Hello! And thank you so much for the info below and so SO much for whatever info you can offer.
Late last year my grandfather passed away. As we were cleaning out his things and moving stuff around we came across a camera, naturally being a professional photographer in the family this is something that I inherited without knowing what I was getting. Again doing research, searching the Internet, trying to find books, and contacting other places that would Service and take a look at it. KEH said that it would be best if I just hold onto it for now until I figured out exactly what it was, and referred me to your form. So here I am, hoping that I can still find some background information on this camera and get a little bit more insight into exactly what it is that I have.
All I know is that it's pretty rare, it's pretty awesome, near perfect condition that everything still works. I can even click the shutter on it and get the viewfinder two raise if I like. Its all a Little sticky, and I would love to find somebody that can clean it up so that it still works well. Even though I may never end up taking any photographs with it, depending on what everyone advises me to do.
Here is a link with the photos of the camera - http://moiraecreatives.pixieset.com/...nsrangefinder/
I also found this - http://www.cameramanuals.org/canon_p...ii_d_iv_s2.pdf
Page 31 & 32 show the diff models.
It's def not the first S, but could be any of the other (3) - The lens matches closest to the 1942-45 model, BUT this camera still has a Nikkor lens vs Canon's Serenar. . . . but THIS (http://collectiblend.com/Cameras/Canon/Canon-S-I.html
) would explain why. Post war there were only 100 of these cameras made and were all made from leftover parts.
This is all super exciting to me. I'm hoping that it's exciting to you all as well. . . .I know it might not have much to do with the camera, but here's a photo of my grandfather around the time that he would have owned the camera. Infact, now that I'm thinking about it, I wonder if I can find a photo of him with it! ( http://moiraecreatives.pixieset.com/...otos/navydays/
Thank you all so so so so much for any information that you can offer, I'm happy to return the favor with whatever knowledge I could possibly find.