Nikon L25AF vs One Touch (AF3)

Round one – weight.

Nikon L35AF – 1983
Nikon One Touch (AF3) – 1987

Both cameras were weighed with their respective batteries installed but with no film. There appears to be more metal in the L35AF and of course, the lens is a five element lens (not sure how much of a difference there is between a 5 element and 4 element lens). The One Touch has much more plastic but it still feels quite solid.

Round two – size.

The One Touch is a bit wider than the L35AF and certainly more modern looking.
Nikon classics.

Since both cameras are considered to be compact point & shoot models from the same manufacturer I don’t think the size was a consideration. There’s a four-year gap between the two so I’ll guess the difference in weight is the amount of metal used and the advancement in electronics minimization. I haven’t run a roll of film through the L35AF yet but I’ve used two different One Touch cameras and enjoyed using them.

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 (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
All rights reserved.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s