Camera has 1/500th Second Shutter Speed
Of all the rangefinder models there are only 19 cameras with this set of characteristics. We have some work to do. The 19 are:
- No Model designation on Body
- Maximum Shutter speed 1/500th
|Canon J||Jan 1939||Canon II C||Mar 1951||Canon VL2||Jan 58|
|Canon NS||1940||Canon II A||Mar 1952||Canon II F2||Jun 1955|
|Canon JS||Apr 1945||Canon II D||Oct 1952||Canon II D2||Mar 1955|
|Canon J II||Dec 1945||Canon II D1||Oct 1952||Canon II S2||Feb 1955|
|Canon S I||Dec 1945||Canon II AF||Jun 1953||Canon II S||Feb 1954|
|Canon S II||Oct 1946||Canon II AX||Jun 1953||Canon II F||Jul 1953|
|Canon II B||Jan 1949|
Does the Camera have a Slow Speed Dial?
For reasons I won’t go into right now the early cameras, and not only canons but even the Leicas they were copiying, had two dials for speed settings. The one on the top deck was the high speed dial and it set speeds from a 25th or a 30th and faster. On the front of the camera was another dial and it set speeds lower than those on the top or high speed 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.