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Exploring Film #4: Hanimex Compact R

Hanimex_FujiSuperia200_05

Camera: Hanimex Compact R

Film: Fujifilm Superia 200

I bought this little camera online for R130 ($15) and it even came with a small SunPak flash. Cool! Unfortunately, some serious light bleed was also bundled in for free.

This camera is produced by an Austalian company of the same name and is a blatant rip-off of the Ricoh 500 G, almost identical in every way. From what I’ve read, Fuji and whoever owns Richoh bought into Hanimex and I suspect this camera became like a cheaper version of the Ricoh 500 G.


Hanimex Compact R


This camera is kind of like a toy, which is why I bought it. It is small enough to slip into a jacket pocket, cheap enough to take into suspect areas without worry, plus it has a basic automatic exposure mode over and above the usual manual controls. Awesome.

Problem is that the focusing is pure rubbish. In fact, it is so crap that I couldn’t even be bothered to complain …

  • 35mm rangefinder
  • 40mm f/2.8 Hanimar
  • Shutter speeds:
    Bulb > 1/500s
  • ISO: 25 – 800
  • Light meter
  • Self timer
  • Flash-sync: Yes

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