Saw a Hansa Canon yesterday ...

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    ... it working condition, with a Nikon lens and original Canon lens cap. The dealer wanted 850,000 yen, or $9,530 for it (I was $9,529 short ...)

    By working I mean the dealer tripped the shutter a few times, and while it sounded a little dry, it worked. I didn't see the inside, nor did I touch it since I had no intention of buying it.

    It's a pretty camera, and the pop-up viewfinder is quite nifty.

    I saw the same camera that is pictured at the top of this page
     
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    Here's an advert from the book I was reading earlier today. Interesting because the advert was a Japanese distributor although I've adverts for wooden cameras etc from one or two other Japanese distributors in other pre-WWII BJP Almanacs

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    That is neat as hell! I woundn't mind haven one but too pricey for me also.

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    I don't have a Hansa Canon but I do have a Hansa enlarger. It's worth a whopping $15!
     
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    Buy a Leica for 400 dollars and it outperforms canon whatever they price it.
     
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    Perhaps, but we're talking about collecting not performance.

    Speaking of price though, it's interesting that aside from the Hansa Canon I saw that day, old Canon cameras are dirt cheap. Strange and a little sad for a company that played a very important role in Japanese photographic history.