User manual for the Conway Synchronised box camera

Whenever I buy old or hard-to-find things from the Internet I often like to look at the user manuals first. But it can often be hard to find them, and I’m grateful when other people take the time to scan or type out their product literature. I recently bought a Conway box camera, dating backContinue reading “User manual for the Conway Synchronised box camera”

How times have changed

I was flicking through the user manual for my 1981 Canon AE-1 Program. Some of the pages are illustrated with sketches of two characters–a man and a woman–having discussions. In every case, the “stupid” woman is confused, has made a mistake, or doesn’t know what to do. Her hero, a dashing young man, always comesContinue reading “How times have changed”