The Canon S was a camera of high build quality and reliability. Japanese rangefinder camera for 135 type film, an improved version of the Hansa Canon model.

The frame counter was moved from the front cover of the machine to the top, to the film rewind handle, allowing an additional mechanism to be placed to help gateu work out long exposures.

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Also, due to changes in design, the top cover consisted of two parts, unlike the Hansa Canon model. To simplify the work with the camera, the lever of the long exposure mechanism was placed on the front panel of the camera. shutter.

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The camera has undergone not only external, but also internal changes. For example, excerpts were implemented shutter from 1 to 1/20 second. The camera came with a Nikkor f / 3.5 lens, Nikkor f / 2 (Sonnar type with 6 elements in 3 groups), Nikkor f / 2.8 (Tessar type with 4 elements in 3 groups), and Nikkor f lenses were available separately for purchase. /4.5 (Tessar type with 4 elements in 3 groups). Fastening lens to the camera - Nikon RF

Camera Specifications

Camera type 35mm camera with focal point gateohm
Print size 24 x 36 mm
Lens included Nikkor 50mm f / 3.5 (Tessar with 4 elements in 3 groups), Nikkor 50mm f / 2.8, 50mm f / 2, 50mm f / 4.5 were also available
Mount lens Nikon RF bayonet mount
Shutter Biaxial focal gate with fabric curtains.
Control lever gateohm for exposures 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 sec.
The shutter speed dial contains Z (Zeit or bulb), 1/20, 1/30, 1/40, 1/60, 1/100, 1/200, 1/500 sec.
Viewfinder Rangefinder with image matching, retractable reverse Galileo viewfinder.
Loading Film After removing the bottom cover, the film cassette is inserted inward.
Frame counter Manual entry from 0 to 39 on the top of the camera, next to the film rewind disc.
Film rewind Rewind knob on top cover
Dimensions and weight 136 x 69 x 30.5 mm, 700 g (Nikkor 50mm f / 3.5 lens)

The price tag of the camera depended on lens included:
480 yen (with Nikkor 50mm f / 2.8, lens hood, 2 film cassettes, case)
550 yen with Nikkor 50mm f / 2,
390 yen with Nikkor 50mm f / 3.5
335 yen with Nikkor 50mm f / 4.5

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