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The L35AF was Nikon's first compact camera with autofocus. It was released in 1983, a few years after Nikon's competitors had opened up the point and shoot market. It was therefore also the first in the L series. It was an immediate hit thanks to its robust design and excellent specification. It has subsequently become a cult classic among collectors.
A version with an "autodate" function was called the L35AD.
- 35mm film camera
- Lens: 35mm f/2.8 with autofocus from 0.8m to infinity. It had 5 elements in 4 groups. 46mm filter thread.
- Exposure: Fully automatic, range EV 6 (f/2.8 at 1/8 sec.) to EV 17 (f/17.5 at 1/430 sec.) with ASA/ISO 100 film
- Film Speed Range: ASA/ISO 50-1000.
- Features: Integral flash.
- Power: two AA alkaline batteries.