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Canon R system

Discontinued

Canonflex

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: May 1959
Mount: Canon R
Format: 36 × 24mm

Canonflex R2000

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: Sep 1960
Mount: Canon R
Format: 36 × 24mm

Canonflex RP

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: Sep 1960
Mount: Canon R
Format: 36 × 24mm

Canonflex RM

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: Apr 1962
Mount: Canon R
Format: 36 × 24mm

Canonflex

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: May 1959
Mount: Canon R
Format: 36 × 24mm

Canonflex R2000

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: Sep 1960
Mount: Canon R
Format: 36 × 24mm

Canonflex RP

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: Sep 1960
Mount: Canon R
Format: 36 × 24mm

Canonflex RM

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: Apr 1962
Mount: Canon R
Format: 36 × 24mm

Canon R lenses were held in the highest esteem by professional and discerning amateur photographers the world over for their unsurpassed excellence, unique optical design and precision engineering. Each lens produces the highest resolution, contrast, brilliance, and color fidelity. They are Spectra coated both internally and externally to insure maximum color and tone balance, greater light transmission, and elimination of flare. Superb optical performance, coupled with reduction in weight and design refinement made these lenses famed throughout the world.

Due to shorter flange focal distance, Canon R lenses cannot be adapted to Canon EOS digital SLR cameras (and any other digital SLR cameras), but they are adaptable to digital mirrorless cameras.

Camera lineup

35mm film SLR cameras with Canon R mount (4)
Model Sensor IBIS Year
Canonflex May 1959
Canonflex R2000 Sep 1960
Canonflex RP Sep 1960
Canonflex RM Apr 1962

Canon R mount lens lineup

Lenses found: 20
Wide-angle prime lenses
Canon Super-Canonmatic R 35mm F/2.5 1960
Standard prime lenses
Canon Super-Canonmatic R 50mm F/1.8 (I) 1959
Canon Super-Canonmatic R 50mm F/1.8 (II) 1960
Canon Super-Canonmatic R 50mm F/1.8 (III) 1963
Canon Super-Canonmatic R 58mm F/1.2 1962
Medium telephoto prime lenses
Canon Super-Canonmatic R 85mm F/1.8 1961
Canon R 85mm F/1.9 1960
Canon Super-Canonmatic R 100mm F/2 1959
Canon R 100mm F/3.5 (I) 1961
Canon R 100mm F/3.5 (II) 1963
Canon Super-Canonmatic R 135mm F/2.5 1960
Canon R 135mm F/3.5 I 1959
Canon R 135mm F/3.5 II 1961
Telephoto prime lenses
Canon Canonmatic R 200mm F/3.5 1959
Super telephoto prime lenses
Canon R 300mm F/4For bellows 1960
Canon R 400mm F/4.5For bellows 1960
Canon R 600mm F/5.6For bellows 1960
Canon R 800mm F/8For bellows 1960
Canon R 1000mm F/11For bellows 1960
Telephoto zoom lenses
Canon Super-Canonmatic R 55-135mm F/3.5 1963

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