Canon EPOCA 135


Canon EPOCA 135

Here we have the Canon EPOCA 135. A 35mm camera that was so revolutionary at the time, so bizarre, it won a spot in the New York Museum of Modern Art. Designed to be a one-handed super zoom it’s a 38-135mm point and shoot. The built in zooming flash isn’t half bad. Another interesting feature is the selectable waist level finder. Shooting with this camera onlookers will ask you variants of “Is that a video camera?” No. It’s the film camera design camcorders copied. I’m not going lie. A friend of mine’s dad bright this back from Japan around 1991 and I thought it was the coolest thing. Got this one a couple years ago for about $25 cause the grip is a little tacky. Be warned, this camera uses a funky and pretty expensive battery, the Lithium ion 2CR5. The EPOCA gets pretty decent use out of a battery, but if you keep the flash off you’ll maximize battery life.