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Canon L1 Black (Repainted) 35mm Rangefinder Camera Body

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Canon L1 Black (Repainted) 35mm Rangefinder Camera Body Description

Details

The L1 was marketed at the same time as the VT Deluxe. Instead of a winding trigger on the bottom, there was a film advance lever on the top. The self-timer was omitted. Thus having no outstanding protrusions, the external design was clean-cut. Along with the Canon 8T cine camera, the L1 was the first camera to receive the Good Design Award which was just instituted by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

The cloth shutter curtain in early production cameras was later replaced by a thin stainless steel curtain for better durability and resistance to pinhole burns caused by direct sunlight entering the lens. 

KEH Specifications

  • Model: L1
  • Body Type: Rangefinder  
  • Material: Chome color or black paint per description, metal and leather
  • Viewfinder Frames: Coincidence rangefinder integrated with reversed Galilean viewfinder rotatable to set one of three magnifications. Accessory shoe's parallax correction pin coupled to lens draw to adjust accessory finder.
  • Preview: No
  • Compatible Lenses:  39mm screwmount
  • Shutter Speeds:  Two-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains. Single-axis rotating dial for T, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, and 1/30 sec., and single-axis rotating dial (with index) for X, B, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, and 1/1000 sec. Equipped with shutter safety lock.
  • Flash Sync: FP-, M-F, and X-sync (lever-switchable)
  • Flash Connection Type:  sync contacts and bayonet terminal socket on camera side
  • Film Advance:  Lever on top (single or partial stroke)
  • Motor Capable: No
  • Meter: No
  • Dimension:  5.7 x 3 x 1.34 inches
  • Weight:  32.27 oz (with 50mm f1.2)
  • Years Produced: 1957 - 
  • Battery:  None
  • Country of Origin:   Japan

Specifications

General information

Brand Name Canon

Lens

Autofocus No

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Canon S

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