135compact.com 35mm ultra compact cameras Olympus AF 1 Twin
Olympus AF 1 Twin (Infinity Twin in the US) was released in 1988, a
automatic 35mm film camera with 2 lenses, not a zoom. It inherited the
new sliding cover design by Yoshihisa Maitani from the XA series. It
was one of the first water-proof Olympus cameras. Its main features are:
35/70mm F3.5/6.3 lens, 3/5 elements in 3/5 groups, autofocus with focus lock, min. focus 0,75m Electronic shutter, 1/15-1/750s, flash ready and focus o.k. indication in the viewer window Size 127x64x50, Weight 255 gr. without battery 50-3200 ISO, automatic DX coding, self-timer, automatic film advance and (re-)spooling, continuous shooting mode, 1fps
Closed and well protected.
side. Battery compartment to the left, takes two CR123 batteries. Film indication window.
Seen from above. Flash mode button,
self-timer/continuous shooting button, LCD sreen, tele/wide switch, shutter button. The camera has 3
flash modes: auto-flash (default), off, fill-in
flash. If you
slide the cover open, remember that it's default auto flash every
time. Flash guide number ~22 (!) (m/ISO 100)
Tele mode on LCD screen
Seen from below. Tripod socket. Mid roll respool button.
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.
The AF1 Twin is a good point and shoot camera. Sharp images, good autofocus, a tele lens, continuous shooting mode and
water-protection are among its features. It's a bit noisy, it sounds
like a SLR camera. It was an advanced camera when it was released in