Camera Manuals & Brochures – excellent reference sources

Hi all! Carol and I enjoy collecting classic camera instruction books and sales brochures as it’s a great way to connect with photo gear that has captured our interest over the years. We especially enjoy collecting booklets that are still in mint and like-new condition… but we find ourselves with enough books to open a library so we’ll be offering some of these in our camera shop at over the next few days (and weeks). If you’re looking to add one of these hard to find items (in new condition) for your collection, now’s the time.









Thanks for stopping by! These books and brochures are available in our camera shop at If they’re something you need and you don’t see it be sure to ask us – we might have just have it! – Chris & Carol

Canon Photo Gear in the shop – new arrivals!

Select items from my collection of Canon photo gear are now on sale in my online shop at – pop on over and check them out – you may find something that strikes your fancy. Some unique Canon items from the Summer Olympics that were held in Los Angeles in 1984 and even a hard to find 1976 Olympics lens cap from the Olympics held in Montreal.

Happy hunting!

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Thank you!


Original instructions from 1981


Instruction book for the A-1 from 1981


“Action Grip” for the Canon A-1 and AE-1 Program – SOLD! Thank you!


A rather rare Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar lens with the Exa-Exakta mount – 1952


Canon fanny pack from the 1984 Olympics


Canon camera strap still new from 1984


Getting harder to find – 55mm lens cap commemorating the 1976 Olympics


Hardly ever seen here in the US – 52mm lens cap

Many more items wait to be discovered in the shop as I continue to sell off my collections of photo stuff. I’ll be listing a mint condition Yashica Mat-124G TLR soon as well as a mint condition Canon New F-1 (F-1N) LA Olympics 35mm SLR! Stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Canon AE-1 Program


Canon AE-1 Program 35mm SLR Film Camera

Canon AE-1 Program in super clean and fully working condition - a one owner camera (mine) since 1981. It will include a battery and a roll of Fujifilm Fujicolor 100 film (ex 07/2010). The AE-1 P is one of Canon's easiest to use compact 35mm film cameras. This SLR features full manual mode, shutter and aperture priority modes and full program (automatic) mode. Simply compose, focus and shoot! It accepts all Canon FD lenses (which is a bunch!) I'll mail this most anywhere in the world - please contact me for a quote. In the USA a flat $10.00 gets you USPS Priority Mail with insurance and a tracking number.



Thanks for stopping by! You can buy this outstanding Canon here or visit my store at

Thanks, Chris