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Created 1 Juni 2009 ... Updated 1 Juni 2009

Hanimex RF35

Hanimex RF35 Yet another small 1970s rangefinder :o)
This camera resembles a typical small 1970 range finder in line with the Canonet 28, Konica C35 and Minolta Hi-Matics.

Hanimex has, as far as I know, never made any cameras themselves but was primarily importing cameras into Australia. In the 1980s they have tried to export to other counries as well but well, aparently not with much luck as they went bankrupt sometime late 1980s or during the 1990s.

I have compared this camera with other cameras in my collection but have not yet found a similar one. So it might have been designed and produced especially for Hanimex or I simply don't have the original version of this camera (wow, there are cameras I don't own!).

Manufacturor  :  Hanimex
Model  :  Hanimex RF 35
Type  :  Range finder compact camera
Produced  :  probably 1970s
K.D. Müller Reference  :  none
Film  :  35 mm, type 135
Picture size  :  24 x 36 mm
Made in  :  Japan
Quantity Made  : 
Original List Price  : 
Material  :  plastic with metal top cover
Lens  :  Hanimar Lens 38mm f:2.8
Filter size  :  48 mm
Focusing  :  manual with scale in meter and feet
Focus range  :  1 m - infinity
Viewfinder  :  Coupled rangefinder parallax lines.
Shutter  : 
Aperture  :  2,8 - 22
Self timer  :  none
Exposure  :  Automatic with aperture priority
Exposure meter  :  Built in CdS meter
Film speed setting 25 - 400 ASA
Battery  :  not sure which battery should be used but the battery compartment fits for a battery 20 mm long x 11 mm wide.
Flash  :  Hot shoe on top for use with electronic flash.
Flash Contact  :  Hot shoe on top
Film Advance  :  manual, single stroke lever on top
Other  :  Battery test button on the back, red light on top.
Dimensions  :  115 x 55 x 75 mm (l x w x h)
Weight  : 
Body serial number  :  3504860 inside the film compartment
Collection status  :  to be sold
Hanimex RF35

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