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Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-09-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Just had confirmation from an expert in Japan...

Hi
Just had confirmation from an expert in Japan who specialises in the early Seiki era of Canon Inc.
The first version came out in August 1936 and was originally a Vulture showing the legs/talons...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-08-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By CanonRFinder
Further to "Darinwc"query on the Seiki...

Further to "Darinwc"query on the Seiki (1937-1947-08) & Canon EAGLE (1947-09 to ?) mark.
Had a quick gander at what I have, and it amazed me that the "Seiki Eagle" appeared on so few of Canons early...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi, the earliest item I own with the "Seiki...

Hi, the earliest item I own with the "Seiki Eagle" is a 1939 fingerprint camera which is explained in my book on page 126.
Going through Hayato's book the earliest item I can see with a Seiki Eagle...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 12-26-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Herb Interesting question you have raised...

Hi Herb
Interesting question you have raised regarding the “size” of the tripod screw hole.
I hadn’t really looked at it any detail as the baseplate is part of the camera and I was more interested...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 12-10-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By CanonRFinder
Further information to above post is what the...

Further information to above post is what the cost of that lens would be to a working person.
I am using Australian currency which at the time (1957) was in £.s.p (Pound, shilling, pence) and this...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 12-10-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By CanonRFinder
Canon RF 85mm f/1.5 production numbers

A few collectors and users have been asking about production numbers of some CANON RF lenses. Since I produced my book back in 2008, I have managed to collect two OFFICIAL Canon Inc Counter Books,...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 12-24-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2,088
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi These are SUPER RARE and to date I think only...

Hi

These are SUPER RARE and to date I think only came in three sizes .

I own two which the largest size being 57.59mm and the small one measuring 39.84mm.

The small one has the early "C" as in...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 12-05-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,627
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Thanks for the compliment on my book it...

Hi

Thanks for the compliment on my book it makes ALL the 9yrs of research worth the effort.

I read your description of your T7 100mm f/3.5 lens with interest and noted your pointers about your...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 07-27-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,205
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi There are FOUR versions or as I call them...

Hi
There are FOUR versions or as I call them "TYPES" and yours is a T4.
According to my Official Canon Inc Counter book only 1329 of these 5cm f/2 lenses were produced.
In my book, I hypothesised...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-25-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By CanonRFinder
Nice win and it is a IVSB or as it was sold in...

Nice win and it is a IVSB or as it was sold in the USA...an IVS2. ALL look in near MINT condition. The finder is commonly known as a Universal Finder. Accessories for the Canon Rangefinders...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-15-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,205
Posted By CanonRFinder
The camera is an S-II and is reasonably late in...

The camera is an S-II and is reasonably late in the production and would have "Canon Camera Company Ltd" on the top. On the baseplate it will have "Made in Occupied Japan" and may have <CPO> in a red...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-15-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 8,385
Posted By CanonRFinder
Peter D was my inspiration and teacher when I...

Peter D was my inspiration and teacher when I embarked on writing a book on Canon Rangefinder Lenses which was finally produced in 2008. I only met Peter once back in 2004 but the distance was...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 10-07-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 4,972
Posted By CanonRFinder
Sorry should have said that Canon NEVER produced...

Sorry should have said that Canon NEVER produced a lens marked as so but did produce the 50mm f/1.8 and many other M39 lenses marked with either Seiki Kogaku/Serenar/Canon Lens.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 09-30-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 4,972
Posted By CanonRFinder
Canon NEVER produced a lens like this and WHY...

Canon NEVER produced a lens like this and WHY would they as ALL there lenses at that time fitted the Leica M39 mount. There is no mention in official Canon documentation about such a series of...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-09-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,868
Posted By CanonRFinder
Some more observations WHY this is a fake. The...

Some more observations WHY this is a fake.

The IVSB2 was released in July 1954 and delisted in July 1956.

The Lenses marked "SERENAR" were dropped by Canon in March 1953 and from April 1953 ALL...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-09-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,868
Posted By CanonRFinder
NOT A CANON INC Black camera but a repaint done...

NOT A CANON INC Black camera but a repaint done by an expert in doing that type of thing.

Canon only made THREE black IVSB and as "Mackinaw"mentioned. A third appeared in the USA quite a few years...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-08-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 35,288
Posted By CanonRFinder
Anyone else requiring a book can just email...

Anyone else requiring a book can just email me.
Those living OS and purchasing a book PayPal is the way to go as I will send them a PayPal invoice requesting funds.

Those living in OZ a direct...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-08-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 35,288
Posted By CanonRFinder
My Pleasure.

My Pleasure.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-06-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 35,288
Posted By CanonRFinder
Vincent It's on its way so let me know when you...

Vincent It's on its way so let me know when you get it. Cheers Peter
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-27-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 5,821
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi In my book on Canon RF lenses I weighed the...

Hi
In my book on Canon RF lenses I weighed the various lenses without caps. The 100mm f/3.5 chrome black came in at 184g while the all black came in at 224g. I used a good set of digital scales...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 07-17-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3,450
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi I can confirm it is a Canon "S" and dates...

Hi
I can confirm it is a Canon "S" and dates 1939-40?
The case is interesting as it belongs to a Canon Original or Hansa because of the large cut-out near the nose portion on the case.
The...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-06-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 43,615
Posted By CanonRFinder
J Thread

Hi easiest way to determine a "J" thread camera is to try and fit a Leica m39 lens to the SK S-II body. If it doesn't fit then it is a J thread camera body. There should be no MIOJ marking on the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-21-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 43,615
Posted By CanonRFinder
My IIAF #94691. 101560

My IIAF #94691.

101560
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-21-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,141
Posted By CanonRFinder
It small plate was more of a protection for the...

It small plate was more of a protection for the back of the bottom loaders as hit in that spot could damage the back or bend it inwards. The back loaders had the pressure plate for protection.
In my...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-16-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 18,785
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi John I own one of those 35mm f/1.8...

Hi John

I own one of those 35mm f/1.8 prototypes (8103) and there are diffrences in the info on the front and rings pg 54 in my book. Third 35mm f/1.8 RF lens ever made.:):D:p;)

Cheers Peter
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-16-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 35,288
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Sure am using the AU$. Odd how the CDN$ and...

Hi

Sure am using the AU$.

Odd how the CDN$ and AU$ always seem to go hand-in-hand with currency fluctuations.

If you live in CDN then I declare the book with a value of $20 AUS so as avoid some...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-13-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 35,288
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Sorry was away for three months walking the...

Hi
Sorry was away for three months walking the Camino across the top of Spain. Then the festive season and so on but now getting back to some sort of normality.
People can email me...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-13-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Sorry was away for three months walking the...

Hi
Sorry was away for three months walking the Camino across the top of Spain. Then the festive season and so but now getting back to some sort of normality.
People can email me...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-15-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 35,288
Posted By CanonRFinder
Sorry my son who runs the website is away for...

Sorry my son who runs the website is away for some time.

Check out the following link for eBay sales of my...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 09-15-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 30,595
Posted By CanonRFinder
I recently added my first black RF camera to my...

I recently added my first black RF camera to my collection so I mounted and even rarer black 35mm f/1.8 onto my model 7.
This model 7 is from the last batch of black model 7 produced.
I have ...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 06-26-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 2,250
Posted By CanonRFinder
HYBRID VL or L2 or L1 or VL2

We can discount that it is an L2 because the L2 has a "Wing rewind" and 500 top shutter speed and no self timer.

We can discount that it is an L1 because the L1 does not have a self timer.

We can...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 06-26-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,450
Posted By CanonRFinder
I Think what has happened is that all the parts...

I Think what has happened is that all the parts from an IVSB have been put onto an IVSB2 top plate. I am keeping a data list on the origins of these hybrids which seem to be coming out of Japan.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 06-26-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,450
Posted By CanonRFinder
Ring in IVSB

Here is a camera with all the attributes of an IVSB but with an IVSB2 serial numbered top...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-21-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,500
Posted By CanonRFinder
To date that Original Canon 'Hansa" hasn't had a...

To date that Original Canon 'Hansa" hasn't had a bid yet and will be surprised if it gets any.

If you would like to see a 1936/37 MINT in BOX CANON HANSA with all the fruit then check out Westlicht...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 04-01-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 5,079
Posted By CanonRFinder
Touche...on that as well?

Touche...on that as well?
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-23-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,495
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Harry, Long time no hear so its good to see...

Hi Harry,

Long time no hear so its good to see you back. Hope all is well now.

I did a "Company Locations" on page 15 of my book and also mentioned them in the "Canon Company Timeline” on page...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-14-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Jim, "Another spanner in the works" as the...

HI Jim,

"Another spanner in the works" as the saying goes!
This lens has all the attributes of a T3, EXCEPT the serial #.
Why an early serial number on a T3 beats me.
The only thing I would have a...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-14-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 5,079
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi As "Franks "mentioned there was only one 28mm...

Hi

As "Franks "mentioned there was only one 28mm f/2.8 lens Canon manufactured and it was always chrome. I have recorded three versions but the schematics are all the same.
I had never heard of...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-14-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 3,491
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi. This is a new one for me as I have never...

Hi.

This is a new one for me as I have never seen it on any other Canon RF lens.
If the lens was a replacement then usually Canon would issue another lens with the same serial number but include a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Canon never made a hood for the 28mm lenses as...

Hi
Canon never made a hood for the 28mm lenses as the lens elements were set way back in the barrel. A flat 40mm UV filter would protect the lens if that is what you’re concerned about. Cheers Peter
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-26-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,655
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Nope, saw it on the black camera link here...

Hi
Nope, saw it on the black camera link here

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=126670

but forgot to reply to the guy in Japan.

I checked out my official Canon Price list...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-25-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,655
Posted By CanonRFinder
Last pic of the set 94784

Last pic of the set
94784
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-25-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,655
Posted By CanonRFinder
Here are pics of the three variations of the 85mm...

Here are pics of the three variations of the 85mm f1.5 hood. T1 hood is UBER rare as I have only seen one other in 20yrs of searching. T2 and T3 are about even. The change in the "C" happened around...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-25-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,655
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi. Nope, it is an early T3 but does close the...

Hi.

Nope, it is an early T3 but does close the gap up between a T2 and T3. Once I get a close enough gap then I can tell an approx on how many T2 and T3 were produced. The T2 was a solid chrome...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-25-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,821
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi, If you can supply a pic of the back to show...

Hi,

If you can supply a pic of the back to show position of the screw head under the accessory shoe as well as the serial #.Also tell me if there is red infill in the items I indicated in the...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-25-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,821
Posted By CanonRFinder
1949 model IIB

During my research when I recorded the serial number of a lens, I also recorded the camera model and body serial # along with any markings found on that camera.

At the completion of my lens book I...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-25-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,387
Posted By CanonRFinder
It's OK I am used to many variations of my name....

It's OK I am used to many variations of my name.

Bit of topic but a classic case when it came to spelling our name.

Many moons ago when the family was holidaying in Malaysia we supposed to be...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-25-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,387
Posted By CanonRFinder
Thanks guys for the welcome. I have some pretty...

Thanks guys for the welcome.

I have some pretty BIG shoes to fill whose knowledge on Canon Cameras is unsurpassed. Peter Dechert has been my mentor in many things and was very helpful when I was...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-02-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 1,696
Posted By CanonRFinder
Canon Rangefinder Holder Article

HI All. I notice a question on the holders and below is a finished but unedited section on the holders I was doing for the accessory book. This is now "dead in the water" due to the cost factor and...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 12-02-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 30,595
Posted By CanonRFinder
Canon RF BLACK Lenses

Hi Stephen,
Nice camera and I have still to get a black example for my collection BUT I have managed to procure the three black lenses.
These are a 35mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.8 and a 50mm f/1.2 and these...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-24-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 3,838
Posted By CanonRFinder
prices in Aus dollars. email is: flotsam AT eon...

prices in Aus dollars. email is: flotsam AT eon DOT net DOT au[/quote]

This post was seven years ago and I was the above email connection but it has been defunct for sometime. All that gear was...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-22-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 35,288
Posted By CanonRFinder
Thanks Dexdog...but alas there will not be a...

Thanks Dexdog...but alas there will not be a second or third book on Accessories or Cameras due the costs involved.

As that old saying goes

"Once bitten, twice shy"...:bang:

If ANYONE want any...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-22-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 35,288
Posted By CanonRFinder
Sure can [email protected] sort of...

Sure can

[email protected]

sort of gives away that I'm a Canon RF nut:D:D:D
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-21-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 35,288
Posted By CanonRFinder
My son in Victoria OZ who is the server is having...

My son in Victoria OZ who is the server is having problems with the electricity in the house they just moved into and the mains box may have to be changed.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-21-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 35,288
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Stephen, Thanks for the plug on my book and...

Hi Stephen, Thanks for the plug on my book and buying it via my website. Guess you have seen an example?. Cheers Peter
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-21-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 35,288
Posted By CanonRFinder
It is up and running again and thanks to those...

It is up and running again and thanks to those who have bought my book. Cheers Peter
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-20-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 4,829
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Dan, Yep...I have two of them. The only...

Hi Dan,

Yep...I have two of them.

The only difference between the two is the engraving is smaller on one of them, other than that they are the same.

I will add some pics tomorrow.

I have a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-20-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 4,829
Posted By CanonRFinder
1950 IID IIA IIAF IIAX VL VL2 Hi Mike,

1950
IID
IIA
IIAF
IIAX
VL
VL2

Hi Mike,
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-12-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,176
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Brian, Your spot on. I have made an error in...

Hi Brian, Your spot on. I have made an error in my book where I have the number of blades for the black lenses at 6.

So those who have my book pencil in the number "10" aperture blades for the 35mm...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-26-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 986
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi, It is a model S-II and was released either...

Hi,

It is a model S-II and was released either late in 1947 or early in 1948.

That shutter release collar was common on most models before the model III when the flared collar became the norm....
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-23-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,138
Posted By CanonRFinder
Oly E-PL1 + Sigma 16mm f/2.8 photos

Hi,

First submission to the 4/3 fraternity. All I used with the lens was the internal filter supplied with the lens and a Pentax K mount adaptor. Really like the soft waxy feel of the petals in the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-31-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,079
Posted By CanonRFinder
Ah...that how I got into collecting (1994) when I...

Ah...that how I got into collecting (1994) when I noticed two of my Canon 135mm f/4 LTM lenses I had picked up had different layouts on the ID ring. As I was an ex Philatelist that meant finding out...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-28-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 35,288
Posted By CanonRFinder
Ok Guys and Gals or Gentlemen and Ladies to us...

Ok Guys and Gals or Gentlemen and Ladies to us older guys.

I have discounted my book to $60.00 per book. :)

Due to the Global Financial Meltdown in 2008 when the book came out :bang: plus...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-22-2011
Replies: 83
Views: 9,582
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Raid, I checked with the seller when the...

Hi Raid,

I checked with the seller when the original auction was running as I wanted a pic of the rear of the lens as I wasn't sure what it was.

He replied with about four pics of the back and it...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-03-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,202
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Benny, Send me a pic OL when you get a chance...

Hi Benny,

Send me a pic OL when you get a chance and I will add it to my list of 100mm f/3.5 hoods..Peter
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-03-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi, Most early Canon RF cameras came down to OZ...

Hi,

Most early Canon RF cameras came down to OZ or NZ via the Australian and New Zealand military personnel/units who were attached to the British Occupation forces after the cessation of WWII and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-30-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,202
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Dexdog and others, Back on line after a...

Hi Dexdog and others,

Back on line after a computer crash and getting around Window 7 among other things.

There are actually 6 (4 x 34mm, 1 x 36mm and 1 x 40mm) variations of hoods for the RF 100mm...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-23-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,579
Posted By CanonRFinder
UHOH7, Your analogy on ski designs took me...

UHOH7,

Your analogy on ski designs took me straight back to surfboard design. Now the Mals are back in vogue and we have the third generation buying them and enjoying them...only wish they would...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-21-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,579
Posted By CanonRFinder
I doubt if Canon will go down that track and is...

I doubt if Canon will go down that track and is one reason why I recently purchased an Olympus E-PL1 (4/3 digital) with adapters so I can use my M39 lens and others that I own. Canon have diverted at...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-15-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,655
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi, There is a small accessory shoe that will...

Hi,

There is a small accessory shoe that will fit the Canon 7 which was made for to fit the early Canon Demi cameras. The Demi has the same flash side fitting as the Model 7. Although the shoe sits...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-14-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Anton, Nice find and a keeper. Any chance of...

Hi Anton,

Nice find and a keeper.

Any chance of getting the serial number of the camera, lens and also the mount # under the lens. You can if you like send me a private message if you don't want to...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-07-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 6,922
Posted By CanonRFinder
The date code only appears on Canon FD and EF...

The date code only appears on Canon FD and EF lenses, not on screw mount lenses. What was the lens you want dated? Peter
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-07-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 6,922
Posted By CanonRFinder
And I specialised in Canon RF lenses and...

And I specialised in Canon RF lenses and accessories.

The $$$ value of Canon RF lenses has my head just about loose from my shoulders from all the shaking :eek:.

It is a shame but since the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-08-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,097
Posted By CanonRFinder
The lens is not mounted onto the body but screwed...

The lens is not mounted onto the body but screwed into the large chrome mount in the box. That black cap with the "SEIKI" mark on the back is protecting the bayonet mount which is locked in place by...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-08-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,097
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi, Interesting find. Would be interested in...

Hi,
Interesting find. Would be interested in the serial # of the body and also if a lens is included in the outfit, if so the serial # and the data surrounding the ID ring on the lens. The lens...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-13-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 12,249
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi, A couple of months after I produced my Canon...

Hi,

A couple of months after I produced my Canon Rangefinder Lens book in 2008 I managed to win on eBay an officially produced Canon Lens Data book. It covered in detail the Screw (LTM) Mount, R, FL...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-03-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,262
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI, Canon never made a dedicated hood for this...

HI, Canon never made a dedicated hood for this lens as they thought the elements were recessed enough not to require one. Peter
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-31-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,541
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Tom, I don't think collectors can take a hit...

HI Tom,

I don't think collectors can take a hit this time :) in pushing up the prices of some LTM lenses. But being a collector I am seriously contemplating moving one of the four I own but as usual...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-27-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI, That lens #46809 is one of the 19 examples I...

HI, That lens #46809 is one of the 19 examples I have on my database as being sold on eBay back in May 2004. The lowest # with "Japan" engraved on the outside rim is #46661 and the highest # is...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-26-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By CanonRFinder
100mm f/4 oddity and one for the collector

HI, First I have no connection to the seller and just an observation and passing on a bit of info. Open the link to the following auction if your interested in a bit of Canon history....
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-19-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,496
Posted By CanonRFinder
My impression is that Canon bodies (not sure...

My impression is that Canon bodies (not sure about other manufacturers) have dropped in value drastically and the lenses that are or were attached to that body have gone through the roof. These...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-19-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,541
Posted By CanonRFinder
I don't think a collector (alas I am one) would...

I don't think a collector (alas I am one) would pay that for a case but a guy who has forked out $2K to $3K for a 0.95 lens and want to protect that lens... may. $504 and even I am staggered ...whew....
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-19-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,766
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi, The J-II had a production run of 525 units...

Hi,
The J-II had a production run of 525 units according to Peter Dechert but during my research the "164" that Peter mentioned and Canon also recorded in an official list is the actual number of...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-13-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,747
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Brett When I first collected the "tappered"...

HI Brett

When I first collected the "tappered" hood I wasn't sure where it fitted in the Canon RF accessory list. It wasn't until I purchased a Canon salesman folder covering all items between the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-07-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,747
Posted By CanonRFinder
79311 135mm f/3.5 with "tapered" hood 79309...

79311 135mm f/3.5 with "tapered" hood 79309 Special TV mount
79310 Special rear cap
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-07-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,747
Posted By CanonRFinder
Interesting hood but it belongs to the 85mm f/1.9...

Interesting hood but it belongs to the 85mm f/1.9 lens made for the TV cameras used by PYE, RCA and NHK during the late 1950’s and 60’s. I have attached some literature from a 1958 salesman’s...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-01-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,766
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi, What I have been told that it was a...

Hi,

What I have been told that it was a stiffener to protect the back of the camera when pressing or closing the camera case so as the press latch doesn't leave an impression or dent on the back of...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-23-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,747
Posted By CanonRFinder
Average sale price over the eight 85mm f/2 lenses...

Average sale price over the eight 85mm f/2 lenses sold on eBay this year is $144. 00 usd so your $152 is good seeing you got a full outfit. Peter
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-23-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,058
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi, Most of the focal lengths were covered by...

Hi,

Most of the focal lengths were covered by the small serrated dial above the rear finder. It covered the 35mm to 135mm lenses but when it came to using the wide angle lenses less than 35mm then...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-14-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,078
Posted By CanonRFinder
The T1 high is $465 and low is $179 for an...

The T1 high is $465 and low is $179 for an average of $327 for the six lenses that sold on eBay to date. The T2 high is $355 and low $218 for an average of $299 for the seven lenses sold. Most guys...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-13-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,078
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI, Have been keeping tabs on Canon RF lenses...

HI,

Have been keeping tabs on Canon RF lenses prices since 1st Jan to give me some idea what is happening to them in value. To date the average 50mm f/1.4 lens is $327US$ with highest at $465 and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-17-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 5,549
Posted By CanonRFinder
Following is an extract from what I have written...

Following is an extract from what I have written about the Flash Unit Y for my accessory book ...if I get around to it as the financial climate now makes it unviable. In addition, there are two...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-03-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,239
Posted By CanonRFinder
Afraid Canon did black paint the strap lugs as...

Afraid Canon did black paint the strap lugs as well as the D rings but there are pointers that do give away a re-paint job...subtle but they are missed when a camera body is re-painted. Hopefull my...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-03-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By CanonRFinder
Besides Peter Dechert’s book, there is a chapter...

Besides Peter Dechert’s book, there is a chapter in Bob Rotoloni's Nikon RF book page 212 on a similar lens. There are two other books that deal with early Nikon/Canon lenses and these are both in...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-03-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,239
Posted By CanonRFinder
Somewhere else on this forum I posted some pages...

Somewhere else on this forum I posted some pages from a Canon 1957-58 sales catalogue and just checking them again I notice that the following black cameras were sold with optional BLACK lenses.
L1...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-23-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 4,856
Posted By CanonRFinder
This is my first effort in using some of the...

This is my first effort in using some of the lenses I have in my collection but I will try to compare the 28mm f/3.5 with this lens and see what the feedback is like. The pics were scanned from...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-23-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 4,856
Posted By CanonRFinder
75043 1966 Brabham BT18 75044 Mini Cooper...

75043 1966 Brabham BT18

75044 Mini Cooper S

75045 Home made Racers
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-23-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 4,856
Posted By CanonRFinder
Canon M39 28mm f/2.8 pics

Some pics I took with my TYPE 1 28mm f.2,8 M39 lens on a Bessa-R. The event was to celebrate the 1962 Aussie GP held at the now defunct Caversham racing track near Perth. 83-year-old triple World...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-09-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,768
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Benny, Legs are OK it was my...

HI Benny,

Legs are OK it was my heels...stuffed up both for a while.

The lenses as you mentioned are useless as a RF item and only a curiosity, which is why I bought my 135mm f/3.5 but have not...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-06-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,768
Posted By CanonRFinder
The schematics are the same but Canon was...

The schematics are the same but Canon was introducing rare earth glass into some of the elements. My schematics do not show any rare earth elements in the 85mm f/1.9 later lenses but that is not to...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-06-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,768
Posted By CanonRFinder
Jim is correct. Taking into consideration rejects...

Jim is correct. Taking into consideration rejects etc then it would be somewhere between 800-1000 lenses. My official Canon Inc produced Lens Data book dated 1981 gives the production number of...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-06-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,768
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Benny, I beginning to suspect that there was...

HI Benny,

I beginning to suspect that there was a series of lenses produced by Canon for the USA TV studios. Recently a chap sent me a pic of a similar lens, which had an "RCA" sticker on the side....
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 10-29-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 7,326
Posted By CanonRFinder
Ah, a lively discussion, which is what, I like to...

Ah, a lively discussion, which is what, I like to see. I check the RFF site quite often and skip most of the subjects unless they interest me in some way. I also know I should get of my butt and use...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 10-29-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 7,326
Posted By CanonRFinder
I suppose life is boring at the moment as I have...

I suppose life is boring at the moment as I have been told by the quack (Dr) to keep of my feet after doing a stupid thing by jumping of a ledge and badly bruising both heels last month while in the...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 10-28-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 7,326
Posted By CanonRFinder
Only a theory but could be plausable

First, I have no connection with the following auction but something that I have muddled over the odd time. In the following auction the lens has a SIX digit serial...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-18-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 43,784
Posted By CanonRFinder
These date codes relate to the late model 7,7s &...

These date codes relate to the late model 7,7s & 7sz RF cameras only but carried on and appeared in SLR camera film chambers and on the rear mount of there related lenses after 1960. The inked number...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-11-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi, Bit late in replying, as I have been on a 6...

Hi,

Bit late in replying, as I have been on a 6 week R&R and out of touch with everything electronic... yeh.

The hood in question was produced by Canon to screw into the filter thread of the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-11-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 4,088
Posted By CanonRFinder
Some more pages from my sales catalogue showing...

Some more pages from my sales catalogue showing the black VTD and L1. The L1 was the first of the Canon back loaders to be sold as "Black" cameras. I have recorded three bottom loader IVSB cameras,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-08-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 4,088
Posted By CanonRFinder
Here are some pages from my 1957-60 sales...

Here are some pages from my 1957-60 sales catalogue that I thought may be of interest. Peter

72160

72161
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-07-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 4,088
Posted By CanonRFinder
Canon issued three optional lenses in black for...

Canon issued three optional lenses in black for black bodied cameras. These were the 35mm f/1.8 (T1), 50mm f/1.2 (T1) and the 50mm f/1.8 (T5 & T6) and all were supplied with the camera if requested,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-06-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Ted, Here is the link to my website and just...

Hi Ted,

Here is the link to my website and just scroll down and there is a PayPal link.

http://www.canonrangefinder.servehttp.com/?page=book

Must check with Stephen to see what I have to do to get...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-06-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Ted, Roland and others Your right Roland the...

HI Ted, Roland and others

Your right Roland the lens is a T2 but was issued between 1961-1970 as you had me scrambling to check my dates in both my book and web-page...whew thought I had made an...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-01-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By CanonRFinder
Here is a pic of the dog or lions head on the...

Here is a pic of the dog or lions head on the hinges

71993
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-01-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By CanonRFinder
Leitz filter purse...is this rare.

Hi, Recently I picked up some gear at a local Camera swap meet and amongst the lot was the following item. Could find nothing in Laney's book about a "filter purse". Looks like it will hold a 48mm...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-20-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi, Canon filters can be dated exactly by the...

Hi, Canon filters can be dated exactly by the info that is on the edge of that filter.

The 40mm Green "MG55C" was issued in 1961 while the 40mm "O1" between 1955 and 1956 with two variations of the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-01-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,803
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI, Below is an extract from my book (which is...

HI, Below is an extract from my book (which is still available for purchase) explaining the MIOJ mark in respect to Canon rangefinder cameras.


Made in Occupied Japan (MIOJ)

The “Made in...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-27-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By CanonRFinder
Other than MW there is Peter Loy at...

Other than MW there is Peter Loy at http://www.peterloy.com/, he usually has quite a few Canon items, currently he has six RF items. Canon via the Omiya Trading Co in Tokyo advertised the Hansa...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-26-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 926
Posted By CanonRFinder
IVF and early 50mm f/1.8

OK one for the Collectors.

Recently I won on eBay an important camera that alas had been split up into two auctions so I had to make sure I won both. The camera in question was an IVF #60822...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-26-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,576
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Paul, Would appreciate the lens serial #+...

HI Paul,

Would appreciate the lens serial #+ focal length and the Camera body serial # so I can record that as having an improved finder. I have decided the next book will be on the cameras and in...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-25-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,576
Posted By CanonRFinder
Afraid the eyepiece has been pressed into the...

Afraid the eyepiece has been pressed into the metal top and would be difficult to replace, but hell, anything is possible these days. Trouble is you would have to find a junk "Revolutionary Canon"...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-30-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By CanonRFinder
Congrats on winning the camera and the price you...

Congrats on winning the camera and the price you paid reflects the financial climate now. Interesting it is one of the last IIB (#41002) I have on record that has the MIOJ mark and the lens is a T3...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-11-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By CanonRFinder
Nice pick up especially as a classic set from...

Nice pick up especially as a classic set from that era and very clean outfit as well. Yep I would say it is a model III. Nice pics as well when enlarged as a slide show. Peter
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-19-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By CanonRFinder
Canon Rangefinder Collection website

Hi, A friend of mine has just put his website on line featuring mainly his Canon RF collection.

http://www.pbase.com/ronmetzphotography

Some superb and rare examples are on show.

Enjoy

Cheers
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-01-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By CanonRFinder
Here is a pic of the fairy "f" variation in the...

Here is a pic of the fairy "f" variation in the SERENAR 50mm f/1.8 hoods.

67986


In my book I call each Canon RF lens a TYPE 1, TYPE 2, TYPE 3 etc but to make it easier when I am typing I just...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-01-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By CanonRFinder
Pics of the cassettes. There is an earlier Seiki...

Pics of the cassettes. There is an earlier Seiki version, which is bulbous in shape. The middle one has the most variations.


67982

67983

67984

Excuse the pic quality but just picked up my $2.00,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-23-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By CanonRFinder
Interesting little Canon accessory. I have...

Interesting little Canon accessory. I have identified a number of these and each belongs to a different era. Some just have "Canon" and others have "Canon Japan”. On some "Japan" is engraved opposite...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-17-2009
Replies: 90
Views: 24,518
Posted By CanonRFinder
GREAT shot Bingley and the Pan is spot on. The...

GREAT shot Bingley and the Pan is spot on. The blur in the background just adds to the overall effect but the guy with the camera held away from his face gives it away as the digital era. I spent...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-10-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By CanonRFinder
Canon never made a hood for the 25mm f/3.5 lens...

Canon never made a hood for the 25mm f/3.5 lens as the front element was set so far back into the body of the lens. Peter
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-06-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Benny, What T# 100mm f/4 lens are you chasing...

HI Benny,

What T# 100mm f/4 lens are you chasing a hood to fit

My book in the hood row gives you a T# so let me know which T# it is and I can give you the exact engraving on the hood you...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-01-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Raid and others. Thanks for the support :D....

HI Raid and others. Thanks for the support :D. Now with the Xmas festive season behind us and a new Air Conditioner installed in my stinking hot office, I will get stuck into my Accessory book and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-01-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Benny, "fellow collector" was me and thanks...

Hi Benny, "fellow collector" was me and thanks for the link. From years of trying to decipher serial numbers edge on I think this is #26235, which places it in the T4 zone of 50mm f/1.5 lenses. The...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-01-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By CanonRFinder
Canon M39 Rangefinder book update

HI Guys,

First, I will get those that have purchased my book to do an update on an error that I just noticed :o. On Page 89 in the T4 column in the "Military markings" row can you please replace...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-07-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI, To date I have only recorded one 7s that was...

HI, To date I have only recorded one 7s that was black and it was a fake. Would tread lightly on any black cameras these days. One dead give-away is the lack of a white spot in the self-timer lever...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-05-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,813
Posted By CanonRFinder
I use my 50mm f/1.8 database to sort it out. OK...

I use my 50mm f/1.8 database to sort it out.

OK lets see #714099 should have a B&W ASA disc on the back door and a T5 or T6 50m lens in the serial # range between #250xxx and #265xxx. Made sometime...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-05-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,813
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Raid, If the P have lenses attached then it is...

HI Raid, If the P have lenses attached then it is easier to work out roughly what months the camera were manufactured in. My database on lens serial numbers I have been keeping for nigh on 10 years...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-04-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,813
Posted By CanonRFinder
Spot on Xayraa33 with the 1959 date but from my...

Spot on Xayraa33 with the 1959 date but from my database I could narrow it down to July/August 1959. If it has a CL 50mm f/1.8 lens attached then it should be in the serial # range between #250xxx...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-04-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI David, The Self extension adapter, alas is...

HI David, The Self extension adapter, alas is part of a complete Flash outfit. It came with the Main Unit Deluxe Flash model X and some other early outfits. It was used with the Canon Flash Tester...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-28-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 4,323
Posted By CanonRFinder
Canon made Auto-Ups for some of the 50mm lenses...

Canon made Auto-Ups for some of the 50mm lenses it produced as well as the 35mm f/1.8 lens. The later Auto-Up is quite rare although the 50mm auto-Up appear quite often on eBay.There first Auto-Up...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-28-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By CanonRFinder
The camera is a hybrid NS or S-1 but the late...

The camera is a hybrid NS or S-1 but the late serial # points towards an S-1 with J-II connotations. Beside the non-Canon, added flash ports it is a genuine camera cobbled together shortly after...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-09-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 3,923
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Sonnar, Ah, a discussion on something...

HI Sonnar,

Ah, a discussion on something that has intrigued me

When I was doing the research the only indication I had for the number of lenses that were produced by Canon during the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-05-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By CanonRFinder
You are correct that it is a hybrid. Looking at...

You are correct that it is a hybrid. Looking at my database the lens is surrounded by model III and the odd IIC cameras. To date it more precisely I check my book in the T3 column of the 50mm f/1.9...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-05-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,644
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Benny, That is only a hypothetical # as the...

HI Benny,

That is only a hypothetical # as the chart mentions and the # under that # is what was shown in an official Canon document made up for Peter Dechert, which is #14376. If one removes the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-03-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 751
Posted By CanonRFinder
Canon M39 Lenses with ED serial #

An auction just finished on ebay with an unusual serial # on the lens

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&&item=360101800770&ssPageName=ADME:B:EF:US:1120

I have recorded more 50mm f/1.9...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-02-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 3,923
Posted By CanonRFinder
I must admit I had thoughts about doing test on...

I must admit I had thoughts about doing test on each lens but the research into that would really need a LOT OF TIME. They also need to be gauged against other manufacturer’s lenses, which I own very...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-29-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 3,923
Posted By CanonRFinder
Ah...that is why because it is a first version...

Ah...that is why because it is a first version .095 with the RF cam. Just re-read your post. Can you give me the full # and I will record it. If you take the C mount of by removing the four screws...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-29-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 4,242
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Nokton, Afraid the filter stack will only fit...

HI Nokton,

Afraid the filter stack will only fit the 41mm Drop-in filters from 1950-52. The filter stack for the 85mm lenses are marked on the top "CANON for FILTER CANON LENS f : 1.5 85mm"....
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-29-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 3,923
Posted By CanonRFinder
You should be able to wipe any marks of each page...

You should be able to wipe any marks of each page as they have a special PVC coating. This came about because when I was going to print the printer told me that they had run of the initial type of...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-29-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 3,923
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI, What is the serial # of your TV lens and if...

HI,

What is the serial # of your TV lens and if it starts with 2xxxx then there maybe an inked code on the back of one of the locking flanges. This will date your lens. The right adapter
looks like...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-29-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 3,923
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi, Cannot understand that as a friend in Munich...

Hi, Cannot understand that as a friend in Munich received his five days after I sent it which was the same day as I sent yours but there again he is well known for buying stuff form OS. One I sent...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-27-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,168
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Dexdog, I am an Optician by profession and I...

HI Dexdog,

I am an Optician by profession and I am afraid I would knock it back as well. Most labs now only do CR39 or plastic lenses and glass labs are few and far between (in OZ they are). The one...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-27-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 4,242
Posted By CanonRFinder
Nice win and yes, it is an original filter from...

Nice win and yes, it is an original filter from 1953. In my book I have an alphanumeric code beside the filter (T58B). The T58B relates to the type of filter in 58mm size that was produced in that...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-27-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 4,242
Posted By CanonRFinder
The case is correctly marked for your lens but...

The case is correctly marked for your lens but the filter is a later style that came out in 1968, probably for the R series lenses and maybe others. Anyway it fits that is the most important part....
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-27-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 4,242
Posted By CanonRFinder
Nice lens and lots of glass. Kevin is correct...

Nice lens and lots of glass. Kevin is correct Canon only made one hood for the 85mm f/1.5 lens. Actually, there is one marked SERENAR and the other CANON LENS, which is what you have. The filter...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-26-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 3,923
Posted By CanonRFinder
Thanks guys, glad to see some unknowns are now...

Thanks guys, glad to see some unknowns are now known.

Have no idea why the book is taking TWO weeks+ to get to buyers in the US but buyers in the UK and EU got there copy within a WEEK of me...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-24-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI, GordonB pics are the earlier drop-in filters...

HI, GordonB pics are the earlier drop-in filters from 1950-52 and require a hood or adapter rings so they can be used. The coloured stack for the flat filters is the same as shown but the screw-in...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-24-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Benny and Don, Thanks for the thumbs up on its...

HI Benny and Don, Thanks for the thumbs up on its safe arrival. Yes it is a heavy book but slightly lighter than my original estimate. I updated the postage charges on my website two weeks ago and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-23-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Dan, As you mentioned it was a flat style...

HI Dan,

As you mentioned it was a flat style G1, then it is from the era between 1955 & 1956. The other 40mm filters issued with the G1 were the 01, R1, Y1, Y2, Y3 and a UV, which could only be...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-23-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
Appreciate if you can drop me an email when you...

Appreciate if you can drop me an email when you receive the book so I can tick it of on my list and that goes for all who I sent a copy to. ENJOY the book when you get it. Peter
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-20-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Airds, Thanks for the thumbs up on...

HI Airds,


Thanks for the thumbs up on receiving the book.

Longest gestation period know, nine years but at least the final product is what I visualised it would be.



All I can say is "Enjoy"....
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-14-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI All, Any references to the new book would...

HI All,

Any references to the new book would appreciate a new thread as this one is getting a bit long. Cheers Peter
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-14-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Ernst, Have already refunded all to those who...

Hi Ernst,

Have already refunded all to those who pre-paid and will update my website to reflect the current postage rates. With the drop in the Aussie Dollar the book is even more attractive to...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-14-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
OK Guys, Got back on Friday 10th from a...

OK Guys,

Got back on Friday 10th from a three-week jaunt tripping around Vietnam soaking up the minority people in the highlands of Sa Pa and beyond. All my pics were taken on film (Fuji 400) using...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-17-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
63570 Each sheet has been lacquered for...

63570

Each sheet has been lacquered for protection

63571

The final bundles of the front and back covers
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-17-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
63567 More stacks of the final...

63567

More stacks of the final product

63568

Trimming the edges before heading of to the bookbinders

63569
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-17-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
Update……………….it is PRINTED Popped in...

Update……………….it is PRINTED

Popped in yesterday to the printers to see stacks of paper lying on the floor all completed. Just in time to see them putting the final tweaking to the black on the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-16-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
Yep the $$$ will be helpful when the final bill...

Yep the $$$ will be helpful when the final bill comes in and it will not be so depressing. So ALL who pre-paid for the book it is appreciated and are guaranteed to get an early serial number from the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-15-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
Thanks Jim, it will be. Already I have sold two...

Thanks Jim, it will be. Already I have sold two books to professional photographers who intend to place it on the front shop counter as a coffee table book. Maybe we can produce many new Canon RF...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-15-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Harry, That's two of us and I wrote the book...

Hi Harry,

That's two of us and I wrote the book but the finished product will be as I hoped it would be. The accessory book is under way and if I need any help with pics or to clarify an item will...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-15-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
63487 Slight tweaking of the blacks. The one...

63487

Slight tweaking of the blacks. The one closest was washed out slightly while the top sheet some fine details were becoming hard to see. Ticked the middle one.

63488

First bundle to come of...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-15-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
63484 Checking sheets for...

63484

Checking sheets for quality

63485

Checking the bleeding of pixels and density of the blacks

63486
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-15-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
Update Been a frustrating week since I signed...

Update

Been a frustrating week since I signed of the proofs. The paper which I decided to use was in short supply here in little ole Perth so another load had to be ordered from Melbourne,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-08-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,246
Posted By CanonRFinder
WHoops..I think the base of that holder is...

WHoops..I think the base of that holder is missing. I was going to email the seller but didn't get around to it. The holder you need is as dexdog mentioned, the "L" version. The "L" stands for lever...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-07-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI, Not sure of the thread size but it could be...

HI,

Not sure of the thread size but it could be an adpator for a 16mm cine or TV camera . Doubt if it is a Canon product as it doesn't appear in any Canon I/Books or price lists. Peter
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-07-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI, SURE did. Have described its use in...

HI,

SURE did. Have described its use in details, also what lenses between certain serial numbers where the lens head is removable. Just checked my 100mm f/3.5 database and it is interesting to note...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-04-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By CanonRFinder
Thanks airds, you beat me to it as that is the...

Thanks airds, you beat me to it as that is the sort info that will be in my Accessory book which I am working on now. Cheers Peter
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-02-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi all, Well I signed of the proof sheets today...

Hi all,

Well I signed of the proof sheets today and it will go to print on Monday or Tuesday of next week. It is amazing but it was as if a load was taken of my shoulders once I placed my signature...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-01-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 7,959
Posted By CanonRFinder
Not sure if this has come on the forum before but...

Not sure if this has come on the forum before but here is the meaning for the letters used on the Canon hoods, which is self-explanatory. The "T" in the T-60 stands for "Telephoto", as does the "W"...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-01-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 7,959
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI, For the time frame the 85mm f/1.8 lens was...

HI,

For the time frame the 85mm f/1.8 lens was on the market between 1961-1975 the thumb screw, clamp-on, T-60 is the correct hood for that lens. The T-60-2 is for the later cameras although it will...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-29-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
Just received the proof print of the...

Just received the proof print of the cover...looking good, if I can say that and exactly what I wanted.


62976
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-26-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
One more pic of the proof pages 62895

One more pic of the proof pages

62895
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-26-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
Proof Sheets

Hi All,

Today I picked up the all the printed sheets of the book for me to proof read, this will take me a couple of days to do. The pics have turned out a lot better than expected and some look...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-22-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Sonnar, All the info regarding the book and...

Hi Sonnar,

All the info regarding the book and postage costs are on my website along with some sample pics of pages. Very impressed with your website, lots of work and lots of detail. Cheers Peter.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-21-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi Ernst, Long time no hear but pleased that...

Hi Ernst,

Long time no hear but pleased that you pre-ordered a book which will be #19. Hope your mum gets better. Not sure who Wils is but he can contact me via my website. Catch up later. Peter.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-21-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Harry Did look at having the book boxed but...

HI Harry

Did look at having the book boxed but the added expense made the bank account look even worse than it is now. Touché on the postal rates and if I can get it lower or find a better way to...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-21-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Steve, Appreciate the pre-order and I have...

HI Steve,

Appreciate the pre-order and I have put aside book #777 as you requested. Each book will be signed if requested but most will be as a thank you. I have been working on the Accessory book...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-20-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 3,599
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Dexdog, Appreciate the order. It took three...

HI Dexdog,

Appreciate the order. It took three days to read the final proof and that was without comparing and checking it against lenses in my collection. When it is snowing and the temperature is...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-20-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 3,599
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Raid, I suppose once my book comes out and...

HI Raid,

I suppose once my book comes out and "hopefully" Canon becomes a collectable item then this lens would be classified as a collectable if indeed it turns out to be the first of the T4...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-19-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 3,599
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Jim, I have a whole chapter in my now being...

HI Jim,

I have a whole chapter in my now being printed book on Canon rangefinder lenses explaining how Canon evolved there serial numbering system. Your lens #583xx is a TYPE 3 or as I say T3...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-23-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,357
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi, I have just started a new thread mentioning...

Hi, I have just started a new thread mentioning when I start taking pre-orders and the time frame I will receive the final product. I am really pleased what the final product will look like. Peter
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-23-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By CanonRFinder
New Canon M39 Lens book under way

HI guys and gals,

Well last Friday I viewed the first batch of photos to come of the printing press.

These were photos that were the most difficult to see as some of the details were dark BUT...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-23-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,357
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI, Depending on the serial # of your lens but...

HI,

Depending on the serial # of your lens but all 100mm f/3.5 lenses before #80001 DID NOT have click stops. 100mm f/3.5 lenses serial # started at #49001. There are three TYPES (5, 6, & 7) which...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-25-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,774
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI. Being an Optical technician as well as a...

HI.

Being an Optical technician as well as a dispenser, I have done a few of these for some guys in Perth. Your best bet is to get a larger filter and get an optical lab to cut it down...but...try...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-25-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 8,465
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI Peter, I have recorded four [TE] cameras...

HI Peter,

I have recorded four [TE] cameras #769864, # 771684, #773019 & #773139. I agree with your summation that it would be some company that used a number of cameras such as a newspaper group. ...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-25-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi, Canon only made THREE ALL black lenses....

Hi,

Canon only made THREE ALL black lenses. These were the 50mm f/1.8. 50mm f/1.2 and the 35mm f/1.8 lenses. I have the first two but not the 35mm. This chrome filter ring 50mm f/1.2 probably has...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-14-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 493
Posted By CanonRFinder
Early flash connector name...????

Hi,

Bit of a quandary, because I am not sure what this type of flash connection is called or the proper name for them. They are on a very early 1950's Canon Flash unit which was sold before the B-1...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-13-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By CanonRFinder
Nope... the pre V series Canon 35mm were all like...

Nope... the pre V series Canon 35mm were all like the Leica SGOOD, nothing like the SBLOO. There is a 35mm BL finder like yours with the same 35mm and Canon configeration as well there is 28mm...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-12-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By CanonRFinder
HI, There are six versions of the early Camera...

HI,

There are six versions of the early Camera Holders before the VT holder was released in 1956.

It is all to with the cut-out on the side and the internal groove that is below that cut out...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-12-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By CanonRFinder
57115 57116 57117

57115 57116 57117
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-12-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By CanonRFinder
Hi, By my calc that should be the third version....

Hi,

By my calc that should be the third version. The first version has 'Canon 25mm" engraved on the top chrome section of the finder (pic #1). The second is the rarest of all the finders and is...
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