New in the Shop – Saturday Specials

I’ve added some really neat cameras in my Etsy-supported camera shop, CC Design Studios. As always, I have an eclectic mix of classic cameras and gear all fully tested and ready for your adventures. A few examples are shown below.

CC Design Studios at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

Just arrived!
As nice as new!

The Polaroid OneStep was recently acquired from another collector who has had it since new. Although I haven’t run a fresh pack of film through it it’s been checked and I see no reason why it wouldn’t enjoy another active life. The new Polaroid company makes all types of film packs for this model which uses the popular Polaroid 600 film (color and black & white). The Nikon L35AF was Nikon’s first autofocus compact 35mm camera in 1983 and one of its most successful in a long line of similar models (One Touch). This one has been thoroughly tested and I’ve shot two rolls of fresh Fujicolor through it. The pictures came out great – I see why this camera has such a good reputation.

How about a couple of super nice Canons? My awesome Canon A-1 1980 Winter Olympics Edition 35mm SLR will come to you as clean as new and fully serviced and tested! The A-1 is a joy to use and with a host of Canon accessories available, it’s the perfect 35mm system camera. This one has been in my collection for years and I’ve decided to pass it along as I just can’t keep all of the cameras I own (or can I?). If you’re looking for a sharp DSLR then you’ll love my Canon EOS 7D with its Canon battery grip it’s the kind of heavyweight DSLR to handle your toughest photographic challenges. Like everything I have in my shop, the 7D is fully tested and ready for you (it was my personal camera for years). It looks and operates like new and includes its original box, instruction booklets, charger, and batteries.

The Olympus SP-800UZ is a wildly capable 14-megapixel bridge camera with an amazing 30x wide-angle optical zoom lens. Its CCD sensor produces film-like images in stunning clarity. How about a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 28-840mm! Full wide-angle to super telephoto and with super macro ability to within 1 cm of the lens!

As always, thanks for stopping by and feel free to stop by my shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com – Chris

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Thanks for stopping by, Chris

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Happy SUNday!

Testing my Nikon L35AF compact point & shoot 35mm film camera. – 1983

All of these images were taken using Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400 color negative film.

Nassau County (Florida) Courthouse – 1891
Fernandina Beach Post Office – 1911
Post office building as seen from across Centre Street, Historic District, Fernandina Beach.
F-4U Corsair reproduction, Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport terminal.

If you are unfamiliar with the Nikon L35AF, it was released in 1983 and was Nikon’s first autofocus point & shoot camera. It features a sharp 35mm f2.8 Nikon lens.

Nikon’s first and maybe best.

Thanks for stopping by, Chris

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Classic Canon point & shoot compact but powerful digital camera.

Classic Canon PowerShot SX160 IS CCD 16MP digital camera set. Super sharp Canon 16x optical zoom lens 28-448mm (35 EQ). Has Manual Mode!

Canon 16x optical zoom lens.
Big LCD & easy menu controls.
Simple ‘Mode Dial’ – full manual control!
Garden Kitty.
Telephoto test.
‘Tree’ test.

This wonderful camera is available in my online camera shop which is hosted by Etsy at http://www.ccstudio2380.com – Thanks for stopping by, Chris

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

Please respect that all content, including photos and text, is this blog’s property and its owner, Yashica Pentamatic Fanatic, Yashica Sailor Boy, Yashica Chris, Chasing Classic Cameras with Chris.

Copyright © 2015-2023 Chasing Classic Cameras with Chris (Yashica Pentamatic Fanatic), Chris Whelan
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wordless wednesday

Thanks for stopping by, Chris

Follow me on Instagram at @ccphotographyai

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Olympus SP-800UZ ‘Super Camera’

I enjoy finding these “classic” digicams from the early part of this century (it’s funny to say that) with CCD sensors and sharp mega-zoom lenses.

The lens dominates the camera body!
Olympus wide-angle optical 30x zoom lens with macro and super macro capabilities.
The camera features a large (3-inch) color LCD display. 14 megapixels is plenty of resolution for such a compact digital bridge camera.
Actually, it has dual stabilization. In super macro mode, the camera lens can focus as close as 1 cm!

The Olympus SP-800UZ Digital Camera lets you get close to the action with its 30x wide-angle 28mm zoom lens. This lens has an amazing 28-840mm range (equivalent in 35mm). If your subject is far away you can still get up close and personal with the telephoto end of the zoom, while the 28mm wide-angle lets you capture breathtaking panoramas. Considering these capabilities, this is still a very compact 14-megapixel camera. Composing photos is easy on the camera’s bright 3.0″ LCD screen, and it is easy to view even in the bright sun.

Intelligent Auto (iAuto) Mode analyzes your composition and automatically adjusts critical exposure settings for brilliant, hassle-free shooting. Other features including Shadow Adjustment Technology, AF Tracking, and Dual Image Stabilization, make it easy to take great photos. Take beautiful portraits, by softening shadows and smoothing wrinkles and blemishes on your subject’s face with the Beauty Mode feature. Edits can also be made inside the camera after taking the picture.

The camera allows you to create stylized looks for your photos with Creative Art Filters, and use the Panorama mode to create one large image. If you need to capture a moving subject, the camera shoots HD-quality movies with the touch of one button. You can store all of your images on the internal 2GB memory, or use SD/ SDHC media cards to better interface with computers, digital picture frames, and HDTVs.

If you want a super awesome CCD digital bridge camera then this Olympus is for you. It’s in my camera shop which is hosted by Etsy at http://www.ccstudio2380.com – Thanks, Chris

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Happy SUNday! – Testing my Olympus

Finally, a somewhat sunny morning to test my new to me Olympus SP-800UZ 14MP digital camera with an impressive 30x zoom. These types of cameras are known as “bridge” cameras and this one was released in early 2010.

Early river maple blossoms. Typically these don’t appear for another week or two. Short telephoto on full Program Mode – f5.7 22mm ISO50 1/200
Medium-long telephoto image shot at f5.6 66mm ISO50 1/200 – Full Program Mode
Find the lizard warming in the sun.
Catching some rays. ISO64 f5.6 1/320 131mm
Super Macro Mode.

I’m very pleased with the images this wonderful compact camera can produce. Digicams with CCD sensors have become popular again as they capture familiar-looking images from another generation of digital camera technology. Another plus is the versatility of these cameras with the ability to shoot super macro all the way to extreme telephoto. I’ll have more images of the camera shortly.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Chris

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Thanks for stopping by, Chris

Follow me on Instagram at @ccphotographyai

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Film Test – Fujicolor Superia

I’m ready to test my classic Nikon L35AF 35mm camera with a fresh roll of my favorite color negative film (almost forgot to change the ASA). The film is now on its way to the lab. Stay tuned. Thanks for stopping by, Chris

Step one.
Oh, the excitement of a fresh roll of film in a classic camera.

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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St. Peter’s Episcopal Church – Fernandina Beach

Originally built between 1881-1884, reconstructed in 1893.

Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Florida. Perfect conditions for making beautiful pictures. Thanks for stopping by, Chris

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

Please respect that all content, including photos and text, is this blog’s property and its owner, Yashica Pentamatic Fanatic, Yashica Sailor Boy, Yashica Chris, Chasing Classic Cameras with Chris.

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