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(1959) (Large Image) This is the original Canonflex model introduced in 1959 at the same show the Nikon F and Minolta SR-2 were introduced in the United States.

It had no meter but had an automatic diaphragm and instant return mirror.

My Canonflex RM was purchased in the San Ysidro area of San Diego on Decmember 27, 2007 for from an ad on Craigslist. It is dusty, has a dent in the top of the pentaprism, and is missing the cover over the exposure meter window. Either the mirror is not instant return or it is broken.

The meter actually works which is somewhat rare for old Selenium meters. The following day, however, I purchased a Super Canomatic 50mm f1.8 lens on e Bay from Puerto Rico for

(1959) (Large Image) This is the original Canonflex model introduced in 1959 at the same show the Nikon F and Minolta SR-2 were introduced in the United States.

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(1959) (Large Image) This is the original Canonflex model introduced in 1959 at the same show the Nikon F and Minolta SR-2 were introduced in the United States.

It had no meter but had an automatic diaphragm and instant return mirror.

My Canonflex RM was purchased in the San Ysidro area of San Diego on Decmember 27, 2007 for $40 from an ad on Craigslist. It is dusty, has a dent in the top of the pentaprism, and is missing the cover over the exposure meter window. Either the mirror is not instant return or it is broken.

The meter actually works which is somewhat rare for old Selenium meters. The following day, however, I purchased a Super Canomatic 50mm f1.8 lens on e Bay from Puerto Rico for $1.50 plus $8.75 shipping.

It has a typical shutter speed dial, but the aperture adjustment is on a dial on top of the camera instead of on a lens ring.

The dial does not have all the intermediate apertures but you could read what they were in the viewfinder.

It is outside the mainstream of Canon SLRs since it had a unique lens system.

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It has a typical shutter speed dial, but the aperture adjustment is on a dial on top of the camera instead of on a lens ring.

The dial does not have all the intermediate apertures but you could read what they were in the viewfinder.

It is outside the mainstream of Canon SLRs since it had a unique lens system.

I bought the camera from his son David and also met Fred Gerlach's wife Barbara.The son showed me some of the things Fred Gerlach had made including one of his 12 string guitars and beautifully crafted furniture.I believe the son said his father was an engineer by profession.Shutter preferred automatic exposure was achieved by setting the aperture dial to EE.The correct aperture would then be set for whatever shutter speed you selected.

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