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Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman Peter Dechert is best known for his Canon Rangefinder, Canon SLR, and Olympus Pen books, the latter two long out-of-print. He was a monthly columnist for many years for SHUTTERBUG magazine, and has contributed to many others. Most recently he has written about the pre-WW2 Zeiss 35mm cameras, but his interests in camera equipment and optics are many and varied. As a pro protographer and honorary life member of ASMP, Peter is also expert in using the gear! Peter Kitchingman - author of Canon Rangefinder Lens book Peter Kitchingman's 'Canon M39 Rangefinder Lenses 1939-71' book is the definitive source on these very interesting optics. His interests also go to the entire Canon Rangefinder system and beyond.

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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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spectacular

It seems like new!
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spectacular

It seems like new!
Yeah, I got real lucky with this one as its in really great condition. The curtains are light tight and all speeds, down to 1 second work correctly.
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I would take its larger than Leica size as significant improvement for DIY service.

I have IIf and removed this useless flash rail.
Also was able to take its body shell out and put it back with camera still functioning!
But, new curtains needed and its larger size and simpler construction should help with DIY.
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