The Original Canonflex  


The first single lens reflex camera produced by Canon was the Canonflex, introduced in May 1959. It featured interchangeable breechlock mount lenses, interchangeable finders and had shutter speeds from 1 second to 1/1000th plus B.


Camera: Canonflex Original

Serial #: 18402

Introduced: May 1959

Lens: Canon 50mm f1.8 Super-Canomatic R

Serial #: 19853

Finder: Canonflex Interchangeable Prism

Notes: Camera has <E-P> engraving on the winding trigger designating that it was sold at a US Military Post Exchange.

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