Every now and again I’ll find the time to scan a bunch of camera brochures for easy future reference. Here’s my latest batch fresh from Japan.
Tokyu Lines, Minatomiral Line Route Map (current).
Canon AE-1 Instruction Book (below) from March 1981. Definitely a different cover from the English Edition.
Asahi Pentax Slide 501 (below) automatic 35mm slide projector/viewer. No date on the brochure but I’m guessing that it was released in the mid to late 1970s (around the time of the Pentax ME).
From inside the brochure a rather surprising graphic. Can you imagine if something like this was inside your Kodak slide projector instructions in the US??? But Japan takes a more mature approach to nudity and the graphic is quite funny to see the reactions on the catoons faces.
The Minolta TC-1 (below) from a brochure dated 1999. The TC-1 is a compact point and shoot 35mm film camera that still commands a strong price in the used market. Mint and near mint examples regularly sell from $800 to $1,200 USD on sites like eBay and Yahoo Japan Auction.
The brochure that I scanned this from shows a list price of ¥148,000 and an actual selling price of ¥122,000 (about $1,140 USD).
Nikon F80 (N80 in the US) brochure dated August 29, 2001.
Thanks for stopping by and some of these brochures can be found in my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com – Chris