I had a big score this past weekend at a thrift store up in Lynnwood. I found a 1961 Canon “Canonet” rangefinder. Although I already have more than enough cameras, at $4.99 I couldn’t resist it. I just shot my first roll of film with it and I love how light and small it is. I downloaded the manual off the internet (thank you to all those dedicated people who scan old manuals and post them online!) and found out that it has a non-battery operated “electric eye” light meter and a self timer option. Sweet! Here are a few pictures of it.
Oh, how I love the typography on old cameras!
The film advance lever is on the bottom:
With case open:
And case closed:
Now let’s just hope it’s light tight…I’ll post again once the roll is developed.