My review of Canon AF35M also know as Sure Shot and Autoboy in other parts of the world
I stared my photography journey with Canon, so I’ve been always huge fan for their products, when I got into analogue photography I decided to purchase Canon products as well, one of my eBay findings was this compact, Canon AF35M (in U.S. called Sure Shot and in Japan as Autoboy) this late 70´s point and shoot camera was probably first Canon´s compact to include auto focus system, infrared emitting system was very accurate and hits right focus most of the times, but can be easy fooled by glass materials. the focus system is a little bit noisy as well but that’s not the only thing that creates a lot of noise, film rewind system will turn around near people head´s towards you.
The AF35M launched in November 1979, produced in Taiwan has 38mm lens with f/2.8 aperture, equipped with automatically controlled programmed shutter and aperture, ASA settings from 25 to 400 bright viewfinder, self-timer, tripod socket, build in-flash that pop-ups and all this powered by 2 AA battery’s
Though the camera is considered as compact, its size is little big compared to other cameras but I got used to it after a while, and very happy with it, not that I cant say anything bad about AF35M because I don’t want to, the truth is that the camera is very easy in use , you load the film, you press the shutter button and everything else is done for you, real point and shoot camera.
Including gallery with pictures taken with AF35M loaded with Lomography Fine Color Negative Film 100