Halina Micro 35

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The Halina Micro 35 by Haking is styled in a manner suspiciously resembling the LOMO LC-A (or its inspiration, the Cosina CX-2). In contrast to the Cosina's rotating front panel, this one pops upwards to uncover the lens and align the viewfinder window with the eyepiece. While offering a built-in "autosensor" electronic flash, this is otherwise a more basic camera, with a fixed focus lens and a limited choice of film speed settings. Every film speed setting is related to a fixed f-stop, the size of the diaphragm is observable in the lens when the shutter is not cocked. So there is no exposure metering done actually, but switching on the flashlight at insufficient light; batteries are only required for the flashlight. When the small shifter at the front side is tripped while firing the flashlight the lens is stopped down for a correct lighting from 0.7 to 1.5 meter distance. A chart with flash ranges is printed on the back side of the lens cover, visible when it is opened.

Haking also offered nearly identical models under the names Haking Compact-SC and Ansco 2000 Micro 35. The same model was also sold as the Miranda 35ME and by Foto-Quelle as the Revue 35FC. The Halina Micro E is a similar design, but lacking the flash exposure sensor.

There are colored variants of this camera: red, yellow, metallic blue and olive-green.

Specifications (from original Haking Compact-SC manual)

  • 135 film type
  • 38mm f/3.5 lens
  • fully coated 3 elements in 3 groups lens construction
  • shutter speed fixed at 1/125 sec.
  • automatic aperture setting
  • automatic flash charge and use
  • fixed focus
  • direct view viewfinder
  • single stroke film transport
  • 2x AAA battery holder
  • size: 111 x 69 x 49 mm
  • weight: 230 grams

Halina Micro 35 re-branded versions