Canon IIS2                                                                                                                          
Manufacturer:
Canon Camera Company

Country of origin:

Produced:

Number made:

Serial no. range:

Shutter speeds:

Standard lens:

Japan

1955 - 1956

16575

170000 - 227000

T,1,2,5,15,X,30 (slow speed dial) B,30,X,60,100,200,500

Canon 1.5, 1.8, 2.8 (all 50mm)

This camera is an improved version of the llS (new range of shutter speeds and a modified viewfinder). It is synchronized for flash at 1/45 (FP and X) and also has side mounted flash synchronisation, for use with a special bulb flash unit. The one-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. There is a film type reminder built into the film wind-on knob.

The baseplate is removable, to allow film loading.

The top of the camera has the following inscription:

A serial number appears to the right of this.
The engraving on the film advance and rewind knobs consists of vertical lines.
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