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Review: Canon IV Sb (1952)
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Review: Canon IV Sb (1952)

This is a Canon IV Sb 35mm rangefinder camera, produced by the Canon Camera Corporation of Tokyo, Japan starting in December 1952. The IV Sb was the world’s first focal plane shutter 35mm camera to support flash sync for both flash bulbs and electronic X-sync through Canon’s proprietary rail mounted flash shoe. It used the M39 Leica Thread Mount and had a body design heavily inspired by the Leica III rangefinder, but with several significant improvements. The IV Sb was produced for two years, eventually replaced by the IV Sb2 and is considered by many collectors to be one of Canon’s finest screw mount 35mm rangefinder cameras.

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