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Canon Snappy

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This is a counter card for camera shops to advertise the then (1982-83) new Canon Snappy 20 and 50.
canonsnappyfront canonsnappyback

It shows damage from sunlight, otherwise this sturdy plastic card is in pretty good shape.  The item measures 10.5 x 7″.
This first outing for the Canon Snappy series in the United States came in September, 1982.  It cost $72 ($186 or so in today’s dollars).  The Snappy 50 had autofocus.  Which means that, just before you hit the shutter button, a measuring tape would spit out of the front of the camera, so you could measure the distance to the subject.  It was unusual for its day in that the measuring tape would extend to 5,280′, at sea level.  Just kidding, of course.  It was an infra-red system, common in compact cameras then.  Thank you, Google.

About Bob Lawrence

artist, photographer, reader, anime fan (waning interest), poet

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