top of page
Canon 7 Rangefinder Kit with Canon 50mm f1.4 lens Condition: Exc+++/Mint-

Canon 7 Rangefinder Kit with Canon 50mm f1.4 lens Condition: Exc+++/Mint-


Canon 7 Rangefinder with Canon 50mm f1.4 lens - Condition: Mint-


A beautiful Canon Rangefinder in really lovely condition with the legendary Canon 50mm f1.4 lens that is clean and clear with no scratches, haze or fungus. 


Serial Number: 910675

Lens Serial Number: 83159


The Canon 7

The Canon 7 was made between 1961 & 1964. It had a first for rangefinders at the time in that it came with a shutter coupled built in Selenium light meter, with a dial for High and Low sensitivities. 


It was very much a state of the art camera for the time and little was brought over from previous models. It also had adjustable framelines for 35/50 &135mm something that Leica and Nikon users could only dream of.  As the Mikon S3 & SP had essentially been phased out It was a serious competitor to the Leica M2 & M3


Larger than the P with many innovations it was. a big success at the time. All the P/7/7s have a metal foil shutter, which was a huge innvation at the time and was deployed to avoid the sun burn holes often found in cloth shutters of the time. They often show slight wrinkles, this is normal and nothing to be concerned about, it has no detrimental effect on exposures. 


The Canon 50mm f1.4 lens


The Leica Thread Mount Canon 50mm f/1.4 manufactured from 1957 to 1972 is widely referred to as the Japanese Summilux. This is both deserved praise and a disservice. Praise because it speaks to its optical quality, and a disservice because it subtly implies that the Canon was nothing more than a Japanese copy of the German original. However, Canon’s 50mm predates Leica’s venerable lens by about two years and to mamny offers superior performance. Even today this lens is revered and highly sought after. 


In absolutely beautiful condition and working flawlessly. The camera and lens comes in a Presentation Box, with the relevant accessories (Leather Soft half case, Hand Strap, lens and body caps, High Quality Soft Shutter Release Button, and Hot Shoe Spirit Level Cover).


A full Mechanical parts & labour warranty for 12 months is included in the price.


A roll of 36 exposure Ilford HP5 Film is included in the box. 


Please note: All cameras can be reskinned in a different colour if required. See reskinning service tab. 


nb. the images of the presentation box are for demonstration purposes only. You will receive the camera you order in an identical and beautiful presentation box, just the camera depicted in that particular image will be substituted with your camera. 

bottom of page