The Camera’s Slow Speed Dial has a Lock
Of all the rangefinder models there are only five cameras with this set of characteristics. We only need one more distinguishing feature to tell them apart.
The five possibilities are:
- No Model designation on Body
- Maximum Shutter speed 1/1000th
- Has Slow Speed Dial
- Highest Low Speed Dial Setting 1/25th
- Slow Speed Dial has no lock
|Canon 1950||Jul 1950||Canon IV||Apr 1951||Canon IV S||Dec 1951|
|Canon III||Feb 1951||Canon III A||Dec 1951|
Does your Camera have a Side Rail?
Canon developed a method of attaching a flash gun to their camera that was unique, and, in my view, ugly. It was a rail on the left side of the camera onto which the flash unit slid.
So what do you have?
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.