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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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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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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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Canon New FD 50mm f/1.8 Lens Test

Canon New FD 50mm f/1.8 Lens – ISO 200, 1/200 at about f/2.8

I enjoy shooting with my classic (vintage) lenses on my mirrorless cameras as it reminds me just how special these lenses were and still are. They almost have the same look as a film image. Here I mounted the Canon lens to my Fujifilm X-A10 mirrorless digital camera body using a Fotodiox Pro FD-FX adapter. The X-A10 is a 16.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor camera. I simply set the camera to aperture priority and make a few adjustments in the camera’s menu (manual focus) and start enjoying using your old glass again. If you own a Fujifilm mirrorless digital X-Series camera, here is a link that can get you started. I have no affiliation with Fotodiox other than I like using their adapters. https://fotodioxpro.com/collections/fujifilm-x-adapters?page=1

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Classic Canon AE-1

This beautiful set is dated back to November 1978. It’s a joy to use and it’s as clean as new. I believe it’s one of the best 35mm film cameras from that era.

Shown here with the original Canon FD lens – the 50mm f/1.8 S.C. (Spectra Coated) breech-lock lens.
It’s available in our camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Friday Fotos!

Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok, Thailand 1978

Camera – Canon F-1 with Canon FD 24mm f2.8 lens on Kodak Kodacolor 25 color slide film.

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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A gem from Canon – 1972

The Canon F-1 was released in 1971 and represented Canon’s first professional level 35mm single-lens reflex camera. This beautiful set is from 1972 and features a Canon FD 50mm f1.4 lens.

Complete kit including the correct first edition instruction booklet.
Chrome nose Canon lenses are my favorite.
Early models do not have the film reminder slot on the rear of the film door. Early serial numbers in the 1xxxxx range are your assurances that it’s an early model.

Chasing an early model Canon F-1 has become a bit harder as these cameras are now over 50 years old. Finding one with an original chrome-nosed Canon lens is even harder but certainly worth the effort. Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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A special kitty

Candy

I have pictures scattered in different places around the house and studio and sometimes I find an image or two that I forgot I had. This was or very sweet kitty, Candy. We found her in the early 1980s as an abandoned kitten barely alive so we took her in. She grew to be a sweetheart of a cat with some of the softest fur and cutest meow. She was blind in one eye although it’s hard to see which one it was in this pic. Here she’s pictured around 1995. Canon F-1 on Kodak color negative film.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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On the docks, Hong Kong 1979

Aberdeen docks, Hong Kong 1979.

Camera and Lens – Canon F-1 with Canon FD 80-200 f4 zoom lens.

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Canon AV-1

I’ve added this lovely Canon AV-1 to my online camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com. If you’re not familiar with this model it’s worth your time to read a bit more about it as it has some very interesting features and is super simple to use (it’s a great camera to use when you’re just starting into film photography).

This one is from 1981. A nearly perfect example of this not often seen Canon 35mm SLR. The AV-1 (Aperture Value) camera is pretty unique in that you select the aperture you want on the FD lens and then the camera selects the proper shutter speed for true auto exposure photography.
The AV-1 accepts all of Canon’s FD mount lenses (tons of them to choose from) and works directly with the dedicated Canon Speedlites like the 133A, 155A, 177A, and 199A.

This one is in collector’s condition – it’s that nice.
Load the film, set the ASA (far left dial) adjust the shutter dial (red A), pick an aperture (here it’s set to f8) compose and focus your subject then fire away.
The AV-1 accepts all of Canon’s FD mount lenses which is a bunch!
The AV-1 uses an easy-to-find and not expensive 6v A544 battery that’s sold pretty much everywhere. I buy these batteries online in groups of 5 to save even more.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and, while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Happy SUNday!

Saint Peter’s Basilica -1986
Hey, taxi! Just outside of Roma Termini railway station -1986
Iconic telephone boxes, Isle of Wight – 1987
Tower Bridge viewed from an unusual angle – 1987

Camera – Canon F-1

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and, while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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