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