The Canon A35F is one of our favourite 35mm rangefinder cameras. It combines the simplicity (auto exposure) and flexibility (built-in flash) of a point-and-shoot with the accurate focusing of a rangefinder. This, in our experience, leads to rolls of film with a higher percentage of good shots. Our only (minor) gripe with the A35F is that it doesn't offer an easy exposure compensation for advanced shooters thus we don't recommend this camera for people who primarily use slide films like Velvia or Ektachrome (narrow exposure latitude).
According to the Canon Museum this camera is identical to the Canon A35 Datelux except for its lack of a date imprinting functin.
The camera requires a 675 zinc air battery (optional). In addition the built-in flash requires a single AA battery (not included)
Condition notes The camera was tested with film and delivered sharp images. It is in very good aesthetic condition as well.
Type: 35mm Lens-Shutter rangefinder camera with program EE and built-in flash
Normal Lens: 40mm f/2.8 (5 elements in 4 groups)
Shutter: Pario mechanically controlled. EV 9 (f/2.8 at 1/60 sec.) – 17 (f/20 at 1/320 sec.) at ISO 100. Built-in mechanical self-timer.
Viewfinder: Coincidence rangefinder integrated with reversed Galilean viewfinder. Parallax correction with projected frames and correction marks. On the right within the image area are the aperture scale and meter needle, battery check position, overexposure and underexposure warnings. Date imprinting position is displayed at viewfinder bottom center. 0.51x magnification, 82.7% vertical coverage, 85% horizontal coverage.
EE: CdS cell for full-auto program EE. Metering range of EV 9 – 17 (at ISO 100). Film speed range of ISO 25 – 400.
Power Source: One 1.35 V H-D mercury cell. Battery check provided. One 1.5 V size-AA battery for the built-in flash.
Built-in Flash: Guide No. 12 (at ISO 100). Manual pop-up. Fully automatic with Canon Auto Tuning System (CATS) which automatically sets the proper flash aperture for the subject distance and film speed.
Film Loading &
Advance: Slotted take-up spool. Advances with camera-top lever’s 130°single stroke (partial strokes not enabled). Ready position at 15°.
Frame Counter: Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.