Roll 1: Testing an Olympus Infinity Jr/AF-10 Super

This is a rare two-for-one day. This post is about the camera I used for my first roll of film on 52 Rolls, with a selection of photographs. Tomorrow, here at Burnt Embers, I will post more from the same roll of film.

The first image will look a bit familiar to some of you regular visitors – I took another photo at this location with the Olympus XA2, and with a different angle of light. It can be found in Tread Carefully.

52 rolls


I bought the Olympus Infinity Jr camera in a thrift store a few days ago. These cameras were introduced in the late 80s and are branded as Olympus AF-10 Super outside of North America, and also bears the pretentious nickname “Picasso Mini Super”. Actually I am not sure when they came out, the Olympus website has 1990, but I found newspaper and magazine reviews dated 1987. The lens is a fixed length Olympus 35mm f3.5 with 3 elements in 3 groups. The camera is totally automatic, including very simple film loading, and motorised film advance, DX film speed selection and so on. It takes two of the widely available AAA batteries – either lithium or alkaline – which is a real advantage when buying an older camera. A manual is available on-line at Orphan Cameras, a terrific resource for many manuals.


There is a built-in flash with a range…

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3 thoughts on “Roll 1: Testing an Olympus Infinity Jr/AF-10 Super

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    • Thanks geomack. It worked exactly as designed which often is not the case with thrift store cameras. I am slowly learning my way around resealing, cleaning battery leakage and other minor repairs. Eventually I hope to own a spanner wrench for getting deeper into camera and seeing what damage I can inflict.


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