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.

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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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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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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 A-1 35mm SLR – 1980 Winter Olympics Edition

Chasing Classic Cameras with Chris – My Canon A-1 35mm SLR 1980 Winter Olympics camera set is now available in my camera shop at www.ccstudio2380.com It’s in collector’s condition and has been professionally serviced (new light seals, mirror pad, and lubed) and is 100% fully working. Don’t miss out on this gem of a camera! Thanks for stopping by, Chris #canona1 #canon #canoncamera #35mm #slr #filmcamera #canonolympics #1980olympics #jeanclaudekilly #lakeplacid #madeinjapan #photography #ccstudio2380

As nice a set as I’ve ever owned.
A centerpiece for any collection.

As always, thanks for stopping by, Chris

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A less expensive street camera – Konica Kanpai

Candid street photography can be super satisfying but it can also be stressful if you’re not an outgoing person or you’re in a less than favorable shooting location (busy street, lots of people). I’m basically very shy so approaching strangers is a challenge for me. There’s no one camera that’s best suited for taking candid pics but a few have earned a reputation as good street cams. One that comes to mind is the Yashica T3 (Kyocera T Scope).

The Konica Kanpa! (Kanpai). 35mm “Party Camera” with a voice-activated shutter.
I believe the “scope” on the Konica is a bit bigger.
Konica’s waist-level finder.
Kyocera’s waist-level finder.
Slide the microphone switch upwards to adjust the sensitivity of the built-in mic.
It features a sharp 34mm Konica 3element/3 group glass lens.

Designed to be used in a group setting for automatically tripping the electronic shutter when someone or everyone yells “Kanpai” (Cheers) or whatever you want to yell out – cheese works too. When used in a street setting the camera can conveniently sit in your lap or just hang around your neck and frame your shot with the top-mounted finder. I guess you could just yell “Hi!” at everyone without touching the shutter button and then capture their reaction (I’m not that brave).

As I continue to pass along interesting bits of my camera collection I’ve added this unique camera to my online camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com. It might make the perfect Christmas gift for that hard to buy for person on your holiday shopping list. Thanks for stopping by, Chris

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Under the radar Yashica 35mm P&S compact film camera – Yashica Zoomate 150EF

Yashica Zoomate 150EF set from 2001.
Kyocera Zoom Lens – 10 elements in 8 groups, coated, dual aspherical optics.
Still new in its box!

PRESS RELEASE

February 9, 2001

KYOCERA RELEASES SECOND COMPACT ZOOM

CAMERA WITH THE YASHICA ZOOMATE 150EF

Somerset, NJ—Following in the wake of its successful launch of the Yashica Zoomate

165EF compact zoom camera, Kyocera Optics now unveils the latest offering in its line

of “Super Flash” cameras—the Yashica Zoomate 150EF.

Like its sister camera, the Zoomate 150EF is fully loaded with the features and

performance photographers demand in a compact 35mm camera. Fully automatic, the

camera provides auto focus, auto exposure, and five built-in flash modes. A precise, five-point

passive focusing system locks your subject in focus for exceptionally sharp

photographs with every shot. The 38mm-150mm lens glides to the setting of your choice

with the touch of a button. With its programmed auto exposure, the camera insures the

best color and contrast under a range of lighting conditions. Five flash options—

including fill flash and red-eye reduction—allow the photographer to select the flash

strength desired to properly illuminate his subject: Backlit objects are brightened,

daytime shadows are eliminated and intimate portraits can be created using only natural

light.

Constructed of ten elements in eight groups, the lens system in the Zoomate 150EF

provides astonishing color and clarity. Brilliant colors pop off each photo, whether the

subject is a Cape Cod sunset or a family reunion. The sharpness of the images perfectly

complements the color. Thanks to the camera’s coated dual aspherical lens, crisp,

detailed photos are created shot after shot.

The Zoomate 150EF boasts an array of other key features as well. Standard features

include automatic film load/advance/rewind, mid-roll manual rewind, a top shutter speed

of 1/300 second, Infinity Lock, and a built-in panoramic switch. For users with

eyeglasses, the camera offers a built-in adjustable diopter (+1 – -3). For photographers who demand excellent optics,

outstanding flash functionality and fully automatic features in a compact, lightweight

camera, the Yashica Zoomate 150EF is the perfect combination of power and

performance.

The Zoomate 150EF is manufactured by Kyocera Optics, Inc., a division of Kyocera

International, Inc.

Just in time for Christmas, I’ve added this to my online camera shop 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

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Happy SUNday! – Minolta Madness

Another beautiful Minolta has found its way into our collection and to be quite frank, we have more SLRs than we could ever possibly shoot with or even display. So, this lovely Minolta X-700 MPS is available in our camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

Minolta X-700 35mm film camera set.
Minolta X-700 MPS (Minolta Program System) with sharp Rokkor MD 50mm f/2 lens.
This Minolta can be shot on full automatic exposure, aperture priority, or fully manual where you set both the shutter and aperture.
The X-700 is super easy to use and to me is lightweight enough to carry around all day.
The full-color brochure (over 40 pages) is filled with charts, tables, lists, and features of every Minolta lens and accessory available. The brochure is rather har-to-find and it’s included with the camera.

The Minolta X-700 is truly the heart of a complete system (MPS) of data backs, motor drives, flash units, lenses, focusing screens, close-up and macro accessories, meters, and cases. It’s one of our favorite 35mm SLRs to use. If you’re interested, pop on over to our shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com which is hosted by Etsy. Thanks for stopping by! – Chris & Carol

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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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sunrise bananas

Camera – Olympus Infinity Stylus Zoom 115 QD on Kodak T-MAX 400 Black & White Negative Film (expired 02/2017)

Art, artsy, or just a bad photograph?

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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Olympus Infinity Stylus Zoom 115 – compact auto everything camera from 1997

Another new kid on the block.

At 38mm medium wide angle.

The Olympus Infinity Stylus Zoom 115 is also known as the Olympus mju Zoom 115.

At 115mm short telephoto. Sliders Seaside Grill, Amelia Island, Florida.

The power of the zoom. The zoom lens travels from a medium wide angle of 38mm to an impressive 115mm short telephoto. These images were taken on expired (02/2017) Kodak T-MAX 400 film and processed and scanned by Reformed Film Lab https://reformedfilmlab.com/

I’ll have more about this elegant point & shoot coming up soon. In the meantime, Happy Almost Halloween!

Kodak T-MAX 400 black & white negative film.

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! – fun finds

It’s been a busy and productive week meeting with clients. Lots of photo gear to “play” with and lots of new cameras to go on a photo walk with.

I scored a recently hard-to-find fresh roll of this awesome Kodak film.
Not to be outdone by the ColorPlus I bought a roll of this classic from Kodak (fresh through 2024).
A Mamiyaflex C2 is in good working order. I have the interchangeable lenses for it waiting in the wings and a fresh roll of Kodak Portra 400.
I picked up this gorgeous Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 12.1MP camera. It’s a blast to use and produces stunning images (I haven’t turned on the GPS yet).
If only! I purchased three Mamiya sales brochures that I just had to have (since I don’t actually own the cameras).
Although it’s not made by the original Yashica I had to have this “cheesy” camera anyway!
I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to add this stunning Canon to my collection.
Last but not everything, this like-new Canon Sure Shot 85 Zoom Date 35mm compact point & shoot film camera with a crazy sharp lens.

There’s actually more to show but I’ll leave those for a bit later. 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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