Pentax PC35AF-M Compact Auto Focus w/ 35mm f2.8 Lens in Excellent Condition w/ Original Manual
This is the 2nd generation of Pentax' premium compact AF camera that appeared in 1984. It added a built in motor drive and DX film coding over the original PC35AF. It has a high quality 5 element lens that performs very well. It sports a sping-loaded clamshell cover released by the little red switch on the front of the camera to protect the lens and viewfinder and serves as the OFF/ON switch. The automatic DX film coding covers ISO 25-1600, but can be overridden by taping over the DX code blocks on the film canister and then you can manually set ISO 100, 200, 400, or 1000 with the switch on the bottom of the camera if you wish. Shutter speeds range from 1/8 - 1/430 of a second. The camera indicates when to use flash with a red/green lamp in the viewfinder with an accompanying beep. The flash pops up only when the red lever is manually pushed on the left side of the camera, giving the user the option to override the camera's recommendation if so desired. There is also a handy +1.5 EV override button on the top of the camera that helps when shooting against strong back lighting or light sand or snow, all of which fool the meter into underexposing. The viewfinder is excellent, featuring a distance indicator needle that travels along the bottom to show approximately where the camera has focused giving the user the opportunity to check if the camera is focused on the desired subject. Overall condition of this example is excellent. The battery compartment is clean and free of corrosion. The camera uses 2 AA batteries. Ni-MH or Ni-cads are not usable. Conventional or rechargeable alkalines are recommended. Lithium AAs are great for use in cold weather. Batteries are not included. Camera comes with manual and stylin' 80's red velour soft pouch & strap. It has been fully film tested, flash and self-timer work perfectly. Just pop in batteries and film and you're set! Camera weighs 340 grams without batteries. Feel free to contact us with any questions.