Canon S-II                                                                                                                           
Canon Camera Company

Country of origin:


Number made:

Serial no. range:

Shutter speeds:

Standard lens:


1946 - 1949

7500 approx.

15000 - 23375 (but see below)

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

Nikkor 3.5/50, and later Serenar 3.5/50 and 2/50

This camera was produced in two versions - Seiki Kogaku and Canon. Engraving on the top plate was originally Canon with Seiki Kogaku underneath. In 1947 the company name was changed to Canon Camera Company Ltd and the engraving altered to Canon with Canon Camera Company Ltd underneath.

In general, Seiki Kogaku models have formed metal bodies, although a number of the later ones are die-cast.

Serial numbers of Seiki Kogaku versions fall within the range 15000 to 18000, whilst Canon versions are within the range 15700 to 23375.

The engraving on the film advance and rewind knobs consists of a diamond pattern.
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