Camera has No Slow Speed Dial
Of all the rangefinder models there are only 6 cameras with this set of characteristics:
- No Model designation on Body
- Maximum Shutter speed 1/500th
- No Slow Speed Dial
|Canon J||Jan 1939||Canon J II||Dec 1945||Canon II AF||Jun 1953|
|Canon NS||1940||Canon II A||Mar 1952||Canon II AX||Jun 1953|
Does the Camera have a View Finder Lever?
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,
On the left side of the top plate, under the rewind knob, this camera has a View Finder Lever. This changes the optical magnification in the View Finder to simulate various focal lengths of lens.
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.