New In the Shop – 9.20.2019

Happy Friday everyone! Some interesting items have hit the shelves in the shop this week at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

Now everything’s 10% off! Special sale through the end of September!

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Visit http://www.ccstudio2380.com and see 10% savings on everything!

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There’s many more items listed in my shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com – some with free USA shipping!

If you have a question about something or if you’d like a shipping quote please contact me at ccphotographyai@gmail.com

Thanks – Chris

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Tamiya Martini Racing 935 Porsche – 1977

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High-quality 1:12 scale Tamiya model. Photographed with a Canon F-1 with Canon FD 24mm f/2.8 lens on Kodak Kodachrome. Assembled and photographed at my home in Honmoku, Yokohama in 1979.

Tamiya models were always the best! The only thing I left off was the red air dam stripe and I swapped the Martini decal for a Porsche decal above the grill.

These kits unassembled and still new in the box go for around $350 to $450 USD.

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The original cover art for the model.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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At the Zoo – Lion Country Safari, Florida

Lion Country Safari is located in Palm Beach County, Florida. It’s one of the better “drive-thru” safari parks in the US. Here are a few images from a trip back in October 1993.

Camera and Film: Canon F-1 with Canon FD 80-200mm Zoom Lens on Kodak Kodacolor

Scanner: Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II

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These next two images were taken at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (Florida) in 1999 OR at Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay OR at Lion Country Safari – I’m sorry to say that I didn’t record their origin properly.

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Grévy’s zebra

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The markings on these zebra are amazing – if you look closely it’s actually difficult to distinguish where one animal begins and another ends when they are in a herd.

Here’s a great link to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens with some interesting info about these zebras.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Just Arrived! New items in the shop.

Some new items have just been listed in my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

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Canon EOS nylon camera strap from the 1980s. New, never used. Super nice.

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A must have original (not a copy) Canon Booster T Finder instruction book. Near mint condition.

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Hyper rare Minolta Six 6×6 cm medium format 120 roll film camera from 1936. This was the first camera to carry the Minolta name and was the first 6×6 cm camera made in Japan.

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Classic early 1970s Mamiya/Sekor 35mm SLR – the 1000 DTL was a landmark camera from Mamiya.

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Super cool camera case (camera not included). Made by Marsand. I still have the key and the lock still locks!

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Not often seen outside of Japan, this SLR slayer from Fuji Photo Film Company is like new in its original package – with all the goodies included it’s ready to be a street photog’s dream.

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Brand new Canon Olympics fanny pack. Step back to the future with this HTF collectible from Canon.

There you have it – a small sample of some of the neat items I’ve added to my shop recently all at 10% off in my big Spring sale! Check it out at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

Thanks – Chris

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New to the Shop – An eclectic mix of neat stuff

New in the shop this week I’ve presented a little bit of everything! My camera shop can be found at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

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Kinda hard to find early Canon F-1 presentation box. Pre 1974

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Mamiya / Sekor 1000 DTL – 1970

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Original instruction guidebook for the Graflex Pacemaker Crown and Speed Graphic medium format cameras.

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Original and hard to find Canon instruction booklet for the Servo EE finder. Mint condition and from July 1973

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Published November 1981, the Canon A-1 sales brochure is a colorful instruction book on steroids.

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I need some LOVE… Minolta Maxxum 9000 AF 35mm SLR in need of repair!

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Crazy exposure meter from Bertram (W. Germany 1955) – the Bewi Automat ‘A’ is a study in mid-century style… works great too.

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Canon Speedlite 155A for the ever popular Canon A Series of cameras from the early 1980s. This one is fully working and in mint condition.

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Still new in its box, this super cool Fuji Smart Shot kit is the perfect way to break into 35mm street photography.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for all the support that you’ve my shop over the years! Carol and I appreciate it greatly! ^.^

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Sakura in Naka-ku – Yokohama’s little jewel

From the Spring of 1979 – one of the rare times I was home during the Sakura Season in Japan.

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Sankei-en in Yokohama

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Along Avenue D – Honmoku, Naka-ku, Yokohama

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Beautiful Sankei-en (Gardens)

We were very fortunate to live just a short bicycle ride from Sankei-en and although I was seldom home during the Spring we would always find time to spend the day there.

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Camera: Canon F-1 with Canon FD lenses on Kodak Kodachrome film.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

I’m running some nice specials in my shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com and I’ll be adding some new cameras shortly!

Please respect that all content, including photos and text, are the property of this blog and its owner, Yashica Pentamatic Fanatic, Yashica Sailor Boy, Yashica Chris.

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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 http://www.ccstudio2380.com – 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!

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Original instructions from 1981

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Instruction book for the A-1 from 1981

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

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

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Canon fanny pack from the 1984 Olympics

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Canon camera strap still new from 1984

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

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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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Yashica FR II – the camera that made me buy the Canon F-1

Time for another look at this underappreciated Yashica.

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I know – the FR II and the F-1 are miles apart in features (and price). I purchased my first Yashica, a TL Electro-X in 1971 and used it faithfully through much of the 1970s. Being a young (and married) US Navy Sailor and money deprived, the TL suited me just fine – until I was transferred to Japan in 1977. If you were ever stationed in Yokosuka then you know what Building A33 means. It was the Navy Exchange camera and stereo heaven!!! Reps from all of the major camera manufacturers were present and demonstrated their latest gear to the now cash flush Sailors. Upstairs was a branch of Navy Federal Credit Union… if you couldn’t afford it, finance it! Pure bliss.

I’m so easily distracted.

So it was time for me to upgrade my trusty TL Electro-X, so naturally I looked at what Yashica had to offer. The…

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Battery Burner – Canon’s Massive Motor

When you chase down something for over forty years the payoff should be special – it was! It’s not like these beasts are rare, if I had had a few more bucks in my pocket back in 1978 I could have purchased it for around $400 at the Navy Exchange in Yokosuka along with my F-1. But being an underpaid and over-deployed Sailor there’s only so much money to throw at cameras when there were hi-end stereos still to buy. ^.^

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No one I knew at the time (including myself) needed one of these – they were meant for professional photographers and I was certainly not that. But how could a 25-year-old “camera bug” not want it? Just look at it! Crazy big but powerful and that sound it made when burning through film at 3.5 fps – wow! The F-1 was already a monster to lug around and this bit of motorized mayhem would add over 2 pounds to an already strained neck.

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Yum-yum, eat ’em up!

So after 40 years I broke down and bought my Canon Motor Drive MF on eBay from a large camera retailer on the West Coast. I believe I got it at a great price – $60 plus shipping for a fully working and in nearly mint condition. I’m very happy with it and yes, it’s still a ridiculous piece of camera hardware but it harkens back to another time and place in photography and that makes it worth it.

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It’s almost as big as the camera itself!

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A gentle reminder that when in the continuous mode that the shutter speed range is from a low of 1/60 to a max of 1/2000. Single frame allows shooting down to 1 second.

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It looks great on my original F-1 from 1978 and it’s a fun reminder of those heady days back in Japan when I wanted anything that could be attached to the F-1. After 40 years it just feels right! Merry Christmas to me.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Canon F-1 vs. Nikon F

Two 1970s heavyweights battle it out (well sort of).

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The Canon is from 1978 and the Nikon is from 1972. To me, the clear winner is the F-1. It’s a more robust camera body and the Canon FD lenses are as good as if not better than the Nikkors. Besides, you have to remove the entire baseplate and back (they are one unit) to be able to load film – not the easiest of things to do while bouncing around in a small boat or a safari vehicle. Just sayin’.

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Which camp are you? Canon or Nikon? Or Olympus or Minolta?

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris