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Canon Sure Shot Owl PF Date 35mm film camera

Canon Sure Shot Owl PF Date 35mm film camera

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The Canon  Sure Shot Owl PF Date (called the Prima AF-9S in some countries) is a well-designed turn-of-the-millennium compact autofocus 35mm camera with a nice, sharp fixed 35mm f/3.8 lens. This camera requires two ordinary AA batteries (not included). In addition, the optional date imprinting function uses a CR2025 button battery (not included).

Here's the description from the Canon Museum: "While having a single focal length lens, this member of the esteemed Big Finder (BF) series of AF compact cameras has a large viewfinder and is easy to operate.

All the elements in the bright 35mm f/3.8 lens are molded glass (GMo). The built-in flash is powerful, covering out to ten meters. The large viewfinder is easy to use, and an oversized shutter button and other controls result is a very easy-to-use camera.

Condition notes
All camera features (except the date mode) were tested with a battery and film installed (the film was not developed) and is working great. There are some minor scuffs on the camera body (see photos) but this does not affect performance. The optional date imprinting mode requires a CR2025 lithium button cell (not included).

Example photos
Here are some photos taken by other people with this model of camera:


Canon Museum entry



  • Type: 35mm fully automatic lens-shutter AF camera
  • Image Size: 24 x 36mm
  • Lens: Canon 35mm f/3.8
  • Shooting Distance: 0.8m(2.6ft.) to infinity (Flash OFF mode: 1m/3.3ft. to infinity)
  • Shutter: Programmed shutter/aperture
  • Viewfinder: Reverse Galilean viewfinder
  • Film Loading: Automatic (automatic blank film advance)
  • Film Transportation: Automatic, mid-roll rewind possible
  • Frame Counter: Counts up during film advance and counts down during film rewinding
  • Film Check: Film check window at back of the camera
  • Film Speeds: DX-coded film automatically set to ISO 100 (200) or 400
  • Self-timer: 10 sec. delayed shutter release timer with operation displayed on the LCD panel
  • Exposure Control Range: (at ISO 100) approx. 1/160 sec. at f/11 to approx. 1/45 sec. at f/3.8
  • Built-in Flash: Built-in flash, automatically flashes in low light; Forced ON/OFF possible; Coupled with red-eye reduction lamp
  • Flash Working Range:: ISO 100: 0.8 – 5.0m (2.6 – 16.4ft.)
  • ISO 400: 0.8 – 10.0m (2.6 – 32.8ft.)
  • Flash Recycling Time: Approx. 5sec. (with new batteries)
  • Power Source: Two LR6 AA-size batteries, Ni-Cd or lithium AA-size batteries cannot be used
  • Shooting Capacity: Approx. 18 rolls of 24-exp. film (50% flash use) with AA alkaline manganese batteries
  • Dimensions
  • (W x H x D): Date model : 125 x 73.5 x 50mm(4.9 x 2.9 x 2 in.)
  • non Date model : 125 x 73.5 x 46mm (4.9 x 2.9 x 1.8 in.)
  • Weight: Date model : 220g (7.8oz) (excluding batteries)
  • non Date model : 210g (7.4oz) (excluding batteries)
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