I’ve been building my Canon film SLR collection. My latest acquisition, all the way from Japan and all the way from 1981, is a New F1. And it’s probably the best of the lot.
(When I say New F1, it is new to me, and it’s an F1. But it’s also a New F1, as opposed to an F1, or an F1n AKA the F1 later model. Canon… sort out your naming conventions…)
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Here’s a camera the interweb hasn’t heard about. It’s not listed in the Canon camera museum. Perhaps it’s not even a real Canon. (Update: It isn’t. See below.)
It’s a point and shoot zoom labelled ‘Canon Lucky Z-85’. It’s even got a ‘Lucky’ branded case.
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I’ve got a small collection of Canon 35mm film SLRs. Here’s what I think of them.
The collection is a pretty good alpha to omega of FD and EF mount film SLRs, from the 1971 FTb to the 1994 EOS 1n with some ’80s fun thrown in the middle.
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I wrote about my Canon SLR collection recently, mentioning that I’d like a T50.
Now, thanks to a camera swap with the very excellent Frank Lehnen, I’ve got one. (Frank got a not-very-compact Ricoh zoom compact. A nice camera… but I think I got the best end of the swap. Hope Frank doesn’t mind.)
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I wrote about my Canon SLR collection a while ago. The A1 was an obvious gap between the match-needles and dials of the Fs and the computers, buttons and LCDs of the Ts.
By the alchemy of eBay I transmuted three broken mobile phones into one very nice Canon A1. Gap filled.
Continue reading “Canon A1 – a fiddly festival of controls that’s surprisingly lovely to use”