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The Hanimex 35SE is a fixed focus, plastic lensed 35mm compact with built in flash. This simple fixed shutter speed camera gave user the option to adjust aperture. The first 2 settings (f/16 & f/9.5) were set by a switch on the front of the camera which was marked in weather pictograms for 100 & 400 ASA (ISO) film speeds. Turning on the manual flash modes the aperture to f/5.6 (giving the inventive user a 3rd setting with the batteries out).
The 35SE and its faster lensed sibling the Hanimex 35S were made by Haking & share the same body as the rarer Halina Flash 300 right down to top-plate. Sylvain Halgand speculates that this camera is closer to the similar but better known Halina Flash 350.
There is no metering or low light warning. The camera has cable release point, tripod point and takes screw in 43mm filters.
- Lens : 38mm 1:5.6 coated plastic triple
- Shutter : Fixed 1/125 sec
- Flash Guide Number : 35 feet(100 ISO)
- Batteries : 2xAA