The Hanimex 35se is probably the worst camera I own. It’s a plastic, low build quality, 35mm point & shoot that was made in Hong Kong. It is inflexible and takes average pictures. So why would I buy one. That’s a good question that I hope I answer in my latest video. The shutter speed is fixed at 1/250th and the aperture is a snail-like f5.6, f9.5 or f16. There is no metering or low light warning. But it does have a tripod mount, a cable release point and takes screw in 43mm filters. So it’s not all bad. It can also take some reasonable pictures.
But above all it’s fun and I love all cameras. If somebody wants to pay for this, I won’t condemn them as that’s exactly what I did.
As a follow-up to my previous video, in this edition I explain my attempts to restore an Olympus Trip 35. This is in terms of cosmetic appearance as well as in terms of its operation. I try to follow a superb video to get the aperture blades to work properly. Later I choose to clean, re-skin and paint my newer purchase. I highly recommend Milly’s Cameras for any of your camera repair requirements.
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Another Olympus? Yes, but it’s a very good one. In this video, I talk about my 1968 Olympus Trip 35. My third Trip 35 and the best one yet. The story is a little complicated to cover in just one video and so I will add part 2, as soon as it is ready. In this part, I go through the camera’s operation and a little history behind it. Over 10,000,000 of these were sold between 1967 and 1984. Due to some nice little features and a pin-sharp lens, they are still popular today. I hope to restore mine and perhaps re-cover it as well, so look out for that next time.
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Another point & shoot this week. The Pentax Zoom 60 was made in 1987 and is a fully automatic compact camera. Automatic focusing, automatic exposure control, automatic flash, automatic film-speed setting, automatic film loading, and automatic film winding/rewinding, all make it absolutely ideal for the novice. Or indeed someone who just wants to take pictures with film and is not concerned with the “how”.
This could be a great choice for street photography as it nice and small and discreet. Or perhaps the sort of camera you might take on a trip where bulky equipment would be an inconvenience. Enjoy the video and don’t forget to give it a thumbs up!
This is the Canon Sure Shot Multi Tele from 1988. A point and shoot 35mm camera that has some very nice features. Also known as the Autoboy Tele 6 in Japan and the Prima Tele in Europe. It is a fully automatic autofocus camera offering full-frame (24x36mm) and half-frame (17x24mm) formats and two focal lengths. A 35mm f/3.5 lens and a 60mm f/5.6 telephoto lens are built-in and with an optional teleconverter which when connected, the 60mm lens becomes a 75mm lens (110mm for half-frame format).
Sadly mine appears to be faulty and so I am on the look out for a replacement. I keep this one for its aesthetic appeal in the meantime. Enjoy the video and don’t forget to subscribe for more content like this.
This is my 1980 Olympus XA2 point & shoot 35mm camera. This type of camera is often dismissed as trivial. However, it is compact in size. It produces some great, pin sharp images. It is quite tough and long lasting. All in all, I think the XA2 is a great tool for the beginner, or the street photographer.
I use this one regularly and it is great for grabbing that quick shot. Where setup and preparation are not possible and it performs really well. In this video, I take you through its operation and features.