Canon Model IIF

Canon Model IIF
Canon Model IIF
Canon Model IIF

Your camera would appear to be a Model IIF. It has the following distinguishing features:

  • No Model Name on Camera
  • Top Shutter Speed 1/500th
  • Has Slow Speed Dial
  • Has one piece View Selector Lever
  • Has Side Rail
  • Hi and Low Speeds split at 1/25th
  • No Slow Speed Dial Lock, No “X” Position

Dates: July 1953 thru March 1955

Produced: 11,900

Ser. Nos.:  84380 to 166050


Most IIF’s were sold thru US Army PX stores and other such outlets. It was a common camera among occasional users and as a result there are many on the market in fine condition.

During production many small changes were introduced without changing the name. The E-P symbol in a diamond came into general use around early 1954 and so the majority of IIF’s have this mark but there are many that do not.

Some IIF’s were model identified on the inner loading diagram where “Model II-F” appeared in a rectangular outline just below the image of the film leader. The earliest ones, however, were not so marked.