According to the records in the archives of the company itself, after the war, another hundred copies of the Canon S were produced, but it was already called Canon SI.
During the war, supplier Seiki-Kogaku was evacuated far from the Canon plant itself. After the war, the company did not have the opportunity to supply itself with spare parts from afar - transport was in short supply. Then an American officer, who loved photography, came to the rescue, arranging the transportation of equipment from the supplier. For his help, Canon presented him with a variant of their SI model.
The design of the camera is identical to the pre-war version, although the coating of the body was much worse. Only 97 cameras were produced.
Complete lenswe had lenses, probably from what they could get their hands on. 50/2 Regno-Nikkor, 50 / 2,8 Nikkor, 50 / 3,5 Nikkor and 50 / 4,5 Nikkor were provided.
|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.
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 lever for 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 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)|
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