Monday, March 21, 2011
I recently got this Canon rangefinder camera from KEH.com. It was described as a Canon III but based on the serial numbers, "Made in Occupied Japan" engraving at the bottom and the maximum shutter speed of 1/500 sec, I think it is really a IIB. The light meter is a Brockway Norwood Director M-2, an American made selenium meter and the grandaddy of the Sekonic L-398. The meter still works accurately without batteries despite being 50 years old or so. The viewfinder is a little dim and very squinty compared to my Leica IIF and Fed-1. I plan to just use it with my wide angle lenses with accessory viewfinders.
Above are some images from my first test roll, a Fuji Superia 400 converted to black and white.