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.

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a tree, a very big tree, “my” tree

I’m really just taking care of it for the next owner of my property. Of course, it’s everybody’s tree.

From left to right – river birch (no leaves), live oak (center), river maple, and two bald cypresses. My front yard.

Fujifilm X-T2 with Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS zoom lens. Fujicolor Velvia Vivid film simulation.

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Coming soon, Nikon One Touch (AF3)

Complete set from 1987 – mint in its original box – film tested.

Testing is complete now I’m just waiting for the lab to send me my scans. It could be in my Etsy shop this weekend. Visit http://www.ccstudio2380.com to see. Thanks for stopping by, Chris

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wordless wednesday

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Yashica MF-2 Super DX with AM Radio

A unique pairing to be sure. This is the original MF-2 Super made by Kyocera in 1986, not the current model being sold by the “new” and not associated with the real Yashica company in China.

Sharp Yashica 38mm lens (3 elements, 3 groups).
Includes the rare Yashica AM Receiver MF-2S which gets its power from the camera.

This is the last Yashica “Plastic Fantastic” still new in its original box in my collection. I’ve enjoyed collecting these neat Yashicas over the years but as I get older I realize the value of sharing my collection with others. It’s in my online camera shop hosted by Etsy at http://www.ccstudio2380.com.

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Yashica L AF Date – 1986

It’s time to offer my last still new in its original box Yashica L AF to another collector. I still have three other L AFs to use but this is my last NIB camera.

I’ve blogged about this camera before and described it as an affordable alternative to the popular Yashica T3 Super and Kyocera T AF both of which have Carl Zeiss lenses.

Everything’s still factory fresh (even the original Sanyo battery is still unopened).
It’s a good-sized camera with some heft to it – a nice feel in your hands almost small SLR-like.
Sample image – Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400
Sample image – Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400
Sample image – Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400
Complete as pictured.

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wordless wednesday

Nikon One Touch
Nikon One Touch
Nikon One Touch

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Happy 2023!

Happy New Year, friends! Wishing for a happy, healthy, safe, and peaceful 2023.

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Yashica Gems – Friday Fotos!

Yashica TL Electro X ITS (in black) and TL Electro X with Auto Yashinon-DS f/1.7 50mm lens (foreground).
TL Electro X (Type 2) – 1972
Yashica Copy Stand – NOS – 1971
From 1971 sales brochure.

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Fernandina’s Finest

Nikon One Touch L35 AF3 35mm camera with Nikon f/2.8 35mm lens.

Another test image from my Nikon One Touch L35 AF3 compact 35mm film camera – point-and-shoot excellence. Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400 color negative film. No post-processing. The negatives were scanned at the lab.

Nikon One Touch AF3 – 1987

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