In this article, I talk about my first experiences with the FishEye Baby 110 Metal. From the B&W Orca to the color goodness of Tiger, I'll give you a quick idea of my fist experiences with a Baby 110 camera with and mostly without flash.
The Fisheye Baby 110 cameras are a great family of cameras. It was a hard choice between the baby and the baby chrome. My first look at the camera was at the Amsterdam Lomography and demonstrated by the charming Mardi. I was just itching to get a 110 format camera with the new orca film.
Something small. Something novel. Something fun. In the end, my practical side said the flash on the chrome model would be very useful since I frequently shoot indoors. Then my artistic side said the metallic look of chrome is sharp and eye catching. Now both sides of my brain are happy.
My first roll of film was with the Orca 100 speed film. It is a grainy film, but very unforgiving in the shadows. Since I’m rather pale, I tried out the Tiger 200 film and had much better luck with the slightly fast film. The vibrant colors are great , too. The trick with a fisheye is to capture linear objects like walls and tall palm trees. It can be for to get the extreme curvature and the wide angles.
No matter which Fisheye Baby camera you get, the best part of the camera is that it just makes you want to smile. It’s so cute and it can play a few neat tricks right out of the box. Like double exposures, flash photos, and of course the obligatory self photo. The flash is still a bit tricky, but it’s a great combination. I am really enjoying my fisheye baby camera. How about you?