Manufacturer Logo Transition!
Because we can’t speak english
I am using DeepL translate, so it may be a strange sentence,
but I would like you to understand
I was curious about the transition of the manufacturer’s logo on Canon film SLR cameras, so I will write about it.
We will refer to the cameras on sale at our vintage shop Japan Inc.
Canonflex RP Film Camera + SUPER-CANOMATIC R 50mm f1.8
This SLR camera was introduced in 1960.
The manufacturer’s logo is in capitals with no decoration.
Canon AV-1 Body (＋Zoom Lens New FD 35-105mm f/3.5 Macro)
This one appeared in 1979.
Only the first letter is capitalized and the rest are lowercase letters with a little decoration.
Canon AE-1 PROGRAM SLR + New FD 50mm f/1.4+M Drive + B pack
This one was introduced in 1981.
It is almost the same as the previous logo, but the font seems to be a little thinner.
These are arranged side by side.
The difference between AE-1 and AV-1 may possibly just be that the letters appear thicker for the convenience of white letters for the black body.
We have sent you the transition of the manufacturer’s logo above.
We will continue to columnize on the manufacturer’s logo as it catches our attention, so stay tuned!
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Writer Takashi Okumura