135compact.com 35mm ultra compact cameras Olympus AFL T
Olympus AFL T was released in 1986, a
automatic 35mm film camera with 2 lenses, not a zoom. It's big and heavy, hardly a very compact camera. Its main features are:
36/60mm F2.8/4.5 lens, 4/8 elements in 3/7 groups, autofocus with focus lock, min. focus 0,75m Electronic shutter, 1/30-1/500s, flash ready and focus o.k. indication in the viewer window Size 136x71x58, Weight 380 (!) gr. without battery 50-3200 ISO, automatic DX coding, self-timer, automatic film advance and (re-)spooling
Closed, lens protected.
Lens open. The On/Off button switches le lens as well.
side. Finder is quite low, under the flash housing. Film indication window.
Seen from above. Focus lock button,
mid roll rewind and self-timer button. Mechanical counter. Shutter button.
It's default auto flash, the flash only fires if there isn't enough
light, but there is no way for flash off. Flash guide number ~12 (m/ISO
Seen from below. Tripod socket.
cover open. It takes an unusual CR-P2 6v battery. But there is an easy
solution : 2 CR123 bateeries and a piece of aluminium foil.
2 CR123 batteries in the compartment.
Polarity is indicated.
A piece of aluminium foil to connect the 2 poles and you are done.
Camera film compartment open.
camera is easy to use.
Autofocus is responsive and works well. Putting a film is easy as
well, open the back, tear the film leader a bit further, drop the
film and that's it. The
camera spools the film automatically. As with most point and shoot
ultra compacts, auto
flash is set at start and there is no way to turn it off.
The AFL-T has a good and luminous lens. Sharp images, good autofocus and a tele lens are its features. It's big and heavy. It was an advanced camera when it was released in