Try to stroll during 10 minutes on a
tourist place, appreciated by Pickpockets, while rocking untidily your
Asaflex EF-80 at the end of your arm, it will not fail... The
young man (roaming very fast) who will borrow it from you will put 2
seconds (4 metres) to return it to you... with a big smile.
Made in China, this camera belongs to the
large family of the Toy Cameras. Very different of the Diana, the
Asaflex EF-80 has many "sophistications" :
|Euipped with a lens 50 mm f=1.6 labelled LENS MADE IN JAPAN.|
|Speed selection (1/60 sec, 1/125 sec) by rotating a ring located
on the lens.|
|Four apertures (labelled with symbols) selected by rotating the
lens. This one is directly linked to a meniscus with four holes.
No film advance lever but a notched wheel which is located on the
back side of the camera. An image counter is located on the right hand
side of the shutter release. To be also noticed, the film rewind handle
located onto the top of the camera body (like on a true Reflex 24x36).
|Of course the framing is not using a reflex viewfinder ! But this one is
quite brightly and located on the left of the camera body, right under
the film rewind handle.
This camera is equipped with an integrated
flash as well as a slot for a flash with synchro. The two batteries of
1.5 volts, needed of the integrated flash, are located into the fake
winder room. Last detail, the lens is equipped with a very efficient sun
Well, it is a quite surprizing camera, well manufactured and which
demonstrates again all the great ability of chinese people to make
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