The story of C&C Associates began with Canon's release of the first electronic camera 'The Canon AE-1'. The release of this first of many 'electronic' cameras floored the mechanical camera repair industry. We countered with the ground-breaking release of the C&C 'Canon AE-1 Troubleshooting Guide'. This publication pioneered troubleshooting techniques for electronic cameras and incidentally also caused a correction to the Canon factory manual. C&C introduced the camera repair field to circuit analysis and signal injection making it possible for camera repair businesses to troubleshoot and repair electronic cameras.
Many camera repair guides covering Fuji, Bronica, Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Minolta and Pentax followed the release of the Canon AE-1 Guide. These publications and others made it possible for camera repair business to make a substantial living.