Vivitar 35EE

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The Vivitar 35EE is a 35mm rangefinder camera with automatic exposure, rebadged to Vivitar specifications from the Cosina Cosina 35 in the mid-1970s. It is a simpler version of the Vivitar 35ES with a slower lens. The design owes a debt to the Konica C35. It has much in common with the Minolta Hi-Matic F, and Mamiya 135 EE, to name but a few. Available in all black, this camera was also rebadged with minor changes as the Chinon 35EE, Revue 400S, GAF Memo 35 ET, Argus Cosina 35 and the Prinz 35E from Dixons.


  • Lens: 38mm f/2.8 (4 elements, 3 groups) with 46mm filter thread.
  • Focusing Range: 0.9m to infinity.
  • Auto-exposure via CdS "electric eye" above lens.
  • Shutter speeds: 1/30-1/650s.
  • Film speed: ISO 25-400.
  • Viewfinder info: Brightline frame, parallax correction marks, overexposure and underexposure warning zones, with indicated approximate combined shutter speed and aperture (f/2.8 to f/14) selection shown by needle.
  • Flashmatic system with X-sync on hot shoe and PC-socket @ 1/25s. (Guide number scale on sticker on camera back).
  • Battery: Originally took a PX625 mercury cell. A zinc air equivalent or a higher voltage alkaline button battery can be used.