Just in time for Christmas – Canon AE-1 35mm SLR

Just in time for your holiday shopping and gift-giving, I have another beautiful Canon AE-1 from my collection. This one comes with a sharp Canon New FD 50mm f1.8 lens. It’s been fully serviced with new light seals and a new mirror bumper pad and it’s been lubed to ensure that there’s no squeal or squeak from the mirror assembly (commonly known as shutter squeal).

The instruction book is also in mint condition. It’s one of the best booklets I’ve ever had with my Canons. Looks new!
The Canon AE-1 is one of the easiest Canons made.
I also have this one available in my shop.

As always, thanks for stopping by, and feel free to pop on over to my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com, Chris

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Happy SUNday!

Canon A-1 camera boxes – 1980 Winter Olympics and 1984 Summer Olympics.
Top view.
End view.

Silly things to collect but fun just the same! Thanks for stopping by, Chris

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Canon Booster T Finder

A classic Canon accessory.
Here is a very nice early version of this important accessory from Canon for the original Canon F-1.

Canon Booster T Finder for the Canon F-1
– Mint in Box w/ Leather Case,
Connecting Cord, New Battery, Prism Cover
– Fully Tested – 1 Owner

The Booster T Finder, interchangeable with the
F-1 pentagonal prism section reads precise
exposures with its electronic timer under
extremely dim lighting conditions. It is
effective for photomicrography, macro-
photography, and when shooting indoors
or night scenes where timed exposures
are necessary.

It will complete as pictured. The leather case
is in near-perfect condition as is the finder
itself. The Canon connecting cord 6V 2B is
also in excellent condition and is the correct
cord for the finder. The finder is powered
by an easy-to-find A544 6V alkaline battery
which I’ve included.

This finder was a key part of my Canon F-1 collection
that I’m now downsizing.

The case is in exceptionally nice condition.
Mint condition.
The battery test indicates all is up and running.
The Booster T Finder replaces the eye-level pentaprism finder on the Canon F-1.
Shown here with the standard eye-level finder removed from the original F-1.

If you’re interested in adding this interesting F-1 accessory to your own Canon collection then pop on over to my online shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com where I’m having a nice sale on everything at 10% off for a limited time. Thanks for stopping by, Chris

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1st blossom of the season

The first Christmas cactus blossom of the season.

Hopefully, many more will follow.

Thanks for stopping by, Chris

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Canon A-1 35mm SLR – 1980 Winter Olympics Edition

Chasing Classic Cameras with Chris – My Canon A-1 35mm SLR 1980 Winter Olympics camera set is now available in my camera shop at www.ccstudio2380.com It’s in collector’s condition and has been professionally serviced (new light seals, mirror pad, and lubed) and is 100% fully working. Don’t miss out on this gem of a camera! Thanks for stopping by, Chris #canona1 #canon #canoncamera #35mm #slr #filmcamera #canonolympics #1980olympics #jeanclaudekilly #lakeplacid #madeinjapan #photography #ccstudio2380

As nice a set as I’ve ever owned.
A centerpiece for any collection.

As always, thanks for stopping by, Chris

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wordless wednesday

Thanks for stopping by, Chris

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Canon FD Lens Brochure with a full-color centerfold poster – 1978

Although it’s undated my sharp eyes spotted a date code on the lens (rear mounting plate) beginning with ‘S’ which is 1978. The brochure features the new Canon New FD lens lineup and I hadn’t seen it before acquiring it recently in a large camera and photogear purchase.

Lovely centerfold that’s about 17 x 22 inches big!
A pretty neat cover shot for this hard-to-find brochure.
There’s some nice tech stuff inside in addition to the great pics and charts.
The date code that I see is ‘S1105’ for November 1978.
Back cover with my dream collection!

Since my Canon collection is bursting at the seams, I’ve added this brochure to the inventory of my online camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com. Thanks for stopping by, Chris

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Nice find, Minolta X-700 boxes

I’m always on the lookout (chase) for items to add value to my camera collection. Recently I purchased a super nice Minolta X-700 35mm SLR and Minolta 50mm f/2 lens from a local collector who swore he still had the original boxes that the camera came in. After much searching around his home, he discovered them packed away in a seldom-used Christmas ornaments box. The boxes are factory fresh since he put them away when still new.

Factory fresh!
Includes the foam inserts.
The outer shipping box is a bit rough but it did its job and kept the presentation boxes fresh.
A body cap and a rear lens dust cap. An added bonus is the little plastic insert that covers the film pressure plate.

I don’t have the camera and lens anymore so it’s a good time to pass this set along to the next collector. If you are interested they are available in my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com. Thanks for stopping by, Chris

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Canon A-1 1980 Winter Olympics Edition

Complete Canon Olympics Edition A-1 with 1968 Gold Medal winner Jean-Claude Killy pictured on the box (both sides). Killy also appeared in some print advertising for Canon in late 1979 and 1980.

The Winter Olympics were held in February 1980 in Lake Placid, New York so Canon needed someone of note to feature on the box for the A-1 that went into production in early 1979. Since there wasn’t a clear Olympic standout in skiing in the 1976 games, Canon turned to three-time Gold Medalist Killy from the 1968 games in Grenoble, France to feature on the box. Thanks for stopping by, Chris

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Happy SUNday! – nothing fancy, just home

A simple Thanksgiving dinner with family. This is as fancy as we get!

The plates and glasses are my mom and dad’s passed down to us. I believe they received them back in the early 1950s. It’s a very small way to have them share dinner with us.

A mess but it’s what we like to have for our Thanksgiving meal.

I hope everyone had a chance to spend the day or weekend if you were lucky with some or all of your family and friends. I can remember more than a few that we weren’t able to do that and are thankful whenever we can. Thanks for stopping by, Chris, Carol, and Tim.

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