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!
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-58||Canon G11||9155100594||Fixed||A bit beat up but it works well|
|C-71||Canonet||–||454410||Fixed||Great – shutter not working|
|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-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-97||Canon New F-1||FD||114149||FD||Excellent to Mint|
|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-47||Canon T60||T||23060448||FD||Excellent – Black|
|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-56||Canon Kiss (Panorama)||EOS||2113005||EF||Film – Data Back|
|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-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-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|
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.
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.