Canon IIB                                                                                                                            
Canon Camera Company
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1949 - 1952


21050 - 42400

1,2,4,8,20 (slow speed dial) B,20,30,40,60,100,200,500

Serenar 3.5/50 and 1.9/50

The two-piece lever next to the rewind knob operates the optical finder, which covers 50mm (F), 100mm (1 x) and 135mm (1.5 x) focal lengths. This was the first Canon camera to incorporate this type of finder, and it was also the first with a die-cast body. A screw head is visible in the centre of the slow speed dial.

The baseplate is removable, to allow film loading.This model does not have flash synchronization.

The top of the camera has the following inscription:

A serial number appears to the right of this, in front of the flash shoe.
The engraving on the film advance and rewind knobs consists of a diamond pattern.
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