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5 Frames With a Canon Sure Shot Sleek – By Charlie Thom

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:

Heavy Hitter.

Night in the City.




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

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    April 2, 2019 at 11:56 am

    I have one Canon Autoboy F which is the older version in Japan and one Canon Prima Mini 2, I really love these two cameras and always put them in my bag. XD

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    April 3, 2019 at 9:37 am

    I love that first frame! And thanks for doing a review of a P&S on the cheaper end of the spectrum.

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      April 3, 2019 at 11:13 am

      Thanks so much! I guess it goes to show you don’t always need expensive or flashy gear to take nice shots. 🙂

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    April 5, 2019 at 7:29 am

    How have you done double exposures on that camera? I have previous model, but I am pretty sure that both of them don’t have capability to do double exposures in “normal” way.

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      April 5, 2019 at 11:59 am

      Hi! The double exposures were a result of a filmswap project I did with a friend – essentially, he’ll shoot a roll in his camera and send it to someone to shoot over it. Makes for some interesting results!

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    April 5, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Nice frames at this brand and i like this brand canon love to buy!

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