Canon VT de luxe                                                                                                           
Canon Camera Company

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1957 - 1958


540000 - 560000

T,1,2,4,8,15,30 (slow speed dial)
B,30, X,60,125,250,500,1000

Canon 1.2, 1.5, 1.8, 2.8 (all 50mm)

The VT de luxe is an improved version of the VT (a rewind crank replaced the knob on the VT). A hinged back is fitted to allow film loading and a lever is provided in the baseplate to facilitate rapid film advance (also found on the VIT, VT and VT deluxe M). The name appears on the front of the baseplate.

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 of the VT, which has 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.

built-in self-timer is fitted. Flash synchronisation is provided for FP, M or X.

The top of the camera has the following inscription:

A serial number appears to the right of this, in front of the flash shoe, and the rear of the camera is engraved "CANON CAMERA COMPANY INC JAPAN"
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