Links and Credits

Nobody works in isolation or without being indebted to someone

Collecting cameras leads to all kinds of printed material: Instruction Books, Advertisments, Registration Forms, Boxes, even original Bills of Sale. So what do you do with this stuff? Well, my Canon Library is the answer. These are good sources of information and instruction and they are part of the back story to any collection. So, like the cameras, when I come across this stuff, and it does not offend copyright (with the possible exception of Canon’s – but look at the free advertising they get!) or trade on the work of another, I will scan and post these things right here in the Library. Again, I caution you to be patient. I am creating this site live on the internet so you can watch every step and view incomplete pages. It is easier for me and keeps you the more up to date.

I have a few dozen booklets in my possession which do not appear here. I will slowly be posting these here as time permits. I want to do really good scans which takes a lot of time (which I don’t have!). I am looking for more to include. If you are browsing here and you have some Canon material you don’t know what to do with, drop me line. I may be interested in it and if you send it to me I will share it with everyone in the Canon community.

Links and Credits

Ken has a huge site with information on many camera and equipment types. His Canon coverage is excellent.

If you want to do any tinkering with your cameras, special tools are required. Your local hardware store will not have what you need. Having said that, a basic set of tools is not expensive and these folks have a grand selection.

George Pauka has begun doing what I am doing: documenting his camera hobby. But he has been doing simple repairs on his camera and telling about his adventures. Lots of pictures. This is a good site. I hope he keeps it up.

Canon itself maintains a wonderful website listing products and dates and, in some cases, good descriptions. A Valuable resource.

Michael Butkus has collected thousands upon thousands of camera instruction manuals and he has scanned them and posted them on his website. I don’t know how he has managed this task! But if you are looking for a manual you will probably find it here.

Camerapedia is an amazing resource for information on all types of cameras. There are literally thousands of pages on cameras and lenses and their history.

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I am intending to shoot some film in my Brownie Hawkeye and I was searching for information on it and came across an amazing website that discusses all of the the models of Brownie camera. And there are lots of manuals for the various models. Really a neat site.

I’ve noticed here in Vancouver that a local chain of camera stores, Kerrisdale Camera, carries used cameras and has some very collectible items. Drop into their store on Lonsdale in North Vancouver and meet the store manager, Will Stiphout. He is a camera collector himself and very helpful. Will is more than willing to help you find something old or get you the latest in a new camera.

Another source for Brownie cameras is Chuck Baker’s Brownie Camera Page. I don’t intend to write much about these cameras here because I am about Canon Cameras. But I could not improve on this!

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