Next up is a boxy little 35mm point & shoot, an Olympus Infinity Jr. This is another Goodwill find. Spent only $1.99. When I purchased the camera there was no battery so I couldn’t tell if it worked. However, I gave it my standard “found camera” going over. It looked clean so I bought it.
The camera carries a 35mm f/3.5 lens. Not very fast, but the lens size makes if perfect as a street photography film camera. The camera is 4 ½” long x 2 ½” tall x 2” wide. A bit too wide for a pocket, but cool for a bag. The camera takes a standard 123A battery.
The camera is a standard point & shoot. DX coding. Almost all features are automatic. Autofocus, auto-flash, auto-film advance, and auto-film rewind. The only feature that can be adjusted is the flash control. You can set it to “fill-in”, “off”, & “auto”. There is an obvious self-timer button on the top of the camera. I measured it at 12 seconds. There is a simple red light that is on when the self-timer is set and flashed with about 2 seconds to go. There is a good slide cover over the lens with a rubberized grip. The grip allows you to slide the cover open and close easily.
The has a boxy sleek look and your finger falls easily on the shutter release button. The camera is a bit awkward feeling to hold, but that’s probably just me. Someone with big hands might have a problem.
I loaded the camera with a roll of Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400. A standard color film. I used it during a recent model shoot. About ½ of the time the flash went off. Lots of red eye with the flash. Quality was all over the map but that was because I used the camera is several different lighting situations.
Bottomline, it’s a good little camera. Nothing special, but a reasonable film point & shoot if you can pick one up for a few dollars. I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy one.
A few shots
|Model Anastasiya - Industrial lighting - flash didn't go off|
|Model Anastasiya - Industrial lighting / partial shadow - flash went off|
|Model Anastasiya - In Studio with fluorescent lights - flash didn't go off|
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