Film Cameras

35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera

Canonflex RP

Canonflex RP

Canonflex RP

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Marketed Sept 1960
Original Price 48,000 yen (w/R50mm f/1.8)

To cut costs, the camera had a fixed, eye-level pentaprism viewfinder. This was the economy or “Populaire” version of the Canonflex.

The self-timer was operated by a simple lever, and the pentaprism cover was part of the single-piece top cover. Other features and performance were the same as the original Canonflex.

Type 35mm focal-plane shutter single-lens reflex camera
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
Normal Lens Canon R50mm f/1.8
Lens Mount R mount
Shutter Two-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains. Single-axis non-rotating dial for X, B, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, and 1/1000 sec. Equipped with built-in self-timer and shutter button lock.
Flash Sync FP- and X-sync (automatic-switching sync contacts, X-sync speed of 1/55 sec., and bayonet terminal socket on camera side).
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.9x magnification, 92% vertical coverage, 94% horizontal coverage. Special all-fresnel matte screen (no rangefinder).
Exposure Meter Aperture-reading selenium photocell coupled to the shutter speed dial. Metering range (at ISO 100) switchable between EV 10 – 19 (high) and EV 4 – 13 (low). Meter attachable externally also available.
Film Loading &
Advance
After opening camera back, insertion onto spool. Advances with camera-bottom trigger. (130 single stroke).
Frame Counter Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened. 1.5x loupe provided
Film Rewind Collapsible crank
Dimensions &
Weight
145 x 100 x 49 mm, 940 g (body)