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Canon IV F
France Version française
Photos by JPG text by JPG. From the collection of JPG. Last update 2012-01-30 par Eric Borel.

Manufactured or assembled in Japan from 1951 to 1952.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 10526

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Chronology of cameras Canon 

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Canon IVF was produced December 1951 to August 1952.
Number of specimens: approximately 2,000.

The IVF is to the IV, which the IIIA was for III.
Very many hydrides exists between these two models.

Compared to the IV:

The magnifying glass of focusing of the rangefinder is operatedby a new lever made up of only one part
The button of cocking has a window of recall of the type of film used

Principal characteristics:

Serial numbers: 52610 to 69000
Interchangeable lenses with the Leica standard screwing of 39mm and coupled with the rangefinder.
Rangefinder viewfinder combined for 50mm. No frame nor of correction of parallax. Round telemetric Image.
Magnifying glass of focusing of the rangefinder with 3 positions: F - 1x and 1.5x, actuated by a lever made up of only one part.
Focal plane shutter, allowing fast speeds, of the 1/25s to the 1/1000s + T, by serrated roller on the hood and slow speeds of 1s to the 1/25s by separated serrated roller, located on the front face of the body.
35mm for exposures 24x36mm
Socket of flash synchronization on side rail, for flash “M.-bulb - F”.
Loading by the sole.
The button of cocking has a window of recall of the type of film used
Standard lens Canon Serenar 50mm f1.8. New and superb the f1.5 is available for the last models.

Picture one: IVF - n°: 68135
with new Canon SERENAR - f1.5-16 of 50mm

Picture two: detail of the socket synchro flash on the rail of the body
 

Canon IV F
IVF - n° : 68135 avec le nouveau Canon SERENAR – f1.5-16 de 50mm


Canon IV F
Détail de la prise synchro flash sur le rail du boîtier