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richardHaw

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L35AF!!!
« on: January 10, 2021, 03:08:34 »
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finally...

next, going to adapt the lens to my Z! :o :o :o

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Re: L35AF!!!
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2021, 19:23:29 »
In the late 1980's, when the used prices came down, I had a few of these, and also a few of the Canon Sure Shot equivalents.  My problem was always that they usually failed after about 10 rolls of film. 
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Re: L35AF!!!
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2021, 05:09:03 »
I have the underwater version,  which I had heard has the same lens, but apparently is now said to have the lesser Tessar type.  Nonetheless, it's a pretty decent and robust camera both in and out of the water.  It's been some time since I used it, but it was a good pocket camera, and unlike the L35AF, its flash as well as its AF are both optional. 

I had a Minolta Weathermatic Dual 35 as well, but it broke.  The Nikon is simpler and tougher (and less conspicuous, being black rather than yellow). 

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Re: L35AF!!!
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2021, 10:16:46 »
Funny that.  I had a number of Pentax 928 cameras that went the same way after not all that many rolls of film.

In the late 1980's, when the used prices came down, I had a few of these, and also a few of the Canon Sure Shot equivalents.  My problem was always that they usually failed after about 10 rolls of film.
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Re: L35AF!!!
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2021, 11:54:21 »
currently salvaging the lens to convert to digital :o :o :o