GAF Memo 35 ET
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The GAF Memo 35ET is a compact 35mm rangefinder dating from 1975. Its design is reminiscent of the classic Konica C35 and Minolta Hi-Matic series, and it may well have been built for GAF by Cosina (although the GAF Memo 35 EE bore a "Chinon" brand in its lens), like very similar models such as the Vivitar 35EE and Prinz-E from Dixons. It is also a close cousin of the Chinon 35EE.
Aside from minor cosmetic differences, the main difference between the GAF Memo 35 ET and the EE is the latter had a faster f/2.7 lens, and a self-timer.
- Camera Type: 35mm zone-focusing camera with EE ("electric eye" or "electronic exposure") and between-the-lens shutter
- Film Format: 24x36mm (35mm)
- Lens: GAF Xytar 38 mm, f/2.8 (4 elements, 3 groups)
- Filter diameter: 46mm
- Focusing Range: 1m to infinity.
- Automatic exposure via CdS metering cell above lens.
- Shutter Speeds: 1/30-1/650s, plus B. (B setting only works at maximum aperture).
- Film speed range: Manually set ISO 25-500.
- Viewfinder: Framelines, parallax correction mark
- Flash Synchronization: "X" sync @ 1/25 Second; contacts on hot shoe and PC socket. Uses "flashmatic" system that utilizes the Guide Number (GN) of an attached electronic flash and the focus distance (10-40m).
- Single-stroke manual frame advance with double exposure prevention.
- Power: Originally required one 1.35 volt PX625 mercury battery. A 1.4v Zinc Air "hearing aid" battery can be used.
- Dimensions: 113x77x55mm
- Weight: 420g
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