The Canon IIB was positioned as the successor to the SII and had a Leica-compatible mount lens, cost 60 thousand yen.
The original model designation (IIb) was changed to Canon IIB shortly after its release. A striking innovation in this model was the ability to enlarge the image in the viewfinder from 0,67x to 1,5x. The values were set with a small lever next to the viewfinder. The camera was highly praised for this innovation.
Mount lens has been unified with Leica. Later, injection molding was introduced into production, which made it possible to increase the accuracy of processing the bodies and reduce the weight of the camera as a whole. The camera came with a Serenar 50mm f1,9 lens.
|Camera type||35mm camera with focal point gateohm|
|Print size||24 x 36 mm|
|Lens included||Serenar 50mm f / 1,9 (Planar (dual Gaussian lens) with 6 elements in 4 groups)|
|Mount lens||Unified threaded connection (M39)|
|Shutter||Biaxial focal gate with fabric curtains.
The main shutter speed dial contains Z (Zeit or bulb), 1/20, 1/30, 1/40, 1/60, 1/100, 1/200, 1/500 sec.
Additional disc for 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 sec.
|Viewfinder||Rangefinder with image coincidence combined with a viewfinder of the type "Galileo return tube" with the possibility of
zoom in on the image
|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, under the film rewind knob|
|Film rewind||Rewind knob on top cover|
|Dimensions and weight||135.5 x 69.5 x 30.2, 630 g (Serenar 50mm f / 1.9 lens)|
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