Canon demi EE17

I love the way this camera looks, as I do most half-frame shooters, though my favorite by far is the Olympus Pen-F, also introduced in 1963.

The viewfinder is bright and controls easy to use. Although, as with many Japanese cameras the focus throw is short, utilizing roughly 1/6 of available ring space. Film advance seems a little finicky as does the auto exposure, more rolls and tweaking are required before I can say whether or not I like this camera.

I ran a roll of UltraFine 100 through this camera, primarily on the Auto mode, which seems to err a little on the side of overexposure.

Make Canon
Model Demi EE17
Year 1963
Format 35mm
Shutter Canon
Speed B, 8, 15, 30, 60, 125, 250, 500
Lens Canon SH
f1.7 30mm
Focus 0.8m – ∞
Aperture f1.7 to 16, Auto
Light Meter Yes
Rangefinder No

Sample pics (UF100 stand-developed HC-110 30min)


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