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Introduced in 1978 by Vivitar, the Vivitar 35ES was a compact fixed-lens 35mm shutter-priority rangefinder camera built to Vivitar specifications and rebadged by Cosina. The camera is very similar in most respects to the Konica Auto S3, Minolta Hi-Matic 7sII and Revue 400SE. The 35ES has a fast (f/1.7) 40mm, six-element lens that has garnered a reputation for extremely sharp and detailed images.
- Country of Origin: Japan.
- Type: 35mm rangefinder camera with shutter priority automation.
- Lens: 40mm/1.7, 6 elements in 4 groups.
- Shutter: Inter-lens, leaf-type.
- Shutter Speeds: 1/8 sec -1/500 sec., B.
- Exposure Meter: CdS cell located above front lens element.
- Exposure Value Range: EV 4.5 - EV 17.
- Film Speed Range: ISO 25-800.
- Flash Synchronization: Built-in X-synchronization at all speeds, manual flash compensation feature.
- Focusing System: Superimposed rectangle, rangefinder-type.
- Film Advance: Manual, lever operated, single-stroke.
- Self-Timer: Mechanical, 10-sec. delay.
- Filter Mount: screw-on, 49 mm.
- Battery: Single 1.35v mercury cell, Mallory PX 675 or equivalent.
- Dimensions: 114 mm x 60 mm x 74 mm.
- Accessories: Camera case, filters, electronic flash (Vivitar Model 125).
- Weight: 465 g.
- Finish: Black.
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