Canon VL2                                                                                                                          
Manufacturer:
Canon Camera Company

Country of origin:

Produced:

Number made:

Serial no. range:

Shutter speeds:


Standard lens:

Japan

1958

8450

527000 - 585000

T,1,2,4,8,15,30 (slow speed dial)
B,30, X,60,125,250,500

Canon 1.8 or 2.8 (both 50mm)

The VL2 is a cheaper version of the Canon VL . It differs in having a film rewind knob instead of a crank and a top speed of 1/500 (1/1000 on the VL).

Earlier Canon rangefinders (starting with the IIB) have a lever next to the rewind knob which operates the optical finder. This changed with the introduction, on the VT, of a finder window on the top plate in line with the viewfinder. A wheel to the side of the viewfinder sets the finder and moves an arrow in the finder window to one of three positions. These are marked 50, 35 and RF. This finder is also found on the VL2.

The top of the camera has the following inscription:

A serial number appears to the right of this.
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