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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.

http://www.konicawaiwai.com/

written by eva_eva

12 comments

  1. azurblue

    azurblue

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

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  2. stouf

    stouf

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

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  3. superlighter

    superlighter

    great! it's time to reload mine :)

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  4. vicuna

    vicuna

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

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  5. lomodirk

    lomodirk

    Think I need one first, before reloading :))

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  6. eastmoe

    eastmoe

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

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  7. jeepeng

    jeepeng

    saya tiada juga... T_T

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  8. eva_eva

    eva_eva

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

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  9. cinzinc

    cinzinc

    yeap u took some nice portrait pics of urself.hehe

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  10. itsdebraanne

    itsdebraanne

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  11. mattdammad

    mattdammad

    Does anyone know where i can find one?

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  12. ditchbitch

    ditchbitch

    to anyone who wonder how reload this camera:
    http://www.youtube.c(…)MwnP8Yz4fWE
    http://www.youtube.c(…)j3qltqOiPmg

    about 2 years ago · report as spam

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