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Canon A35 Datelux
France Version française
Photos by JCB text by JCB. From the collection of JCB. Last update 2012-05-12 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in Japan from 1978 to 0.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 10541

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Chronology of cameras Canon 

Traduction de Manuel M

Canon A35 Datelux was the first Canon camera to have an integrated flash. In addition, the function “dates”, which was usually made possible by expensive accessories (back dated) only available on upscale cameras, allowed to users not specialists to print time of year on each exposure, which could be useful for miscellaneous professions (monitoring of worksites or projects, expertises, presentations commercial, etc…)

Collimated viewfinder with rangefinder with coincidence for the focusing.
Lens of 40mm of focal distance, F: 2.8 (5 elements in 4 groups)
Shutter: speeds of 1/60 to 1/320 of second.
Mechanical self-timer.
Cocking by lever, stroke of 130° with 15° exhaust. Progressive exposure counter, release to zero automatic with the opening of the back. Crank of rewinding on the top.
Programmed automatic exposure, determining the aperture and the exposure time according to the conditions of lighting and the distance. Scales of illumination between EV 9 (f/2.8 with 1/60 second.) and 17 (f/20 with 1/320 second) for a film of 100 ISO. Manual adjustment of the sensitivity from 25 to 400 ISO.
Impression of time of year (year, month, day) in the angle lower right of the image. The mechanism, with manual adjustment, is in the lens barrel as on Datematic. When the function time of year is activated (cursor “dates” in fronting in ON position), if the shutter release button  is half pressed, the camera being cocked, time of year appears in bottom in the middle of the viewfinder.
Indications available in the viewfindert: on the right of the image, the needle indicates the aperture, with mark of control of the battery, and red sectors indicating the over-exposure or under-exposure.
Energy source: two mercury batteries 1,35V and a battery of 1.5 V sizes AA for the integrated flash.
Flash of number-guide 12 (for 100 ISO). The extraction, the putting into operation and the withdrawal of the flash are manual (button on the back of the body). The operation of the flash is entirely automatic with the system Canon (CHATS) which regulates the aperture according to the distance and the sensitivity of film.
Sizes and weight of the camera: 122 x 75 x 61 millimeters, 540 G.


The site of Canon specifies about this camera:
“In Japan, the camera was nicknamed “Nighter” which refers to night baseball ranges. ”… there is something which escapes to me…

 

Canon A35 Datelux