110 film is hard to come by these days (except for the lovely film made by LOMO) and sometimes ya just gotta run whatcha brung.
Ah, 110 film. I remember it fondly from when I was a child and had my old Kodak Cameo 110. That cute, little format that we all fawned over as kids cause it meant that we had our own camera. But times change and we move on to newer, sexier formats.
But not for me, I say. I still love the little prints that I get from the lab. So whenever I am out at the thrift stores, I always snatch up any 110 stuff I can get my hands on. Which is what brought me to this little gem; Kodak Gold 200, expired 1998. I’ve always trusted Kodak Gold to give me good quality so why would this be any different? I popped it in my newly acquired Hanimex Mini 218 (review possibly coming in the next few decades. lol) and brought it with me on my trip to the Mountain State Forest Festival
I didn’t know what to expect from it so I just tried to take pictures that were very well-lit and brightly colored so that it would still show up on the expired film.
After what seemed like an eternity at the lab, I finally got my cute little 110 prints back and was happy with the results. I only got back 14 good prints from the 24 exp. roll but I chalk some of that up to the camera and its funny film advance (similar to the old <inox “push-pull” design). The prints that I did get back were fairly good quality. The ever-present haze that afflicts expired film was most certainly there but the images came through surprisingly well.
So if you can get your hands on some, I would recommend the old Kodak. When I bought mine, it was thrown in with an assortment of other camera junk at a thrift shop.
Thanks for reading and as always,
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