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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Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Classic Canon point & shoot compact but powerful digital camera.

Classic Canon PowerShot SX160 IS CCD 16MP digital camera set. Super sharp Canon 16x optical zoom lens 28-448mm (35 EQ). Has Manual Mode!

Canon 16x optical zoom lens.
Big LCD & easy menu controls.
Simple ‘Mode Dial’ – full manual control!
Garden Kitty.
Telephoto test.
‘Tree’ test.

This wonderful camera is available in my online camera shop which is hosted by Etsy 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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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

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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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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.

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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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.

This beautiful Yashica is available in my Etsy camera 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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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.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure 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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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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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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