The Olympus AF-1 (sold as the Olympus Infinity) is a superb fixed lens 35mm point-and-shoot camera from the 1980s. It was the forerunner of the mju/Infinity Stylus series and offers similarly excellent image quality. The camera is built around a sharp Zuiko 35mm f2.8 lens (four elements in four groups) which focuses from 75cm to infinity.
The Af-1/Infinity is said to have been a favorite of Andy Warhol and it's easy to see why: it's elegant and intuitive film camera that takes great photos. The only gripe we have with this well-designed camera is the lack of a flash-cancel button. The flash implementation is quite clever however, switching on automatically for both low light and backlit situations.
The AF-1 requires a CR-P2 6v lithium battery (available as an option).
Condition notes The camera was tested with film and delivered sharp, correctly exposed images. Cosmetically speaking, the camera's body is quite worn (see photos) but the lens is in excellent condition and the camera is functionally perfect. An Olympus case is also included but is in somewhat worn condition (see photo).
Focusing: Active infrared autofocus system; focus lock possible.
Focusing range; 0.75m (2.5ft.)— (infinity)
Exposure control: Programmed automatic exposure control. Automatic exposure range, EV8 (F2.8, 1/30 sec.) to EV17 (F13.5, 1/750 sec.) with ISO 100.
Him speed range: Automatic film speed setting with DX film ISO 50—3200.
Film loading: Automatic loading; automatically advances to first frame when camera back is closed.
Film advance: Automatic film winding.
Film rewind: Automatic film rewind; automatic rewind actuation at the end of film; automatic rewind stop. Rewinding the film in the middle of a roll is possible by pressing the rewind switch.
Exposure counter: Progressive type with automatic reset.
Self-timer Electronic self-timer with 12-second delay. (Self-timer starts by pressing self-timer button and shutter release. Red LED turns on.) Flash: Built-in flash type. Automatic flash activation in low light and backlight. Recycling time approx 1 sec. (DL223A normal temperature) approx 1.5 sec. (BRP2 normal temperature). Flash working range with color negative film: ISO 100 0.75—4.5m, ISO 400 0.75—9m.
Battery check: LED,
Lens barrier: Opening and closing of front barrier (shutter locks with barrier closed)
Weatherproof: IEC Standard publication 529
The water pressure is adjusted to give a delivery rate of 10 lit./min. The test duration shall be I min. per m2 of calculated surface area of the enclosure with a minimum duration of 5 min.
Power source: CR-P2 6V lithium battery (aka Duracell DL223A or Panasonic BRP2) x 1 Dimensions: 124 (W)x62.5 (H)x45 (D) mm (4.9"x2.5"x 1.8").