Canon IID2

This page has been updated to reflect that I originally misidentified this camera as a IIF2. The IIF2 has a side rail which this cameras lacks.

This example of the Canon IID2 is a recent arrival from Japan. It does not have the “E-P” mark associated with having been purchased by US servicemen.

As well built as it is the IID2 should not neccisarily be billed as A Leica copy, more as a very well executed rangefinder inspired by Leica. The combined viewfinder/rangefinder works well as does the up to 1.5x magnification of the rangefinder. The shutter speed can be set at any time, unlike the Leica’s from the 30’s.

A beautiful Canon Serenar f1.8 50mm lens has joinedthis camera, and I look forward to comparing shots taken with it to ones from the Leitz Elmar.

Make Canon
Model IID2
Year 1955-1956
Format 35mm
Shutter Curtain
Speed B,T,1,2,4,8,15,30,60,125,250,500
Lens Canon Serenar
f1.8 50mm
Focus 1m-∞
Aperture f1.8-f16
Light Meter No
Rangefinder Yes


Sample shots taken with the IIf2. UltraFine 400, stand developed HC-110 30 minutes.

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