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Created 22 October 2005 ... Updated 24 July 2006

Canon EOS
Canon EOS Series When I was 10 years old, I got my first camera, an Agfa Click II which had belonged to my dad since the late 1950s. My second camera was a simple Minolta Riva compact camera (with a big red button on top) which I bought during my time in Germany in the early 1990s. When I decided my pictures were nice but not too sharp, I decided to buy my third camera, a Canon EOS 500. This camera gave me better pictures, sharper, more contrast and I was quite happy with the zoomlens that came in the kit.

Then I felt the need for a larger lens. So I did some research and settled for an original 100 - 300 zoom lens, which proved to be a lot sharper than the kit lens, well, up to about 200 - 250 mm anyway. Being at the shop to buy the new lens I discovered the older EOS 600 camera series. They looked nice and felt great in my hands. Me, being in "need" of a second, backup, body and the cameras being inexpensive, bought a nice EOS 650. Of course having seen that the 100-300 was a lot better than the kit lens, it was time to look for decent glass at the shorter end as well. However, those zoom lenses with a 2.8 aperture don't come cheap so I decided to buy a fixed focus 50 / 1.8 lens. A great lens but sometimes a wide lens would be good to have as well, so a 28mm became part of the collection. As things go, the 650 became my favourite all round camera and another one had to be bought as a backup. It's a good thing that they are so inexpensive nowadays...

Being known for having some good cameras, people started asking for help, where to get a camera repaired, which camera is the best one to buy, how to take better pictures and so on. When someone's camera broke down it would be cheaper to buy a used body but as they might have a problem as well, and come cheap, better buy two in case the first one is a dud. Well, the first one wasn't so now I have some cheaper plastic EOS cameras as well. Start of a new collection, Canon EOS cameras...

camera The cameras
links Canon EOS 600 series

links Canon weblinks
links Canon Camera Museum
links All Canon Cameras ever produced on the official Canon website.

links Canon EOS Resources
links The EOS System overview and some manuals.

links PhotoNotes
links Many articles, repair tips and information about the Canon EOS system plus
links the world's most comprehensive guide on EOS Flash photography.

links David J. Herzstein
links Do it yourself EOS 600 Grip with remote release.

links Bob Atkins
links Home of the inofficial EOS FAQ, the EOS Wiki and many other interesting things.

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