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Canon film SLR camera self-timer!



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We are pleased to present a series of articles on film SLR camera self-timers!

This time we would like to introduce a Canon manual focus film SLR camera self-timer released in 1964, 58 years ago.

What is a self-timer?

The self-timer is a mechanism that allows you to release the shutter after a short period of time when taking a picture.
This function is mainly useful when you want to take a picture of yourself or when you want to take a group photo including the photographer.

Canon FX (Reference product)

This is a Canon FX released in 1964.

The self-timer has a lever next to the lens mount on the shutter button side.

The lever design is a 1960’s mainstream lever with a cutout at the hand-holding point.

To use the self-timer, turn the lever counterclockwise with your hand, as shown in this image, to about the 6 o’clock position.

The lever then begins to move when the shutter release button is pressed.

The shutter is automatically released when the tip reaches 12 o’clock.

The photo on the left is the self-timer lever of the Canonflex RP SLR camera released in 1960, which I introduced in a previous column.

The design is basically the same, but the dimensions and notches are different.

In this article, we introduced the self-timer of Canon’s manual focus film SLR camera released in 1964.

We also compared self-timer levers from the same manufacturer, and found that they are similar in design since the difference in the year of release is about 4 years.

Machined levers have a nice taste!

I will continue to find various aspects of film SLR cameras and write about them in my column, so please look forward to it!

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