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Canon film SLR camera eye-level finder design Part 5!



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In this article, we will look at the eye-level finder of Canon’s 1964 release film SLR camera, comparing it to the eye-level finder of a film SLR camera released in 1960.

Canon FX (Reference product)

This steel-bodied film SLR camera was released in 1964.

Front view. The manufacturer’s logo is engraved.
Matching marks for lens installation are attached.

Comparison with Canonflex RP.
The design of the horizontal part is different according to the height of the manufacturer’s logo.

Canonflex RP

This is an angle from an angle.

The difference in top surface area can be clearly seen.

Canonflex RP

View from the side. There is a significant angle toward the rear end.

Canonflex RP, but the angle toward the rear end is completely different.

Canonflex RP

Canonflex RP

Top surface.

It is a completely different shape.

Canonflex RP

Back side. The viewfinder is rectangular.

The viewfinder of the Canonflex RP is round.

View from diagonally behind.

An accessory shoe is attached, but there is no terminal.

In this article, we compare old and new eye-level finders from the 1960s of the same Canon. 

Canon has changed the design of its eye-level finders considerably during the 1960s.
The major design changes are noticeable with the redesign of the manufacturer’s logo and the attachment of an accessory shoe . 

I have found that the Canon FX eye-level finder design is basically a good design that continues into the 1970s.

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