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1986. 35mm compact automatic, all-weather camera. Also known as just "Action Touch".


Nikon: Nikon L35 AW-AF camera

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 2003-02-28
 B
 $39
 2003-02-28
 B
 $199
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by bill339 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:23 pm

This camera has a very high quality 35/2.8 lens and autofocus above water. Underwater, you set the subject distance with a convenient dial. There is a nice big switch that turns the built-in flash on or off. The Action Touch sold for about $150 when introduced in 1986. The camera was produced for two years after which Nikon took it off the market and no company ever made a similar quality camera since. The Japanese concluded that nobody is intelligent enough to focus a camera manually under water. All the cheap underwater cameras introduced after the Action Touch were fixed focus underwater and came with lower quality lenses. This camera can be used underwater up to 10 feet (3.5m) making it great for snorkeling, taking to the beach, and using it in snow, or rain. The exposure system is a CdS cell with programmed auto exposure from EV6 (f2.8 at 1/8 sec) to EV17 (f17.5 at 1/430 sec) with ISO 100 film. The auto ISO range is 50 to 1600 and Non Dx film set to ISO 100. The Action Touch is a heavy duty camera and came with a black face plate. The two AA battery compartment is accessed through a 1 inch screw in metal disk located on the bottom of the camera. A version with an auto date function was called the Nikon L35AWAD that has a blue face plate with the L35AWAF using an orange face plate.

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