Ricoh FF-9 35mm Compact Camera

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Overview The Ricoh FF-9 is a 35mm moderate wide angle ultra compact camera which was released in 1988. It was also released as FF-7. It is a basic camera with some extra features. Features and Operation Its main features are: 35mm F3.5 Ricoh lens, 4 elements in 4 groups, autofocus with focus lock, min. focus […]

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Fujifilm Zoom Date140

Fujifilm Zoom Date 145, 35mm Film Compact Camera – Results and Feelings about this Film Camera

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The Fujifilm Zoom Date 145 is a simple to use compact camera. The camera was made by Fuji in Japan from around 2000 and fitted with a 38-145mm zoom lens and databack. It has automatic focus, metering, film transport and flash systems built-in. Fitted with self-timer and tripod mount. It requires an easy to find […]

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Olympus AF10 Super

Olympus AF 10 Super, an Easy to use Compact Film Camera

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Overview The Olympus AF10 Super (Infinity Junior in the US) was released in 1987, a fully automatic 35mm film camera. It inherited the sliding cover design from the XA. Small and lightweight, with an integrated flash, it’s smaller than the XA with flash attached. Features and Operation The camera’s main features are: 35mm F3.5 lens, […]

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Robot Star

Robot Star, a Square Format 35mm Camera, how Strange

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The Robots are a world apart. They are ultra-small, spring-wound 35mm film cameras with interchangeable lenses. To keep the cameras small, they chose the 24x24mm picture format. They are completely mechanical. They are designed for discreet, hyperfocal use, colour-points on the distance scale of each lens indicate the depth of the field according to the […]

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Canon Dial 35

Canon Dial 35 (Bell & Howell Dial 35)

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Overview The Canon Dial 35 was first released in 1963. It already has a CDS meter and film is advanced via a spring motor. It’s a horizontally orientated semi automatic camera, you choose the speed and it sets the aperture. In 1968 a second version was released, the 35-2, which has major improvements: a much […]

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Yashica AW mini

Yashica AW mini a Fully Automatic and Weatherproof 35mm film Camera

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Overview The Yashica AW mini is a fully automatic and weatherproof 35mm film camera. It was first released in 1990 before the digital market was a market at all. It has a moderate wide-angle lens in a standard body.  Features and Operation Its main features are: 32mm F3.5 lens, 4 elements in 3 groups, autofocus with focus […]

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Olympus mju I

Olympus mju I (Stylus in the US)

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Overview The Olympus mju or mju I (Stylus in the US) was released in 1991, a fully automatic 35mm film camera. It was a new design by Yoshihisa Maitani, the chief camera designer of Olympus since the 1950s, who developed a number of legendary cameras like the Pen, the OM series and the XA. It […]

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Pentax Electro Sportmatic

Asahi Pentax Electro Spotmatic

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Overview The Pentax Electro Spotmatic was the world’s first 35mm SLR with a fully electronic shutter system. It was released in 1971 and only sold in Japan. The circuitry was under constant revision during the year of its release which arguably made the camera a prototype, which was evident due to reliability issues. Its success […]

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Olympus mju

Olympus mju II

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Overview The Olympus mju II is probably the smallest fully automatic and water protected 35mm film camera ever built. It’s designed around the film cartridge, small and lightweight. It has even an integrated flash. Its form, round and flatter to one end, makes it easy to slide it into a small pocket. Features and Operation […]

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Pentax Espio 738

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Overview The Pentax Espio 738 is a 35mm film camera of the mid-range series. It was first released in 1995 when the digital market was not yet a consumer market. It has a moderate zoom that covers 38-70mm in a relatively small body. There was a black version, a date version and later a 738G and a 738S.  […]

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