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Hanimex XP2 automatic
France Version française
Photos by Sylvain Halgand text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of Sylvain Halgand. Last update 2013-11-13 par Eric Borel.

Manufactured or assembled in Japan from 1976 to 0.
Index of rarity in France: Infrequent (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 65

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Traduction de Sylvain Halgand

The XP-2 does not have many common points with the XP-1. Moreover put aside the fact that they are two 110, I do not see of it an other.
The XP-2 is quite manufactured.
The focusing distance is adjustable while making turn the ring around the lens (26,5 mm 1:5,6). A distance scale appears in a tiny window with the top of the lens.
In the finder (with brilliant lines), a needle moves in front of the symbols “landscape, character, portrait” when the ring of setting of the distance is turned. A CdS cell ensures the control of exposure. The electronic shutter allows the speeds from 10 seconds to 1/400 of second. The advance of film is done as on the XP-1. The shutter release can be locked.

The lens is provided with a threading for accessories and the sole of the camera comprises two electric catch and an axis split for special uses. In 1977, XP-2 Winder launched. This winder is fixed by the tripod socket. The electrical contacts are done by the electric catch and the split axis allows the mechanical drive. The winder has a large handle which contains 4 AA batteries. The passage from one view to another takes approximately a second.
On the XP-2 could connect two models of flash, both of torch type, of which a model with computer with a number-guide of 26. The threading of the lens could receive an optical complement x1,5. As this optical complement blocked the finder of the camera, it was provided with a finder adapted to the focal distance. Another complement (X 0,7) made it possible to transform the lens into wide-angle lens.
A lens allowed the shooting 0,5 meter. A macro bench could supplement this cap to make reproduction of documents.
These accessories could be acquired in a case, at the same time as the camera. Such a system is rare for an economic camera. These accessories (except case) could also adapt on the XP-1, but they doubled the price of the camera, in addition with thin technical qualities, whereas the quality of the XP-2 definitely more convincing can justify the purchase of complete case.
In 1977, the XP-2 (only) was sold approximately 400 francs.

Hanimex XP2 automatic