35mm Lens-Shutter Half-frame Camera
- Europe, Asia, Oceania
|Original Price||15,800 yen, 1,200 yen (case),
300 yen (wrist strap)
The half-frame version of the Canon Demi Rapid and the top-of-the-line Demi.
The bright SH 30mm f/1.7 lens had 6 elements in 4 groups. The viewfinder was a reversed Galilean type with bright frames. On the right of the viewfinder’s image area was a exposure meter needle and correct-exposure window (with aperture scale). On the bottom of the image area were focusing pictographs for near, medium, and far subject distances and a match needle coupled to the lens focusing.
For exposure control, shutter speed-priority EE with a CdS cell was provided. The camera was popular for its high-performance specifications and features.
|Type||35mm Lens-Shutter zone-focusing half-frame camera|
|Picture Size||24 x 18 mm|
|Normal Lens||SH 30mm f/1.7 (6 elements in 4 groups)|
|Shutter||Seiko-sha. 1/8 – 1/500 sec., B. Built-in self-timer. X-sync.|
|Viewfinder||Reversed Galilean viewfinder with projected frames. 0.45x magnification and 90% coverage. Exposure meter needle and correct exposure window (with aperture scale) within image area. Overexposure and underexposure warnings on both sides of viewfinder. At viewfinder bottom, pictographs for near, medium, and far distances and distance needle coupled to lens focusing ring.|
|Focusing||Lens focusing ring to match zone focusing marks. Pictographs for near (1 m), medium (3 m), and far distances (15 m) provided. Focusing range from 0.8 m to 15 m (infinity). Distance scale provided on focusing ring.|
|EE||CdS cell for shutter speed-priority EE. Metering range (at ISO 100) of EV 4.5 (f/1.7 at 1/8 sec.) – EV 17 (f/16 at 1/500 sec.). Film speed range of ISO 25 – 400.|
|Film Loading &
|Slotted take-up spool. Advances with camera-top lever’s 145 stroke (partial strokes enabled). Ready position at 20.|
|Frame Counter||Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.|
|Film Rewind||Camera-top crank|
|117 x 71 x 48 mm, 445 g|