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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)

Model Variation

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
1993.5 YF-20X New design
1997.12 YF-20N Downgraded model, New design



Auto 35 on Ricoh Official Website Camera List