Vintage camera self timer lever!
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
In this issue, we will look at the self timer designs of film SLR cameras released in the 1950s and 1960s.
We will take a look at the cameras on sale at our Vintage Shop Japan Inc. as a reference.
Minolta SR-1 Film Camera+MC ROKKOR-PF 55mm f/1.7
Canonflex RP + SUPER-CANOMATIC R 50mm f1.8
Film SLR cameras of the 1950s and 1960s have a self timer lever to release the shutter at a distance.
It is attached on the shutter side next to the lens mount.
When not in use, the lever is vertical.
When in use, the timer is set with the slit horizontal for easy operation.
This is almost the same as the Minolta SR-1.
The design of the slit section is slightly different.
In this article, I wrote about the self timer lever.
I found that the self-timer lever is the same for all manufacturers in terms of usage, but there are differences in design.
I will continue to write a column on any discoveries I make with the self timer.
In addition to the Film SLR Camera introduced this time, we also sell vintage cameras and lenses, so please see the URL below.
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Writer Takashi Okumura