Book: Canon M39 Rangefinder Lenses 1939-71

Canon M39 Rangefinder Lenses 1939-71 is the first English-language book to
go into detail on the vagaries of these early lenses and the first major
book on the subject.

The book describes the various changes and markings on the lenses and
explains where the lenses fit in the evolution of the early Canon lens
system. It contains detailed charts on each lens to give the Canon collector
a clear overview of what is in their collection.

The book contains detailed sections on the serial numbering system developed
by Canon, prototypes that appear in various literature, and rare and unusual
items that Canon produced during this ‘Golden Age’. Detailed historical and
timeline charts follow Canon as it developed from a fledgling Seiki-Kogaku
Kenkyusyo in the back streets of Tokyo into the huge multinational it is
today. The book is beautifully illustrated with 370 black and white
photographs, which will guide the reader through the various pages even if
the reader cannot read English. Mr Phil Ono’s website ‘PhotoGuide Japan’
has been included in the book as a reference, particularly the Photographic
History of Japan section.

Title: “Canon M39 Rangefinder Lenses 1939-71” by Peter Kitchingman.

ISBN: 9780646481449

Description: Case bound, Hardcover, Coffee Table quality consisting of 215 pages with 370 B&W photographs.

Size: 320 x 230 x 20

Publisher: Self-published, designed and printed by Lamb Print in Perth, West

Date of issue: October 2008

Price: 6900 yen + Air Mail postage from Australia to Japan 2400 yen (this
rate is only for parcels sent to Japan)

Language: English

Peter Kitchingman
Canon Rangefinder researcher
Click into my Canon RF website to place an order for my
NEW “Canon M39 Rangefinder Lenses 1933-1971” Book

Sample pages:

British Coal Postcard Book & Exhibition in Osaka

Postcard collector and book author Yukiko Inui is having an exhibition of her British coal-mining postcards in Osaka.

British Coal Postcard Exhibition in Osaka
Tue, 4 – Mon. 31 March (10.00 – 21.00)

JUNKUDO Bookstore, Osaka
Dojima Avanza Bldg. 3rd Floor,
1-6-20 Dojima, Kita-ku, Osaka-City
Phone: 06-4799-1090

She has also published a new book about British coal-mining postcards called “Photographic Postcards of British Coal Mining in the Early 20th Century” in Japanese.

Photo Imaging Expo 2008, Mar. 19-22, Tokyo

On March 19-22, 2008, the Photo Imaging Expo (PIE2008) will be held at Tokyo Big Sight, East Hall 4 to 6

This is THE photo expo in Japan where you can find small-format film and digital cameras and accessories, large-format and professional equipment, and minilabs.

Various seminars, workshops, and entertainment for amateur shutterbugs, pros, and families and children are scheduled.

It is Asia’s largest photo trade show with about 200 exhibitors.

Hours: 10:00 - 17:00 (till 16:00 on last day). Admission 1,000 yen.
Directions to Tokyo Big Sight:

English Web site:

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