Olympus AF-10 Twin  –  Vintage Camera

Olympus AF-10 Twin (three quarters, open)

Olympus AF-10 Twin (three quarters, open)

Olympus AF-10 Twin (three quarters, open)

Olympus AF-10 Twin (three quarters, open)

Olympus AF-10 Twin (front view, open)

Olympus AF-10 Twin (front view, open)

Olympus AF-10 Twin (front view, closed)

Olympus AF-10 Twin (front view, closed)

Olympus AF-10 Twin (rear view)

Olympus AF-10 Twin (rear view)

Olympus AF-10 Twin (top view, open)

Olympus AF-10 Twin (top view, open)

Olympus AF-10 Twin (with 35mm cassette for scale)

Olympus AF-10 Twin (with 35mm cassette for scale)

Olympus AF-10 Twin (three quarters, open)Olympus AF-10 Twin (three quarters, open)Olympus AF-10 Twin (front view, open)Olympus AF-10 Twin (front view, closed)Olympus AF-10 Twin (rear view)Olympus AF-10 Twin (top view, open)Olympus AF-10 Twin (with 35mm cassette for scale)

Olympus AF-10 Twin Specifications

Manufacturer: Olympus Corporation
   
Origin: Japan
   
Made in: Japan
   
Introduced: 1991
   
Type: Viewfinder
   
Format: 135 Film
   
Dimensions: 12.4 x 6.4 x 5 cm

Olympus AF-10 Twin Review

The Olympus AF-10 Twin is basically the cheaper, non-weatherproof version of the Olympus Infinity Twin. Like the Infinity Twin, the AF-10 Twin has two lenses (a wide-angle 35mm f/3.5 and a telephoto 70mm f/6.3) that you can switch between with a touch of that wonderful, tiny red button on the top.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a complete sucker for dual lens cameras so I just couldn’t pass up the chance to get this AF-10 Twin despite it being fairly dull and pedestrian otherwise. Strangely, I bought this camera at a thrift store just a few days after I found its sister camera, the aforementioned Infinity Twin, at a completely different thrift store about an hour away.

The AF-10 Twin retailed for ¥30,000 in 1991 which, if my calculations are correct, is roughly $370 in today’s currency. It’s interesting to look back on outdated technology and realize just now much people were willing to pay for things like this camera back then. I’m sure we’ll be doing the same thing to today’s products twenty years from now.

References:

“Olympus AF-10 Twin,” Camerapedia, http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Olympus_AF-10_Twin

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