The Camera Shutter Speeds Divide at 1/25th second

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 a Side Rail
  • Shutter Speed Dials split at 1/25th Second
Model Date Model Date Model Date
Canon II F Jul 1953   Canon II S Feb 1954  

Quetion 8:

Does Slow Speed Dial have a Lock?

This camera has no lock on the Slow Speed Dial. You would find it at the twelve o’clock position if it had one.

This camera does have a lock on the slow speed dial. It is the small ball visible at the twelve o’clock position on the edge of the dial.

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.