A selection of featured Canon rangefinder RF camera models - 1940~1950
Canon S II, 1946/48 - MIR Digital Image Library

 


Seiki Kogaku (Canon) S-II rangefinder camera model, 1946

First version of the first post-war camera (production started with no.15,000), with rare and also very early Seiki-Kogaku Serenar1:3.5 f=5cm (adjusted to fit this S-II), original black and early hood engraved "SEIKI KOGAKU", shutter sticks. Approx. Year: c.1946

Rather confusing with some many identical model name, but this was began to market in 1946. The S II was probably so named because it was the successor to the camera which later came to be called the Canon S. It was the first new model after the post war period. It has a non-universal, threaded lens mount was identical to the Canon J's. Many of these were engraved with Made in Occupied Japan, MIOJ or w/name as SEIKI KOGAKU TOKYO. Another notable feature is, the camera used Canon's own SENENAR lenses. Ref: Canon Museum.

Type:- 35mm focal-plane shutter camera
Picture Size:- 24 x 36 mm
Normal Lens:- Serenar 50mm f/3.5, 50mm f/2
Lens Mount:- Non-universal and universal flanges (Leica mount) available
Shutter:- Two-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains. Single-axis rotating dial for 1, 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8 sec., and single-axis rotating dial for Z, 1/20, 1/30, 1/40, 1/60, 1/100, 1/200, and 1/500 sec.
Viewfinder:- Coincidence rangefinder integrated with reversed Galilean viewfinder. Finder magnification of 0.6x, base length of 38.5 mm, and finder coverage of approx. 85%.
Film Loading & Advance:- After baseplate removal, drop-in bottom loading. Advances with camera-top knob.
Frame Counter:- Manually set from 0 to 39 at base of camera-top rewind knob.
Film Rewind:- Camera-top knob
Dimensions &
Weight:- 135.5mm x 69.5mm x 30.2 mm, 450 g (with Serenar 50mm f/3.5)

Credit: Image(s) courtesy of Mr. Peter Coeln from LEICA Shop®, Austria who also operates a popular Westlicht Auction House. Image Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

Seiki Kogaku (Canon) S-II rangefinder camera model, 1946 First version of the first post-war camera (production started with no.15,000), with rare and also very early Seiki-Kogaku Serenar1:3.5 f=5cm  (adjusted to fit this S-II), original black and early h
Top camera control panel on Seiki Kogaku (Canon) S-II rangefinder camera model, 1946

Rear / back view of a 1946's Seiki Kogaku (Canon) S-II rangefinder camera model
A very early Seiki-Kogaku Serenar1:3.5 f=5cm  (adjusted to fit this S-II), original black and early hood engraved

Another Seiki Kogagu / Canon SII camera model with MIOJ marking:



Canon S-II Seiki-Kogaku Tokyo early camera with matching Seiki-Kogaku Serenar 3.5/5cm
Base view of MIOJ (made in Occupied Japan
Rear view of MIOJ Canon SII, 1947
 Seiki-Kogaku Serenar 3.5/5cm  on a Canon / Seiki Kogaku KK SII rangefinder camera model




Seiki-Kogaku Canon SII rangefinder camera model, 1947

An early S-II Canon Seiki-Kogaku Tokyo with matching Nippon-Kogaku Tokyo Nikkor-Q.C fcm f/3.5, this version uses a Canon own metal cap. Approx. Year: 1947

Credit: Image(s) courtesy of Mr. Peter Coeln from LEICA Shop®, Austria who also operates a popular Westlicht Auction House. Image Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

Seiki-Kogaku Canon S rangefinder camera model, 1942 An early Canon with extremely rare Nippon-Kogaku Nikkor 4.5/5cm (1:4.5 f=5cm) standard lens. Approx. Year: c.1942 

Seiki-Kogaku Canon S II rangefinder camera model, 1948

A similar model with b ase plate engraved: MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN, the lens used is a Serenar 3.5/5cm. It has an old type Canon leather case. Approx. Year: 1948 it is interesting to note the camera still bear with MIOJ engraving.

Credit: Image(s) courtesy of Mr. Peter Coeln from LEICA Shop®, Austria who also operates a popular Westlicht Auction House. Image Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.


Seiki-Kogaku Canon S II rangefinder camera model, 1948  A similar model with base plate engraved: MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN, the lens used is a Serenar 3.5/5cm. It  has an old type Canon leather case. Approx. Year: 1948
Back view of a Cann SII, 1948
Top camera pabnel for various controls on a SII rangefinder camera, 1948
Engraved MADE in OCCUPIED JAPAN (MIOJ)  late 1948

Brown leather camera case for Canon SII camera, 1948


previous Seiki Kogaku KK / Canon J camera mdoel | Index Page | 2/2

| Message Board |
for Nikon rangefinder Series Models

MIR Logo.gif


Home
- Photography in Malaysia

leofoo.Gif