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Canon Rangefinder 25/3.5
When Rangefinders were still king (basically before the introduction of the Nikon F in 1959), there were only two 25mm lenses widely available to 35mm Rangefinder fans: the Canon 25/3.5 and the Nikon 25/3.5. About 7700 Canon 25/3.5's were produced 1956 to 1975, only in Leica screw mount, and only chrome as shown here. About 2,874 25/3.5 Nikkors were produced from 1953 to 1961, 1,924 in Nikon Rangefinder mount (both chrome and black versions) and 950 in Leica screw mount. In the classic Rangefinder era, 25's were very few and far between. Canon RF Lens INFO HERE
Canon 25/3.5 mounted on a Canon VT deluxe VTDM with modern 25mm Voigtlander viewfinder
The Canon 25 is very tiny, weighing only 5.3oz, rangefinder coupled, and has an infinity lock, filter size 40mm. Like all classic era rangefinder lenses, it is of course single, not multi-coated. With its deeply recessed front element, no lens hood was needed -- or produced.
Canon 25/3.5 mounted on a Canon VT deluxe with modern 25mm Voigtlander viewfinder.
Want more info on Canon Rangefinders? Buy Peter Dechert's book Canon Rangefinder Cameras 1933-1968 and Peter Kitchingman's book Canon M39 Rangefinder Lenses 1939-1971.
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