Film Cameras

35mm Lens-Shutter Camera



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Marketed March 1994
Original Price For export only (no Japanese market price)

Based on the single-focal-length BF 35 camera, this is an advanced model with 3-step autofocusing with one center point and a near-infrared beam.

The built-in flash has an auto mode as well as an on/off switch. The film transport has also been improved with the film rewind noise level reduced by about half. Also, about 20 percent more rolls of film can be shot with a new set of batteries.

In UK, the camera was called the Prima AF-7.

Type Fully automatic 35mm Lens-Shutter autofocus camera
Picture Size 24×36 mm
AF System Three-step autofocus with near-infrared beam. 0.8 m to infinity.
Lens 35mm f/4.5 (3 elements in 3 groups)
Shutter Electromagnetic four-speed programmed shutter and aperture. With flash off: No higher than EV 10.5 (f/4.5 at 1/70 sec.). At ISO 100: EV 10.5 – EV 12 (f/4.5 at 1/100 sec.), EV 12 – 14 (f/6.6 at 1/125 sec.), EV 14 – EV 16 (f/11 at 1/180 sec.). Built-in electronic self-timer (with blinking red-eye reduction lamp), cancelable midway.
Viewfinder Reversed Galilean viewfinder. 0.68x magnification and 84% coverage. OK-to-Shoot lamp on the right (also functions as in-focus indicator).
EE CdS cell for full-auto simple program EE. Film speeds of ISO 100/200 and 400 (automatic switching) with DX code.
Built-in Flash Guide No. 9 (at ISO 100 in meters). Fires automatically in low-light conditions. Flash off/on switch provided.
Auto calendar programmed up to the year 2030. (Automatic correction for leap months and years.)
Power Source Two 1.5 V size-AA batteries
Film Loading &
After opening camera back, align film leader at mark, then close the camera back for auto loading. Automatic film advance with built-in motor. Film advance speed: 1 fps.
Frame Counter Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.
Film Rewind Automatic rewind with built-in motor. Midroll rewind enabled.
Dimensions &
123 x 76 x 48 mm, 250 g