Wednesday, November 12, 2014

My Latest Camera Find - Canon A35 F Rangefinder

My latest camera find is a super clean Canon A35 F.  This is a classic rangefinder in the same line / family as the very popular Canonet.  I've never had a Canon F, so I was really surprised when I found this during my routine check at my local Goodwill Outlet.  It was dusty & dirty, but it cleaned up nicely.  The batteries were dead (one for the meter & one for the popup flash) but the battery compartment is clean.

The lens, a 40mm f/2.8 was protected by a clear lens filter.  All the moving parts seemed to work, except the ASA selector knob which appears to be sluggish.  It's set at 400 right now, so that's what I use most of the time so this shouldn't pose issues.   I loaded it with new batteries tonight and the light meter appears to work.  

This is going to be a fun camera to shoot.  It's the same size as my now dead Canonet, so the size is just right.  

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