Camera has a Viewfinder Lever

Of all the rangefinder models there are only 3 cameras with this set of characteristics:

  • No Model designation on Body
  • Maximum Shutter speed 1/500th
  • No Slow Speed Dial
  • Has a View Finder Lever Selector
Model Date Model Date Model Date
Canon II A Mar 1952   Canon II AX Jun 1953   Canon II AF Jun 1953

Fifth Question:

Does your Camera have a Side Rail?

Some Canon Rangefinder cameras did not have a View Finder Lever under the rewind knob. It had no adjustment for field of view or the optics changed by some other means,

The side rail is obvious once you know what it is.

I think the camera is much more attractive without the rail.

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.