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Canon IIB Chrome 35mm Rangefinder Camera Body

***Lens not included
Canon Cameras
KEH Model# 216071

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Canon IIB Chrome 35mm Rangefinder Camera Body Description


Billed as the successor to the Canon S II, this camera was first called the "S IIb." The designation was soon changed to "II B."The hallmark feature was the three-mode optical viewfinder. It had a positive and negative lens element in an optical block which rotated to change the viewfinder magnification. A lever could set one of three magnifications from 0.67x to 1.5x to match the focal length of the interchangeable lens. This feature received very high acclaim.

The lens mount was a universal, threaded flange compatible with Leica. Later in the production, a new diecast body was used to maintain precision and improve mass productivity. Development of the fast Serenar 50mm f/1.9 lens (6 elements in 4 groups, Gauss-type) was also completed and bundled with the II B as the standard lens. Not included with body only. 

KEH Specifications

  • Model: Canon IIB
  • Body Type:   Rangefinder
  • Material: Metal
  • Viewfinder Frames: 3 settings
  • Preview: No
  • Compatible Lenses:  39mm screwmount
  • Shutter Speeds:  1-1500th sec
  • Flash Sync: No
  • Flash Connection Type:  None
  • Film Advance:  Knob
  • Motor Capable: No
  • Meter: No
  • Dimension:  135.5 x 71.5 x 30.2 mm or 5.33 x 2.8 x 1.2 inches
  • Weight:  22.2 oz or 630g with Serenar 50 f/1.9 lens
  • Years Produced: 1949
  • Battery:  No
  • Country of Origin:   Japan


General information

Brand Name Canon
Product information

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Canon S