Mamiya Automatic 35 EEF
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The Automatic 35 EEF is a 35 mm camera made by Mamiya in 1961.
It was the first Japanese camera to have a built-in flash;this is a reflector for flash bulbs, beside the lens.
The lens is a Mamiya Kominar 45 mm f/3.8, a simple triplet, with front-element focusing to 0.9 metre. The focus scale has both distances and zone-focusing markings ('scenes', 'groups', etc.). The camera has a brightline viewfinder, with parallax-correction markings for close focus.
The Seiko in-lens shutter gives speed settings 'FL' (flash at 1/40 second), 1/60, 'BL' (backlight; 1/100 second) and 1/250 second.The shutter is cocked automatically by advancing the film, preventing double-exposure. The aperture is controlled automatically by the selenium meter, or can be manually set.
The camera requires two AA batteries.