I was lucky enough to win a giveaway run by 35mmc and ThirdCulture for a bunch of pretty sweet pins and a nice little camera – the Canon Sure Shot Sleek.
The Canon Sure Shot Sleek is a 35mm point & shoot from 1996. It has a 32mm f/3.5 lens, which is surprisingly pretty sharp in the centre, and does the job for general shooting. It’s fully automatic, with the only controls being for flash and self-timer. I found the viewfinder is a tiny little thing, but it works well enough – even as someone who wears glasses. It has Canon’s S-AF system with a 3 point focus and metering selection. Metering is nice and accurate, and I’ve not had a single shot out of focus.
I took the Canon Sure Shot Sleek out on New Year’s Eve to a club with a roll of Kodak Ultramax I got from my friend Jules, who’s running a filmswaps project (go check him out!) I was really surprised at the results – it produced some really nice double exposures. I also took it out on a walk to a local lake with some Kodak Gold 200 and it produced some nice, sharp landscapes.
I’m off to Chernobyl and Pripyat in a couple of weeks to shoot some images for an upcoming zine (!), so it’s safe to say it’ll be a nice backup and travel camera. Here are some some shots I’ve taken with this camera so far:
It’s handy having such a small camera, a great little everyday carry. Thanks a lot Hamish for the camera!
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You can find a fuller review about the Canon Sure Shot Sleek here