Canon Sureshot Z135 ~ 2021

I got a job lot of old film cameras at the end of last year one of which is a Canon Sureshot Z135. I put a roll of Kodak Portra 400 in it and carried about with me when I was out and about. It’s a sturdy little camera with the usual Canon programs to choose from but no manual controls. It has a 38-135mm fixed zoom lens, and an annoying pop up flash that pops up whether you want it or not.

I wasn’t too impressed with the quality of the shots, quite grainy considering portra is a quality film and the photos were taken in good light. Not terribly impressed wiith the focus either. I have chosen 12 images only from the 36 I shot, so I don’t think I’ll be using this camera overmuch.

Out & About in Wardley

♥️ life
gorse of course
bullrushes at the secret lake
secret lake
Phil making hanging baskets
biker grove
Horse carrots & Turnips
Wardley Lake

Out and about in South Shields

work, live, shop
the Azura cruise ship.
sharp dressed man
playing tunes

10 Comments

  1. The shots are fine, nothing wrong with them. The Kodak film does lack punch. I think it coped with the lake landscape best. By the time I had done with film cameras, I was only using Fuji film. I liked the way it ‘raised’ some colours like blues and reds. I used to use Ilford film for B&W, though I also liked Kodak T-Max for that too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. I was thinking much about purchasing this Canon. I have an equivalent Samsung film camera, the ECX 1, but its menu gets much in the way of taking a photograph, I think this camera has a silent mode, more direct controls and a more luminous lens. I weekly see very nice photographs uploaded by several photographers, mostly from Asian countries (and usually are casual portraits of people in restaurants, picnics or parties where the focus is happy people), and although seeing your photos in small size the vignetting is quite noticeable, when looking at them bigger they are full of detail and the vignetting not so much. Maybe the issue is that the lens is quite modern, and as so with no much character, so is a bit like shooting with a digital compact camera.
    Anyway, thank you for sharing, fragglerocking ( ゚ヮ゚)
    By the way, I ended just saving a bit more and getting a 135 mm f2.8 lens for my small Canon SLR film camera, to reach the zoom I had if I had gotten this camera. Funny thing is that these point and shoots will not fit in a pocket anyway.

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