 1000 S QD-P.

Now, the Rebel II’s look, outwardly, like the original Rebel. If you open the Manuals side by side at the specifications page you will see little difference. The top shutter speed is up from 1/1000th to 1/2000th. And apparently the focus is faster by about 50%. I see references as well to a quieter film advance and rewind. Apparently the flash is stronger in the flash models.

 

Date US Europe Japan
1990 Rebel
Rebel S
Rebel S QD
EOS 1000
EOS 1000 F
EOS 1000 F QD
EOS 1000 F QD-P
1992 Rebel II
Rebel S II
Rebel II QD
EOS 1000 N
EOS 1000 FN
EOS 1000 FN QD
EOS 1000 S
EOS 1000 S QD
EOS 1000 S QD-P

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Canon Rebel II Manual

EOS Rebel II / S II User Manual
Publication C-IE-163A  (1991)

An unusual feature is a soft focus setting which I really have to try. This would normally be for portraits. The camera takes a picture but it then kicks the lens slightly out of focus and snaps a second image on top of the first: a double exposure. This is the “SF” setting on the Command Dial and apparently is supposed to give a softer image.

The camera usually came with a 35 – 80mm f/4-5.6 zoom lens.

I have the following copy:

Collection Number:                     C-36

Serial Number:                            3709953

Condition:                                    Excellent

Notes:     In excellent condition and fully functional.

 

EOS 1000 FN

The European Rebel S II

The Rebel S II in Europe was called the EOS 1000 FN. But it is the same camera. If you compare the pictures here and above you will find no difference except for the name on the front of the camera.

In Japan this model was called the EOS 1000 S (I assume the S is for Strobe). This is confusing because the updated Rebel is either the Rebel II or EOS 1000N. Then S is added to the Rebel or N to the EOS 1000 to signify the flash version. Here, the Japanese version is the 1000S which is the improved version with the built in flash. (There does not appear to be a non-flash version).

Canon eos 1000 FN
Canon eos 1000 FN
Canon eos 1000 FN
Canon eos 1000 FN
Canon eos 1000 FN
Canon eos 1000 FN
I have the following copy:

Collection Number:                     C-6

Serial Number:                            6313258

Condition:                                    Excellent

Notes:     In excellent condition and fully functional. This a very capable camera and very enjoyable to use. After my 5D Mk II this camera is so light you forget it is across your shoulder.

Canon EOS 1000 FN Manual

EOS 1000N Instruction Manual
Publication C-IE-162 F

EOS 1000 FN QD

The EOS 1000FN with Date Back

The EOS 1000FN QD is the same camera as the 1000FN with the addition of a Date Back that will imprint the date on the film. This ability is accomplished by the addition of a different back. The only modification to the camera body is the addition of two trigger contacts that allow the body to communicate with the back.

The camera body is powered by a 2CR5 battery and the back itself is powered by a CR2025 battery about the size of a dime located under an inside cover on the back itself. These batteries only last a few years and so these backs seldom work if they have the original battery.

Canon EOS 1000 FN QD
Canon EOS 1000 FN QD
Canon EOS 1000 FN QD
Canon EOS 1000 FN QD
Canon EOS 1000 FN QD

I have the following copy:

Collection Number:                     C-209

Serial Number:                            5715107

Condition:                                    Excellent +

Camera Battery:                           2CR5

Back Battery:                                 CR2025

Notes:     In excellent condition, almost “mint”, and fully functional.