Ricoh Auto 35 Date
This camera should not be confused with Ricoh's 1960's scale focus focus viewfinder camera of the same name.
The Auto 35 is a fixed-focus point-and-shoot camera for 35mm film, introduced by Japanese manufacturer Ricoh in 1991. A version with a databack was also available and it was sold as the Auto 35 Date. This camera is a slightly downgraded version of the model named L-20 (also known as the YF-20 Super) released 2 years earlier in 1989.
The Auto 35 was also sold by the British chain-store chemist Boots as the Boots C35FF.
- Release Date: July 1991
- Lens: Ricoh Lens 35mm f/4.5, 3 elements in 3 groups
- Focus: fixed-focus
- Shutter: mechanical, 1/125s (fixed speed)
- Film Speed Range: manual setting, ISO 100 / 200 / 400
- Power Source: two AA-type batteries (alkaline or manganese)
- Dimensions: 132 mm X 68 mm X 50 mm
- Weight: 220 g (without batteries)
|Release Date||Model Name||Notes|
|1987.2||YF-20 / Myport Ami||Rikenon 35mm f/4 Lens|
|1989.9||L-20 / YF-20 Super / One Take Easy II||Ricoh 35mm f/4.5 Lens, New Design|
|1991.7||Auto 35 / Boots C35FF||Downgraded model, New design|
|1992.3||LX-22 / LX-22S (1993) / XOBBOX (1993)||New design, Self-timer|
|1997.12||YF-20N||Downgraded model, New design|