Canon EF (1973)

What is it? This is a Canon EF 35mm single lens reflex camera made by Canon Inc of Japan between the years of 1973 and 1978.  It used Canon’s FD lens mount and was their first interchangeable lens SLR with in-body shutter priority automatic exposure.  It is unique among FD mount …

Canon AF35ML (1981)

What is it? This is a Canon AF35ML 35mm auto focus camera made by Canon in 1981.  This camera was also known as the Super Sure Shot in the US and the Autoboy Super in Japan.  The AF35ML was the followup to Canon’s earlier AF35M auto focus camera.  It improved upon …

Canon AF35M (1979)

What is it? This is a Canon AF35M 35mm auto focus camera made by Canon in 1979.  This camera was also known as the Sure Shot in the US and the Autoboy in Japan.  It was the world’s first active auto focus camera.  The Canon AF35M proved to be a pretty reliable …

Canonet G-III QL17 (1977)

What is it? This is a Canonet G-III QL17 fixed lens 35mm rangefinder camera.  It was the last in a line of successful Canonet rangefinder cameras starting with the original Canonet from 1961.  This model was made between 1972 and the summer of 1982 and sold over 1.2 million copies worldwide. …

Canon P (1961)

What is it? This is a Canon P 35mm rangefinder which was sold between 1959 and 1961.  The P stands for “Populaire”, meaning it was marketed as a budget (or popular) choice compared to higher spec Canon cameras.  The P was very similar to the Canon VI-L, but lacking some of it’s features …

Canon T50 (1983)

What is it? This is a Canon T50 35mm SLR film camera.  It was the first in Canon’s T-series lineup which would be the last Canon SLRs to use the aging manual focus FD mount.  The T50 was an entry level camera with full program mode auto exposure and almost no …

Canon AV-1 (1979)

What is it? This is a Canon AV-1 35mm SLR camera which was the third in the line of Canon A-series film SLRs released in the late 1970s.  The A-series was one of the most popular line of cameras in the world and helped cement Canon as one of the top …