Fixed-lens camera with wide-angle lens
I'm looking for recommendations for a manual focus 35mm fixed-lens compact camera with a wide angle lens. I already own several viewfinder cameras and a rangefinder but they all have lenses that are 45mm or 50mm. I'm looking for something with a 28mm or 35mm lens - does anyone know a camera like this? Something with crude metering would be nice - a selenium match-needle or similar.
The kind of thing I'm looking for, except with a wider lens:
I have a couple of old SLRs with wide-angle lenses, but I'm looking for something a bit smaller and lighter.
Ricoh GR-1, if you forego manual focus.
A Olympus XA has a 35mm manual focus RF lens, although, it is not from the vintage of the cameras you show above, but meets your requirements...
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Konica Off Road, weather resitaint point and shoot with 28mm.
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Or even better: XA4 has 28mm lens
Originally Posted by zsas
Interesting re XA4, wasn't it only macro though? I see it has macro, 3m and infinity?
Yashica Electro 35 CC/CCN (1970/1973) - COLOR-YASHINON DX 35mm F1.8 / Rangefinder, AE only
Olympus Wide (1955) - D.ZUIKO 35mm F3.5 / Zone focus, No meter
Olympus Wide E (1957) - D.ZUIKO 35mm F3.5 / Zone focus
Olympus Wide Super (1957) - H.Zuiko 3.5mm F2 / Rangefinder, No meter
Olympus Wide II (1958) - D.ZUIKO 35mm F3.5 / Zone focus, No meter
Kowa Kallo Wide (1955) - PROMINAR 35mm F2.8 / Rangefinder, No meter
Mamiya Wide (1957) - MAMIYA SEKOR 35mm F2.8 / Rangefinder, No meter
Mamiya Wide E (1957) - Topcor-M 35mm F2.8 / Zone focus
Minolta Auto Wide (1958) - Rokkor 35mm F2.8 / Zone focus
Welmy Wide (1958) - TAIKOR 35mm F3.5 / Zone focus, No meter
Walz Wide (1958) - WALZER 3.5cm F2.8 / Zone focus, No meter
Ricoh Wide 2.4 (1960) - KOMINAR 3.5cm F2.4 / Rangefinder, No meter
Virtually any compact AF camera with a fixed lens produced between 1975 and today. Many are 38mm, most are 35mm, quite a few are 28mm, and lengths in between. If you want small and light, you won't find much smaller or lighter than the Nikon Lite Touch AF/AF600, or the Ricoh R1.
Never mind. I missed that "manual focus" part.
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Fuji Clearshot 24mm ,excellent.