Film Cameras

35mm Focal-Plane Shutter Scale Focusing Camera

J II (Post-War Popular Model)



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Marketed Jan. 1946
Original Price

Parts from the Canon J manufactured before and during the war were used to make the J II after the war.

Type 35mm focal-plane shutter camera
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
Normal Lens Nikkor 50mm f/3.5, Serenar 50mm f/3.5
Lens Mount Threaded (non-universal J-flange)
Shutter Two-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains. Single-axis rotating dial for Z, 1/20, 1/40, 1/60, 1/100, 1/200, and 1/500 sec.
Viewfinder Reversed Galilean viewfinder. Focusing with distance scale.
Film Loading &
After baseplate removal, drop-in bottom loading. Advances with camera-top knob.
Frame Counter Manually set from 0 to 39 at base of camera-top rewind knob.
Film Rewind Camera-top knob
Dimensions &
136.5 x 69 x 30.5 mm, weight unknown