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Nikon L35AF Camera

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Just bought a nice L35 AF yesterday and can’t wait to use it. Your article certainly convinced me I made a very choice! Reply Let me take you down memory lane before I give you my honest review of this camera. Brief History The Nikon is probably the most underrated brand in this category of cameras Great article, has anyone had any issue with light leaks with a camera whose seal has perished? Reply

Nikon L35AF - Long Term Review - Analog Dayz Nikon L35AF - Long Term Review - Analog Dayz

My grandmother emigrated from a tiny village northeast of Turn to the US in 1912. I hope someday to visit the area. So let me introduce you to the Nikon L35AF – unusually for me and my adventures in film so far it’s a fully auto everything point and shoot camera, and I love it!My favorite shot of your series is the one of the street musicians with the women walking past. A nice, spontaneous photo. Great review, thanks! One more thing to add… if you’re shopping for one of these, Nikon made two different models. The earlier one only goes up to 400 ASA. The later model goes all the way to 1000 ASA. Reply

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The L35AF was Nikon's first compact camera with autofocus. It was released in 1983, a few years after Nikon's competitors had opened up the point and shoot market. It was therefore also the first in the L series. It was an immediate hit thanks to its robust design and excellent specification. It has subsequently become a cult classic among collectors.Then there’s the battery door. Like the on-off button this isn’t stury enough to last for years. I guess I’ll have to Gaffer tape mine soon as it hardly stays closed. The good news is: the L35AF takes standard AA batteries (two of them), that can be had anywhere for cheap.

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If you got to this point in the article you probably understood how much I enjoy using this camera, but would I be happy using it exclusively? Here comes the limit of a compact camera: the automatism. It does pretty much everything for you, it does it very well, but sometimes you just want to control some of the variables.

As mentioned, the viewfinder displays an autofocus distance readout. Very similar to the likes of the one in the Pentax PC35AF; the action of the shutter button moves a needle along the bottom of the viewfinder across a distance scale. Distances are indicated by four scale icons, with where the needle resting on or between them giving the idea of focused distance. It’s useful, but combined with the aforementioned long throw shutter button, it feels even more clunky and antiquated to me. I had the exact same complaint about the Pentax. The reputation of the lens shines through here as the images are all very crisp and sharp. I’ve never shot with the original L35 with the 5-element lens, but I can’t image it would have been much better.

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