Passing through a small town yesterday, I stopped at the local charity Thrift Shop, (as I am prone to do), and upon being asked if she had any old cameras the nice lady fished out a box of what looked like a rat's nest of old flash units, various cables, dead-looking old video cameras, I'm sure you know the kind of stuff. However, lurking in the mess were two cases I instantly recognised, one of which I knew would hold a Canon rangefinder and the other a Minox. To my carefully concealed delight the cases contained the items depicted below. Canon and Minox The lady said the box had been there for a couple of years and I could have the lot for say, $50. I wasn't about to haggle... I've trashed most of the other contents of the box, and cleaned and polished the two cameras, and they now look very respectable. I'm reasonably familiar with the Minox GT, having a couple of Minox EL's on the shelf, and this one contained an ancient battery that had just enough life to demonstrate that the camera was capable of taking a photograph, before it faded and died. The Canon 7 rangefinder is a learning curve; I've not handled a Canon rangefinder camera of this vintage. Cosmetically It's very tidy, the light meter is lively and the shutter seems fine, though I notice a few wrinkles in the shutter curtain. The rangefinder is aligned and I'm impressed by the bright viewfinder and moving frame lines. The 50mm f/1.2 lens is in nice condition with smooth focus and aperture adjustments, and just a few barely-discernible polishing marks on the front surface. There is what appears to be a little condensation behind the rear element, which may have been my doing; I toted the camera around in very cold conditions before opening the case in the warm car, and a layer of condensation immediately formed over the whole camera. I removed the rear retaining ring, intending to clean the rear element, but it's not that simple, as the whole assembly wants to come out as a unit and I'm not too sure I want to go there... As it's probably a reasonably valuable lens I might send it away for cleaning. Any comments regarding the Canon would be welcome; as I understand it, the Canon 7 was the last of the LTM rangefinder models, but I don't know if they are sought-after, or not.