Film Cameras

35mm Lens-Shutter Half-frame Camera

Dial 35-2

Dial 35-2

Dial 35-2

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Marketed April 1968
Original Price 14,100 yen, 1,000 yen (case)

An improved version of the unique Dial 35 camera. The power source for the exposure meter was changed from MP to an HD 1.3 V mercury cell. The film speed range was expanded to ISO 10 – 1000 (ISO 8 – 500 with the old model). The spring motor capacity was also increased to improve film advance performance.

The hand strap was attached to the grip. Also, the Canon DIAL 35-2 designation and distance index were on a single, black plate to distinguish the camera from the original Dial 35 camera.

Type 35mm Lens-Shutter zone-focusing half-frame camera with automatic film advance (continuous shooting enabled) via spring motor grip
Picture Size 24 x 18 mm
Lens Canon SE28mm f/2.8 (5 elements in 3 groups)
Shutter Seiko-sha with behind-the-lens metering. B and 1/30 to 1/250 sec., X-sync flash, hot shoe and German socket on camera side.
Viewfinder Reversed Galilean viewfinder with projected frames. 0.42x magnification and 90% coverage. On the right within the image area are match-needle pictographs for near, medium, and far focusing distances. Frame line indicates the correct exposure for f/5.6 or faster lenses at 1/30 sec. to 1/250 sec. shutter speeds. Snap zone mark (pan focusing takes effect and zone focusing is set to 3 m) provided. Viewfinder bottom has aperture scale (f/5.6 – f/22 shown in green window) and exposure meter needle. The left and right sides show overexposure and underexposure warnings.
Focusing Lens focusing lever for matching zone focusing marks from 0.8 m to 15 m (infinity).
EE CdS cell for shutter speed-priority EE. Metering range from EV 8 (f/2.8 at 1/30 sec.) to 17 (f/22 at 1/250 sec.) at ISO 100. Metering limit is EV 21. Film speed range of ISO 10 – 1000. The aperture can also be set manually by pulling out and turning the aperture knob.
Film Loading &
Advance
After opening camera back, insertion onto slotted spool. Advances automatically to frame 1 with spring motor. Fully-wound spring motor powers film advance for about 20 consecutive exposures. Continuous shooting speed at 2 frames per sec.
Frame Counter Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened. Counts down during film rewind.
Film Rewind Automatic rewind with fully-wound spring motor (rewind R button set) and shutter button.
Power Source One 1.3 V MD battery
Dimensions &
Weight
99 x 76 x 44 mm, 410 g
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