The Camera has a One Piece View Finder Lever

The view finder lever was originally a two piece affair

Of all the rangefinder models there are only 7 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
Model Date   Model Date   Model Date
Canon II D Oct 1952   Canon II S Feb 1954   Canon II S2 Feb 1955
Canon II D1 Oct 1952   Canon II D2 Mar 1955   Canon II F2 Jun 1955
Canon II F Jul 1953            


Sixth Question:

Does the Camera have a Side Rail?

The Side Rail was a flash gun mount on the left end of the camera on which to mount the flash. There were built in sync contacts that connected the flash unit to the electrical contacts in the camera.

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.