Canon Dial 35-2 (1968)

This is a Canon Dial 35-2, a compact scale focus camera made by Canon of Japan which shoots 18mm x 24mm half frame images on regular 35mm film.  The Canon Dial has not only a very unique body with a shutter priority automatic exposure metering system shaped like a rotary …

Canon 7 (1961)

This is a Canon 7, a 35mm rangefinder camera made by Canon starting in September 1961.  The Canon 7 would be the last new model to use the Leica Thread Mount which they had been using since the release of the Canon S-II in 1946.  Canon took a big risk …

Canon A35 F (1978)

This is a Canon A35 F, a 35mm rangefinder camera produced by Canon of Japan starting in March 1978.  The A35 F is notable as being the last manual focus rangefinder camera made by Canon, and the only rangefinder with an in-body electronic flash.  This camera is part of Canon’s …

Canon T90 (1986)

This review is part of the Cameras of the Dead series which I have been publishing every year on Halloween and “Halfway to” Halloween, featuring three cameras that I’ve wanted to review that either didn’t work, or was otherwise unable to shoot. I am republishing each of those individual reviews …

Canon T80 (1985)

This is a Canon T80, a 35mm SLR camera produced by Canon from April 1985 to June 1986.  It was Canon’s first attempt at Auto Focus in a SLR, using three special AC lenses developed for it which had a self contained Auto Focus motor in each lens.  The T80 …

Canonet G-III QL17 (1977)

This is a Canonet G-III QL17 fixed lens 35mm rangefinder camera.  It was the last in a line of successful Canonet rangefinder cameras starting with the original Canonet from 1961.  This model was made between 1972 and the summer of 1982 and sold over 1.2 million copies worldwide.  The G-III in …

Canon IV Sb (1952)

This is a Canon IV Sb 35mm rangefinder camera, produced by the Canon Camera Corporation of Tokyo, Japan starting in December 1952.  The IV Sb was the world’s first 35mm camera to support flash sync for both flash bulbs and electronic X-sync through Canon’s proprietary rail mounted flash shoe.  It …

Canon MC Gallery Update

In June 2018, I took a look at a high performance compact point and shoot camera made by Canon called the MC.  The MC had a feature set comparable to the Pentax PC35AF and Ricoh FF-90 Super which I had also previously reviewed. Although a handsome and well featured model, …

Canonflex R2000 (1960)

This is a Canonflex R2000, a 35mm SLR made by Canon of Japan and was produced between the years 1960 and 1964.  The Canonflex R2000, along with an economy model called the Canonflex RP both replaced the original Canonflex from 1959 which was Canon’s answer to the Nikon F.  It …