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.
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)
Canon Rangefinder researcher
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