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Circa 1930s Zeiss Ikon Univerasal Juwel.  This was a circa 1909 ICA designed plate camera that came to Ziess Ikon as part of the 1926 merger of ICA, Contessa-Nettle, and others.

This was a circa 1909 ICA designed plate camera that came to Ziess Ikon as part of the 1926 merger of ICA, Contessa-Nettle, and others.

The Auto Graflex were made from 1906 to 1923.  This is likely a 1919 or 1920 model as it has the rear hinged lid and the side shutter mechanism plates are 'flat'. In 1921 the plates were changed to a 'raised' type.

The Auto Graflex were made from 1906 to This is likely a 1919 or 1920 model as it has the rear hinged lid and the side shutter mechanism plates are 'flat'. In 1921 the plates were changed to a 'raised' type.

Canon F1 (New Model) 1981.  After 10 years the original manual F1 was replaced but not renamed.  This was a brand new camera without any compatible accessories except lenses.  This would be the last professional camera from Canon until the EOS series.

Canon (New Model) After 10 years the original manual was replaced but not renamed. This was a brand new camera without any compatible accessories except lenses. This would be the last professional camera from Canon until the EOS series.

Canon F1 (New Model) 1981.  After 10 years the original manual F1 was replaced but not renamed.  This was a brand new camera without any compatible accessories except lenses.  This would be the last professional camera from Canon until the EOS series.

Canon (New Model) After 10 years the original manual was replaced but not renamed. This was a brand new camera without any compatible accessories except lenses. This would be the last professional camera from Canon until the EOS series.

Canon Pellix 1966 - a later second generation SLR with a stationary mirror allowing economical and accurate through the lens metering.    The mirror was razor thin and semi transparent, allowing most of the light to reach the film.  The camera lost about a 1/2 F-stop in performance and the viewfinder was a bit darker.  But the camera sold well and was popular with users.

Canon Pellix 1966 - a later second generation SLR with a stationary mirror allowing economical and accurate through the lens metering. The mirror was razor thin and semi transparent, allowing most of the light to reach the film. The camera lost about a 1/2 F-stop in performance and the viewfinder was a bit darker. But the camera sold well and was popular with users.

Canon F1 1971 - The pilot model and flagship of the third generation of Canon SLRs. This was targeted at the professional market. With this camera Canon introduced the new FD lens mount. These offered motor drive, exchangable viewfinders, and other professional features.  These were semi-compatible with the earlier FL and R-mount cameras and vice versa.

Canon F1 1971 - The pilot model and flagship of the third generation of Canon SLRs. This was targeted at the professional market. With this camera Canon introduced the new FD lens mount. These offered motor drive, exchangable viewfinders, and other professional features. These were semi-compatible with the earlier FL and R-mount cameras and vice versa.

Canon II S2 1955 - a first generation rangefinder, very similar to the pre-WWII Leica III copies and using the Leica M39 lens mount, but with a combined rangefinder/viewfinder window.  Canons from 1946 to 1955 looked nearly identical to this camera.  In all ways this was a Canon IV (4), but with a maximum 1/500th shutter speed (one stop slower).

Canon II S2 1955 - a first generation rangefinder, very similar to the pre-WWII Leica III copies and using the Leica M39 lens mount, but with a combined rangefinder/viewfinder window. Canons from 1946 to 1955 looked nearly identical to this camera. In all ways this was a Canon IV (4), but with a maximum 1/500th shutter speed (one stop slower).

The Canon 7 1961 - was the first camera of the 3rd and last generation rangefinder system camera from Canon.  These were the last Canons compatible with the Leica M39 lens mount.  It was the first Canon with a built-in meter.

The Canon 7 1961 - was the first camera of the and last generation rangefinder system camera from Canon. These were the last Canons compatible with the Leica lens mount. It was the first Canon with a built-in meter.

Canon VT 1956 the first of the 2nd generation canon rangefinder cameras.  A departure from the Leica III styling with a swing-open back and self-timer.  But still using the Leica M39 mount lenses.

Canon VT 1956 the first of the generation canon rangefinder cameras. A departure from the Leica III styling with a swing-open back and self-timer. But still using the Leica mount lenses.

Canonflex RP 1960 - the simplified version of the professional Canonflex.  This model eliminated the exchageable finders, but was otherwise a professional grade competitor for the Nikon F.

Canonflex RP 1960 - the simplified version of the professional Canonflex. This model eliminated the exchageable finders, but was otherwise a professional grade competitor for the Nikon F.

Canon A35F 1977 - Canon’s first camera featuring a built-in flash. On the front of the camera, the flash was on the upper right corner. When necessary, the user could pop-up the flash manually. The flash would then start charging. The flash retracted manually. The camera used the CAT System which set the flash aperture automatically according to the subject distance, film speed, and flash output.

Canon A35F 1977 - Canon’s first camera featuring a built-in flash. On the front of the camera, the flash was on the upper right corner. When necessary, the user could pop-up the flash manually. The flash would then start charging. The flash retracted manually. The camera used the CAT System which set the flash aperture automatically according to the subject distance, film speed, and flash output.

Canonflex RM 1961 - A late iteration of Canon's first series of single lens reflex (SLR).  This is has fewer professional features but includes builtin metering.  Canon had lost its battle with Nikon for the professional SLR market, so they capitalized on this rugged camera targeted at the high end consumer market.

Canonflex RM 1961 - A late iteration of Canon's first series of single lens reflex (SLR). This is has fewer professional features but includes builtin metering. Canon had lost its battle with Nikon for the professional SLR market, so they capitalized on this rugged camera targeted at the high end consumer market.

Canon P 1959 - the last iteration of the second generation rangefinders, an evolution from the Canon VT of 1956.  It has a more conventional winding lever on the top of the camera.   Uses Leica M39 mount lenses.

Canon P 1959 - the last iteration of the second generation rangefinders, an evolution from the Canon VT of It has a more conventional winding lever on the top of the camera. Uses Leica mount lenses.

Canodate E 1970 - this camera pioneered the auto dating feature.  For focusing, the camera had a double-image superimposing rangefinder. The viewfinder frame lines indicated the position of the imprinted date. The viewfinder also had a combination battery check and camera shake warning indicator, and flash indicator.

Canodate E 1970 - this camera pioneered the auto dating feature. For focusing, the camera had a double-image superimposing rangefinder. The viewfinder frame lines indicated the position of the imprinted date. The viewfinder also had a combination battery check and camera shake warning indicator, and flash indicator.