Tag: canon

Camera Geekery: Canon 7s”z”

Camera Geekery: Canon 7s”z” The Canon 7/7s requires no lengthy introduction. Canon’s swan song rangefinders were considered by many the pinnacle of screw mount M39 cameras and their advanced features attained them legendary status. They’re in the hall of fame. Not many people however notice some of the subtle differences between the standard 7s and […]

Compact cameras, the future

Compact cameras, the future Since I have been running this site and doing this job I have watched as the prices for compact cameras have steadily increased into the sort of price ranges usually reserved for collectible cameras. I do feel partly responsible for this as the site helped to popularise these cameras and bring […]

Camera Geekery: The original Canon logo

Camera Geekery: The original Canon logo I found out something that I didn’t know today. I had no idea that the company we now know as Canon started out with a different name and a logo that you would never recognize now. Come and learn something.

The classic little rangefinder that punches above its weight In the 1970’s the Canonet became a household name, with over a million units sold. So let’s have a look and see why this camera became one of the best selling fixed lens rangefinders ever made.

Just sometimes a very special lens comes along And that lens is the Canon 50mm f/0.95. Despite popular belief, this is not a cine lens. It was originally developed by Canon for the 7 rangefinder system. And at the time it was the fastest prime lens available in the world, beating Leica to the punch…

The Canon F1

2 min read

The canon F1, also known as the camera hewn from solid steel by Gods own hands Canon got into the pro SLR market a little bit late, when compared to the release of the great Nikon F series, in fact you could say that they really missed the boat, as this camera was not actually […]