Spy-Camera a misnomer, a challenge to get the film done but may be good for nostalgic moody photograph
If you are looking for a camera to challenge, test your resolve and patience. Try the spy-cam. I found two of these cheese misnomers at different yard sale. And as it turns out it took two to finally get through the test. The cheepo sunglasses that come with the camera break easily. I later was able to attach them to my trusty Ray- Bans. The air plunger also comes apart pretty easily because it has to be squeezed so hard to make the shutter work. It is not really a spy camera because the camera is a 110 camera attached to the arm of the sunglasses. It looks pretty goofy; which I thought could be fun, so I tried it out.
I Only found 12 exposure rolls of film for this camera. It proved to be difficult to get the film done inexpensively. I was embarrassed to take it to a pro-lab, so I went to Walgreens. Sam Club outright told me they, “no longer processed that film.” It ended up probable costing more than the pro-lab. They made it sound like It was from the 50’s and it was going to take about 2 weeks to process; they didn’t even know if they, “still had that old equipment.” against my better judgment, I sent it off. It took more than two weeks and they had trouble with making the photos. Kind of like the problems some cheepo labs have with our fisheyes, you know; cropping, cutting negatives wrong. I did not know there is a mask in the camera. A kind of bulls eye with spy-cam written in. If I would have known this I would have take it out. I really should have red the reviews of the seven year old children before I got into this; Also fun to read. I do like the grain in these photographs. I could see how under better light and the mask taken out, photographs taken with spy-cam could have a vintage nostalgic mood to them.
Probably each one of you has been annoyed with failed film. This is particularly annoying when you get the developed film back from the lab, but you get blanks because the film was not exposed. It's either the film transport didn't work, or you have not taken the lens cap off, etc. Read on and I'll show you an alternative to just throwing away the film: Simply use it as a color filter for your camera, with the La Sardina for example.
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