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Minolta Freedom F-35 Big Finder 35mm camera

Minolta Freedom F-35 Big Finder 35mm camera

Regular price $65.00 CAD
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The Minolta F-35 Big Finder is a simple, ultra-compact 35mm camera featuring a wide-angle focus free lens and built-in flash. This is an ideal beginner's film camera for someone looking for something small, light, and simple.

The F-35 requires two AA batteries (not included). 

Condition notes
The camera was tested with batteries and film installed and all functions are working correctly (the film was not developed however). The camera is in excellent cosmetic condition (see photos).

We haven't been able to locate the full manual but this site features a transcription of the camera's brochure:

Example photos
Here are some pictures that other people have taken with this model of camera to give you an idea of its image quality: 

Specifications (source:

  • Type: 35mm lens-shutter camera with built-in flash
  • Lens: 27mm, f/6.3; 3 elements, 3 groups
  • Focus: Fixed
  • Focusing Range: 3.28 feet (1 meter) to infinity
  • Autoexposure: Fixed
  • Metering Cell: Photoconductive
  • Metering Control: Determines need for flash
  • Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec.
  • Film Type: 35mm film cartridge
  • ISO Range: ISO 100/200 or 400; DX-coded film ISO 400 or higher set to ISO 400; DX-coded film lower than ISO 400 set to ISO 100. Non-DX-coded film set to ISO 100.
  • Film Transport: Automatic motorized film transport; film advanced to first frame by pressing shutter-release button three times; auto advance to the next frame after each shot; power rewind activated by sliding rewind switch
  • Frame Counter: Mechanical
  • Viewfinder: Albada type with bright frame; 0.63x magnification; 83% field-of-view (for subject at 9.8 ft.); -1 diopter (for subject at 9.8 ft.)
  • Flash: Built-in, fixed type
  • Flash Mode: Autoflash with red-eye reduction
  • Flash Range: (at ISO 100): 3.28 – 8.2 ft.; (at ISO 400): 3.28 – 16.4 ft.
  • Flash Recycling Time: Approx. 6 seconds with fresh batteries
  • Power: Two AA-size 1.5V Alkaline or carbon-zinc (Ni-Cd or lithium are not usable)
  • Battery Performance: Approx. 30 rolls using 24-exposure film with flash on 50% of exposures
  • Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.7 x 1.5 inches
  • Weight: 4.9 ounces
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