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Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 80 at Zoo 082209

I picked this up for 10.00 at a flea market last weekend.
Pocket-sized, clam-sheel opening, point and shoot gold colored 35mm compact camera.
Everything seemed to test out okay.
After giving it a cleaning, I took it to the St. Louis Zoo for a test with a roll of ASA 200 Kodak Gold.
Camera had annoying habit of wanting to use the built in flash under most every lighting situation, flash had to be turned off again manually every time it was powered up again.
It did fine for fairly close subjects, but beyond distances of maybe 30 or 40 feet, it did not focus correctly.
I suspect a mechanical problem with achieving infinity focus. Since camera is not particularly rare or valuable, I consider it a "loser" not worth the fix.
Here are the only shots I considered at all worth saving.

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All images are 2009 E.J.Kowalski.
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