LC-A Big Book Chapter 76: Kodak Instamatics

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Between 1963 and 1970, an incredible 50 million cameras were produced. Certainly, many competitors released similar or more advanced versions (Canon, Olympus, Minolta, Rollei and Ricoh). However, it was still good-old Kodak who once again dominated the market for easy and inexpensive photography with simple and compact cameras during this era.

The compact camera market witnessed tie newly introduced Kodak 126 film, which tried to replicate the huge success the Kodak Retina had before with its 135 cartridges. The success was immediate: between 1963 and 1970, an incredible 50 million cameras were produced. Certainly, many competitors released similar or more advanced versions (Canon, Olympus, Minolta, Rollei and Ricoh). However it was still good old Kodak who once again dominated the market for easy and inexpensive photography with simple and compact cameras during this era.

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written by ungrumpy on 2011-03-24 in #library #library #lc-a-big-book #lomography #excerpt

2 Comments

  1. scrunek-tekk
    scrunek-tekk ·

    I have the Kodak Instamatic x-50.....there is an unfinished roll of film from many many many years ago still in the camera!!!

  2. rbruce63
    rbruce63 ·

    @scrunek-tekk Finish the roll, process it and show is the pictures!

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