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Canon Compendium: Handbook of the Canon System (Hove Compendia)

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  • PDF | 192 pages
  • Bob Shell(Author)
  • Hove Books; First Edition edition (Feb. 1994)
  • English
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  • Art, Architecture & Photography

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  • By T.J.Byford on 11 May 2014

    This is an excellent publication dealing with Canon's early history and as with any product base book it will primarily be of interest to existing Canon users or those those interested in collecting cameras generally. In view of its publication date, it does not include digital slr cameras, and it just misses out on APS models, which debuted in 1996 with the Eos IX, a high quality and sophisticated slr camera that used the EF range of lenses, and which are covered.Canon produced a wide range of non-system cameras, which today would be referred to as compacts, and intended more for the domestic user but this book is not for you if you are expecting these numerous models even to get a mention.The image quality of the plates is excellent and so is the information that can be gleaned about the various Eos models that arrived on the scene in 1987 with the Eos 650. The longevity of the Eos system means that even the very first 650 is still eminently usable today with every EF lens, although image stabilisation won't always be catered for. However, more serious users will gravitate to some of the later more sophisticated models and in this respect the data about each model is a gold mine of information.

  • By BionicBoogie on 10 March 2014

    Very detailed account of the history of these fine cameras along with interesting trivia. For example, I didn't know that Canon bought the shutter mechanism for the celebrated Canon EF from another Japanese camera manufacturer, a very unusual move from a company that likes to manufacture everything. I wish it went on to cover the history of the digital models too but the early release date prevented that.

  • By Marlandpictures on 13 December 2008

    If you're a Canon nut like me, this will be a must have book. But! Be prepared to be bitterly disappointed. Inside this book is just about every Canon you could have got your mits on, some Canons you still can but this is the crunch. Inside this book is the most gorgeous, beautiful, ergonomic (believe me, I could keep going!) medium format camera you will ever set eyes on, ever! And you can't bloody well have one!!! Canon only made this as a design study and I could have cried when I read that. Very informative, nicely set out. A super book, you will love it. And when you see that 120 roll film camera and realise you'll never get to hold it or use one, you'll briefly hit a major low....sorry!

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