Found in the viewfinder of a film SLR camera!
Because we can’t speak english
I am using DeepL translate, so it may be a strange sentence,
but I would like you to understand
Today I will write about a discovery I made in the viewfinder of a film SLR camera.
We will refer to the products on sale at our vintage shop Japan Inc.
The viewfinder (viewing window) is always used when taking pictures, but I discovered that there is a difference in the shape of the viewfinder between old and new film SLR cameras.
In this article, we will look at the viewfinders of Canon film SLR cameras.
Canonflex RP （+ SUPER-CANOMATIC R 50mm f1.8 ）
This Canonflex RP is a film SLR camera introduced in 1960.
The viewfinder is round.
Canon AV-1 Body (＋Zoom Lens New FD 35-105mm f/3.5 Macro)
The Canon AV-1 was introduced in 1979.
The viewfinder here is square shaped.
The design features seem to be quite different between the 1960s and 1970s.
In the pursuit of ease of use, both function and design change.
The world of film cameras, where such trial and error was repeated day after day, is really still fresh.
We hope this column will spark your interest in the world of vintage.
We will continue to introduce you to various things in the future, so please do not hesitate to contact us.
In addition to the film SLR cameras introduced this time,
We sell vintage cameras and lenses, so please see the URL below.
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Writer Takashi Okumura