The Camera has No Side Rail
Of all the rangefinder models there are only 2 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 No Side Rail
- Has a Film Speed Reminder Dial
|Canon II D1||Oct 1952||Canon II D2||Mar 1955|
Does the Camera have a Slow Speed Dial Lock?
Some cameras had a small lock on the slow speed dial to prevent it from being moved accidentally.
This is an example of a camera with no film speed reminder dial. This was often left off as an economy measure on the less expensive models.
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.