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Konica WaiWai : Super Wide Disposable Camera

The Konica Wai Wai camera is one of those strange cameras that only the Japanese can imagine.

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Selling for less than $10 USD, this disposable camera has a 17mm ultra wide angle lens. There is a mirror attached around the lens for taking self-portraits. Taking self portraits with a whole bunch of people is great fun, and very easy. The camera has a fixed aperture of f/8 and fixed shutter speed at 1/100. A flash is included for indoor pictures (an absolute necessity).

The minimum in-focus distance is 40cm, which is somewhat limited for such a wide lens. For people pictures though, it’s perfect and produces very interesting effects.

There’s just one tiny little problem: this thing is disposable. Luckily, Konica has designed it well enough that people discovered a way to reload the film! It made me a bit nervous but the result was worth it.

written by eva_eva


  1. azurblue


    Very funny ! And thanks to the Konica conceptors for their generosity !

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  2. stouf


    Great review !
    I didn't know that camera even existed !
    Thanks for the info...

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  3. superlighter


    great! it's time to reload mine :)

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  4. vicuna


    Yeah, a great "disposable" re-usable wide angle cam! Like Aurelio says, it's time to reload mine too! :)))

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  5. lomodirk


    Think I need one first, before reloading :))

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  6. eastmoe


    nice camera,great info..i tak ada kamera ini lg.huhu

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  7. jeepeng


    saya tiada juga... T_T

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  8. eva_eva


    haha, buy one. it's super nice for self portrait!! :)

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  9. cinzinc


    yeap u took some nice portrait pics of urself.hehe

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  10. itsdebraanne


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  11. mattdammad


    Does anyone know where i can find one?

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  12. ditchbitch


    to anyone who wonder how reload this camera:…)MwnP8Yz4fWE…)j3qltqOiPmg

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