The Collection

I collect Canon Cameras, Lenses and equipment. I began in the Fall of 2015 and it has become quite the passion.

Researching my acquisitions is made so much easier by the internet and I have used this resource freely. But I have not known what to do with the information I collect. I want to write it down and save it but in what format? And how do I make it useable as a tool for ongoing collecting and research?

I have decided that the format best suited to my needs is a website. One created for my needs specifically: large, graphic, searchable, available to me at all times. And I can intigrate it with the wider web and its resiurces through linking.

It is an exercise to clarify it all in my mind and, if you find it useful, to light the way for you. This I will do in this section of my website so it is easily accessible to you and to me. Already I am referring to this material as I sort through cameras and equipment and it will only get more valuable as it grows.

This is not an obvious part of my website because my site is not about collecting but rather about my photography. So I have tucked it away in a little corner where it will not intrude. To use an analogy I like, my website is about art. This collection is like a painter collecting paint brushes. Not really relevant to his art.

If this interests you, you can follow along by liking my Facebook page. That will result in notices to you every time I make changes to the site. And you can communicate with me. Or you can use the link at the bottom of the page to leave me a message and I will get back to you. The e-mail route is more private.

There are two blogs on this site. They are using the same database and so there is a bit of a problem keeping them straight. Hower, one is for my Photography site and I call that “The Joy of Light”. The other is more technical and is about the cameras. That I call “the Camera Notes”. Like either one, or both, and you will get notifications when I make changes to this site in the Collection side or the Photography side.

Finally, please enjoy what I am doing here. Don’t be too critical. And have patience! This will take time to grow and become really useful. Initially I will cover topics generally and without too much detail. But once the site has matured I will begin to add more detail to the various topics.

You can search the site with the search module to the right. Or you can use the index. I have created that and I prefer it because it is more direct and you can drill down to your information more quickly.

So that’s it. Welcome. And please, enjoy!

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Cameras in my Collection

This is a listing of the cameras that I have currently. The main purpose of this is so that I have a quick guide to what I have, and more importantly, what I don’t have. It serves as a buying guide for me.


No. Camera  Series Ser No  Lens Mount Note/Condition
 C-42 Asahiflex   54953 M37 Excellent
C-120 Asahi Pentax   149793 M42 Excellent
C-58 Canon G11   9155100594 Fixed A bit beat up but it works well
C-71 Canonet 454410 Fixed Great – shutter not working
C-77 Canonet   332276 Fixed Excellent
C-70 Canonet Junior 203450 Fixed Great – shutter not working
C-85 Canonet 28 D40969 Fixed Great – Lens a bit loose
C-57 Canonet 28 B59226 Fixed Very Good to Great
C-78 Canonet QL17 527554 Fixed Great
C-111 Canonet QL19 535316 Fixed Excellent – ding in front rt corner
C-109 Canonet QL17 G-III F14581 Fixed Excellent – flash port broken
C-59 Canonet QL19 G-III   A53067 Fixed Excellent
C-60 Canon 110 ED   147792 Fixed Excellent in case with Flash Canolite ED
C-61 Canon A35F   A61935 Fixed Excellent – Black Top
C-65 Canon A35 Datelux   51599 Fixed Excellent – missing small door
C-99 Canon A35F   A13407 Fixed Excellent – ding in top rt rear corner
C-84 Canon Canodate E(N)   348587 Fixed Great – red “E”
C-98 Canon Model II D2 RF 221451 S Excellent
C-46 Canon Model P RF 742195 S Excellent-Silver Top
C-41 Canon Model 7 RF 856884 S Excellent-Silver Top
C-54 Canonflex RM R 169896 R Excellent – Dents on Prism Housing
C-37 Canonflex RM R 178254 R Excellent – dent top left front
 C-01  Canon FT QL F 200916 FL Silver Top
 C-30 Canon FT QL F 561221 FL Silver Top
C-69 Canon FX F 159929 FD Silver Top
C-52 Canon TX F 244482 FL Silver – Great
C-81 Canon F-1n FD 527351 FD Great
C-97 Canon New F-1 FD 114149 FD Excellent to Mint
C-83 Canon EF FD 283307 FD Excellent
 C-21  Canon FTb QL F 707816 FD Silver Top
C-38 Canon TL QL F 125390 FD Silver Top
C-72 Canon TLb F 169453 FD Excellent – Shutter not working
C-68 Canon Pellix QL F 170238 FL Silver Top
 C-20 Canon EX Auto QL E 259128 EX Silver Top
C-49 Bell&Howell Auto 35 E 187115 EX Excellent
C-51 Bell&Howell Auto 35 E 181851 EX Mint
 C-02  Canon AE-1 A 1986862 FD Silver Top, BP Lever
 C-35  Canon AE-1 A 5601889 FD Silver Top, BP Lever
C-45 Canon AE-1 A 239146 FD Silver Top, BP Lever
 C-14  Canon A-1 A  990753 FD Black Top
 C-15  Canon A-1 A 496971 FD Black Top
 C-17  Canon A-1 A 295966 FD Black Top
 C-26 Canon AE-1 Program A 4157448 FD Silver Top
C-76 Canon AL-1 QF A 1099204 FD Silver Top
 C-27 Canon AV-1 A 684723 FD Silver Top
 C-03 Canon T50 T 2338468 FD  Excellent
C-47 Canon T60 T 23060448 FD Excellent – Black
 C-05 Canon T70 T 1140471 FD Excellent
 C-16 Canon T90 T 1136366 FD Excellent
 C-19  Canon EOS 650 EOS 1599852 EF  Film
C-74 Canon EOS 630 EOS 2572288 EF Film – Excellent
C-91 Canon EOS 620 EOS 1323317 EF Excellent
C-96 Canon EOS 700 EOS 1728090 EF Excellent
 C-22 Canon EOS 750 EOS 1507820 EF Film
 C-32 Canon EOS 850 EOS 1179744 EF Film
 C-13 Canon EOS A2E EOS 1803618 EF Film
 C-28 Canon EOS 1V HV EOS 138059 EF Film
 C-31 Canon EOS Elan EOS 1371758 EF Film
 C-33 Canon EOS Elan II EOS 4350540 EF Film
C-34 Canon EOS Elan II EOS 1952337 EF Film
C-55 Canon Elan II E EOS 1050097 EF Film
 C-04 Canon EOS Elan 7 EOS 79001014 EF Film
 C-12 Canon EOS Elan 7e EOS 4601105 EF Film
 C-06 Canon EOS 1000F(N) EOS  6313258 EF Film
C-18 Canon EOS 3000 EOS 3931875 EF Film
C-94 Canon Rebel EOS 1327528 EF Film – Excellent
C-07 Canon EOS Rebel G EOS 5503568 EF Film – Silver
C-29 Canon EOS 500N EOS 3705642 EF Film
C-09 EOS 5 EOS 2700822 EF Film
C-56 Canon Kiss (Panorama) EOS 2113005 EF Film – Data Back
C-25 Rebel 2000 EOS 2769154 EF Film
C-53 Rebel K2 EOS 96005341 EF Film – Silver
C-36 Rebel S II EOS 3709953 EF Film
C-73 Canon Rebel X EOS 5604254 EF Excellent
C-82 Canon 300D Digital EOS 1430528686 EF Great
C-24 Rebel XS EOS 4400159 EF Film
C-92 Canon Rebel T2 EOS (21)93011952 EF Excellent
C-75 Canon Rebel XSn Date EOS (21)68012448 EF Excellent
C-80 Canon D30 EOS 172800749 EF Digital – Excellent
C-63 Digital Rebel EOS 860308272 EF-S Digital – Silver
C-11 Rebel XT EOS 1120607304 EF-S Digital
C-08 Rebel XTi EOS 1220725784 EF-S Digital
C-73 Canon 400D Digital EOS 1330843305 EF-S Digital
C-39 10D EOS 1820500676 EF-S Digital – Excellent
C-40 20D EOS 1320701933 EF-S Digital – Excellent
C-10 60D EOS 1370703535 EF-S Digital
C-23 T3 EOS 212163006744 EF-S Digital
Lenses in my Collection

This is a listing of the Lenses that I have currently. The main purpose of this is so that I have a quick guide to what I have, and more importantly, what I don’t have. It serves as a buying guide for me.


No. Lens Filter Ser No  Mount Note/Condition
L-52 50mm f/1.4 48mm 17153 S Excellent
L-45 50mm f/1.4 48mm 55803 S Great
L-38 R Super-Canomatic 35mm f/2.5 60mm 21983 R Excellent
L-39 R Super-Canomatic 50mm f/1.8 60mm 131661 R Glass excellent, damaged Barrel
L-34 FL 50mm f/1.4 48mm 219804 FL Excellent
L-50 FL 50mm f/1.8 48mm 860292 FL Excellent
 L-01 FL 50mm f/1.8 48mm 309932 FL Excellent
L-59 FL 50mm f/1.8 48mm 618483 FL Good – needs repair
 L-51 FL 55-135mm f/3.5 58mm 24738 FL Excellent
L-69 FL 135mm f/3.5 49mm 119181 FL Excellent
L-69 FL 135mm f/2.5 58mm 91782 FL Needs Repair – Optics Excellent
L-67 FL 200mm f/3.5 58mm 31596 FL Excellent
L-75 FL 200mm f/4.5 48mm 121893 FL Excellent
L-48 FD 28mm f/3.5 (Chrome) 55mm 17758 FD Excellent
L-64 FD 28mm f/3.5 (Chrome) 55mm 25815 FD Excellent
L-47 FD 28mm f/2.8 S.C. 55mm 180441 FD Excellent
L-20 FD 35mm f/2.0 S.S.C. 55mm 118562 FD Excellent
L-02 FD 50mm f/1.8 S.C. 55mm 1513527 FD Excellent
L-44 FD 50mm f/1.4 (Chrome) 121205 FD Excellent
L-49 FD 50mm f/1.4 S.S.C. 55mm 571398 FD Excellent
L-46 FD 85mm f/1.8 S.S.C. 55mm 33026 FD Excellent
L-40 FD 135mm f/3.5 (Chrome) 55mm 20634 FD Excellent – Chrome Nose
L-41 FD 135mm f/3.5 S.C. (II) 55mm 234865 FD Excellent
L-68 FD 200mm f/1.4 S.S.C. 55mm 284697 FD Excellent
L-70 FD 200mm f/4 55mm 16657 FD Excellent
L-03 FDn 28mm f/2.8 52mm 579114 FD Excellent
L-104 FDn 35-70mm f/4 Autofocus 58mm 16729 FD Excellent
L-132 FDn 25-70mm f/4 58mm 30678 FD Excellent+
L-19 FDn 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5 58mm 100903 FD Excellent
L-17 FDn 50mm f/1.4  52mm 202973 FD Excellent
L-04 FDn 50mm f/1.8 52mm 5499368 FD Excellent
L-30 FDn 50mm f/1.8 52mm 7689804 FD Excellent
L-53 FDn 50mm f/1.8 52mm 9149487 FD Excellent +
L-14 FDn 50mm f/1.8 52mm 2033191 FD Excellent
L-73 FDn 50mm f/2 52mm 202517 FD Excellent
L-18 FDn 50mm f/3.5 Macro 52mm 65931 FD Excellent
L-123 FDn 50-135mm f/3.5 58mm 15400 FD Very Good – light Haze
L-22 FDn 70-150 f/4.5 52mm 62143 FD Excellent
L-62 FDn 70-210mm f/4 58mm 665859 FD Excellent
L-117 FDn 75-200mm f/4.5 52mm 218526 FD Excellent
L-15 FDn 80-200mm f/4.0 58mm 22216 FD Excellent
L-96 FDn 100-200mm f/5.6 52mm 97816 FD Excellent+
L-93 FDn 100mm f/4 Macro 18738 FD Excellent+
L-108 FDn 100-300mm f/4.5 58mm 97823 FD Excellent
L-118 FDn 100-300mm f/5.6 58mm 82316 FD Excellent
L-76 FDn 135mm f/3.5 52mm 46583 FD Excellent
L-16 FDn 300mm f/5.6 58mm 14661 FD Excellent
L-130 FDn 300mm f/4.0 Intern 16318 FD Excellent+
L-129 FDn 500mm f/8.0 Reflex Intern 35162 FD Excellent+
L-74  AC 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 55mm 102117 FD 1st Autofocus Zoom Lens
L-94 AC 50mm f/1.8 52mm 19119 FD Auto focus – Excellent
 L-24 EX 35mm f/3.5 48mm 63898 EX Excellent
L-55 EX 35mm f/3.5 48mm 65723 EX Excellent
 L-23 EX 50mm f/1.8 48mm 350160 EX Excellent
L-58 EX 95mm f/3.5 62mm 51133 EX Great
 L-25 EX 125mm f/3.5 72mm 63390 EX Excellent
 L-05 EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 58mm   EF Good – small chip in front element
 L-11 EF 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS 72mm 6900215G EF Excellent
L-12 EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 58mm 8407752E EF Excellent
L-13 EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 USM 58mm 3702436B EF Excellent
L-21 EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II 58mm 3968839 EF Excellent
L-28 EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II 58mm 3757818 EF Excellent
L-37 EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II 58mm 2605807 EF Excellent
L-32 EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II 58mm 3703082 EF Excellent
L-36 EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 58mm 4631315 EF Excellent
L-29 EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 58mm 6637844 EF Excellent – Silver
L-61 EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 III 58mm 96008378 EF Excellent
L-35 EF 35-70 f/3.5-4.5 52mm 1507366 EF Excellent
L-26 EF 35-80 f/4-5.6 52mm 1616329A EF Excellent – Power Zoom
L-72 EF 35-80mm f/5-5.6 III 52mm 1517795 EF Excellent
L-64 EF 35-80mm (no f/ info) 52mm 3247075F EF Excellent
L-63 EF 35-105mm f/4.5-5.6 58mm 4108494A EF Excellent
L-65 EF 38-76mm f/4.5-5.6 52mm 111772 EF Excellent
L-31 EF 50mm f/1.4 58mm 10503726 EF Excellent
L-43 EF 50mm f/1.8 II 52mm 71890325 EF Excellent
L-07 EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L 77mm 8480015798 EF Excellent
L-60 EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 II 58mm 9602205D EF Excellent
L-33 EF 80-200 f/4.5-5.6 II 52mm 3404235A EF Excellent
L-08 EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 77mm 38400846 EF-S Excellent
L-09 EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 77mm 19604767 EF-S Excellent
L-06 EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 67mm 31139343 EF-S Excellent
L-10 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II 58mm 2840577537 EF-S Excellent
L-27 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II 58mm 9146143040 EF-S Excellent
L-42 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II 58mm 520594359 EF-S Excellent

Used Camera Condition

Buying and selling used cameras, which collecting mostly is, has the problem of describing the condition of the camera being considered. This is especially true when we are bargaining with someone who is miles or even continents away. There has to be a common understanding of what the descriptive words mean.

I have looked at what others have decided on this issue and have come up with the following definitions, which I shall use throughout this website. When you see me use the word on the left, you will know I mean the words on the right.

One exception: because I am collecting for display, and not necessarily to use the camera, and because over time they will all prove non functional, these descriptions do not imply anything about the functioning of the camera. I will indicate the operational status separately if it is relevant to the conversation.

Mint or As New

Almost indistinguishable from new with no visible wear, dents or scratches, no dust. Such a camera is probably operational but I will comment on that separately.


Light signs of use, very minor marks or scratches, grips and rubber areas undamaged, no dust.


Moderate signs of use but original finish at least 90% intact, no dents, small scratches or dust.


Obvious signs of use, original finish at least 80% intact, small scratches, dents or signs of wear.

Well Used

Showing heavy use, at least 70 % of original finish in place, numerous scratches, dents or dust, damaged or peeling rubber, missing or damaged plugs, doors or covers.

As Is

Not working partially or completely non-functional, parts missing, heavy wear, scratches or dents suitable for repair, for parts, or as a place holder in a collection until a finer copy may be obtained.

Now this is a collection! A man’s dreams should exceed his grasp or what’s a heaven for? (this image is from a Canon advertisement)

Photographs from the Collection

The pictures of cameras, lenses and accessories on this site are, on the whole, my own that I have taken myself.  Most copies of Manuals and Instruction books are scanned from actual booklets in my possession. I have also made use of other material from the web for which I am grateful. I try to indicate which these are and as I have no rights to them I ask that you not use them for any commercial purpose. They are for your own use and enjoyment.

My pictures that I have taken, on the other hand, you may use as my contribution to my fellow enthusiasts. I have no rights to the Canon and other trade marks that may be visible and make no claim to them.  Please, use nothing on this site for commercial purposes.

Canon Logo I am not in any way connected to or supported by Canon and I have no rights to any of their trade marks. I chose their camera line and have stayed with it although I cannot recall why. But a Nikon camera is fine technology and takes a wonderful picture. So too with Sony and the others. But I have been happy with Canon and so I have begun my collection here. Eventually I may add other brands to my range of interest but that is for another day.