The Camera has a Side Rail

Of all the rangefinder models there are only 4 cameras with this set of characteristics. They are:

  • No Model designation on Body
  • Maximum Shutter speed 1/500th
  • Has a Slow Speed Dial
  • Has a One Piece View Finder Lever
  • Has a Side Rail
Model Date Model Date Model Date
Canon II F Jul 1953   Canon II S Feb 1954   Canon II S2 Feb 1955
Canon II F2 Jun 1955    

Quetion 7:

What is the Highest Speed on the Slow Speed Dial?

The Low Speed Dial controls the camera speeds below a certain dividing point. Above that point the high speed dial rules, below that speed, the low speed dial rules. The speed where they pass control to each other is the highest speed on the Slow Speed Dial.

This camera has no Side Rail

The Side Rail can be seen on the left end of the camera.

If you make a wrong selection you can go back one step or all the way to the beginning one step at a time. If you simply get lost or want to look up another camera you can go straight to the beginning again and start over. Or, if you feel you don’t need all the explanations you can go to the Rapid Finder. You get the same questions but in abbreviated form with no discussion or photos.