Canon Hansa Rangefinder Camera

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One of the rarest early Canon cameras. Canon Hansa camera lens mount serial
number  505. Baseplate serial number 2779 (type 2).
Features :

  • J-flangeNippon Kogaku focusing unit with 50mm f3.5 lens.
  • Shutter speeds Z, 20, 30, 40, 60, 100, 200, 500.
  • Frame counter located on the front of the camera.
  • This model was made between 1935-1940.
  • Kaneko pop up viewfinder.
  • Early topplate design with curved sides to accessory shoe.
  • The advance and rewind(A-R) are not engraved on the top, indicating this camera was made in either 1935 or early 1936.
  •  Early style film spool.

Note: This camera was sold by Westlicht-auction to current owner in 2008. This camera may be seen on the linked site:

MIR Photo

The author of that article states that this camera was made in 1940, however, the features we have pointed out would indicate the years 1935 or 1936.

Condition: cosmetics good or better. Shutter in working order, and speeds cannot be checked without removing the outer shell. Shutter curtains are clean. Lens clean on surfaces and inside.

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