Canon IVF and IVS                                                                                                  
Manufacturer:
Canon Camera Company

Country of origin:

Produced:

Number made:

Serial no. range:

Shutter speeds:

Standard lens:

Japan

1951 - 1952

IVF - 2000+, IVS - 4900

52610 - 69000

T,1,2,4,8,25 (slow speed dial) B,40,60,100,200,500,1000

Serenar 1.8/50

These models are similar to the IIIA, but with the addition of side mounted flash synchronisation, for use with a special bulb flash unit. Externally, the IVF and IVS are identical. The IVF does, however, have a built-up interior wall next to the film supply chamber whilst on the IVS this wall is flat and die cast.

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. 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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