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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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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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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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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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

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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(almost) wordless wednesday

Nikon L35 AF3 One Touch on Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400 color negative film. Nikon f/2.8 35mm lens.

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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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standing man

Testing my Nikon One Touch L35 AF3 film camera.

Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400 color negative film (expired 2019-11). No post-processing. Scanned by the lab.

I’m very pleased with the results of my recent test roll through the Nikon. The One Touch AF3 (987) has a Nikon f2.8 35mm lens that’s been reported to be not quite as sharp as the original Nikon lens used in the first version of the camera, the Nikon L35AF. The autofocus was accurate and I’m pleased with the autoexposure of this image given the late afternoon sun and strong contrast of the scene. I’ll be testing the original L35 soon and I’ll be able to get some comparisons between the two.

Same roll of Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400 film.

It would have been interesting to have shot with some of the new Kodak films but with the current price of film, I stayed with the Fujicolor. I’m happy with the Nikon’s performance. More pics to follow. If you’re interested to learn more (much more) about this Nikon compact P&S camera check out Mike Eckman’s fantastic post at https://mikeeckman.com/2016/11/nikon-one-touch-af3-1987/

This little camera performed like new! Sharp and fast Nikon f/2.8 35mm lens.

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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Friday Fotos! – Nikon D800 set

My wonderful Nikon D800 DSLR will be listed shortly in my online camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

At 36.3 megapixels, this full-frame camera is hard to beat. I’ve paired it with a super sharp AF Nikkor 24mm f2.8 D lens which is one of my favorite combinations to shoot with in the tight quarters of the historic district of downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Nikon D800 “superset” with AF Nikkor 24mm f2.8 D Lens and MB-D12 Battery Grip.
Low shutter count on this powerful “beast” of a camera.

I’ll be listing this set very soon in my shop at a very attractive price. Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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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January 1988 Nikon Ad

Ad for Nikon cameras and Pan Am from Life magazine. How many of these Nikon’s have you owned in your film camera years? I had a Nikonos II way back in 1971. Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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New arrivals in my camera shop!

Just in time for Christmas shopping, I’ve added many new items from my collection of cameras, lenses, and photogear. Almost everything is on sale at 10% off and most have free or reduced shipping to customers in the USA. I do ship worldwide too. You can shop in my online store at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

More items are being added daily as I continue to list from my collections of things. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! – Chris

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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