Nikon One Touch (AF3) – 1987

Nikon followed up on the success of their first autofocus compact 35mm camera the Nikon L35AF (1983) with the AF2 in 1984 and then this model the One Touch (AF3). It’s a bit confusing because nowhere did Nikon call this third version the AF3 – it was simply the Nikon One Touch. The good news is that I have a beautiful One Touch in mint condition and still in its original box and with all of its factory goodies. I’ve shot two rolls with it recently and I’m always amazed at just how sharp the images are with this camera and with some Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400 film. The lens is a fast and sharp Nikon 35mm f/2.8 glass lens with macro (close-up) coupled with as Nikon describes a 16-step autofocus system.

Nearly new complete set.

In the studio.
It’s fun whenever you get to collect such a nice camera with all of its original goodies.
Gorgeous Nikon One Touch. A much more modern design than the 1983 original.
Sample image shot on Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400 color negative film.

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