Wide-angle shooters will surely like this one. Made to be a disposable camera, the modification-ready Konica Wai Wai has made many film photography enthusiasts swoon with its distinctive wide-angle shooting and remarkable effects. Read on to find out more about this peculiar-looking camera in this installment of Lomopedia.
We know that the LC-Wide has plucked at the heartstrings of many analogue lovers. Its crowing glory? Its ultra-wide 17mm Minigon lens yields wide-angle shots that are crisp and filled with analogue effects. The cute and curious-looking Konica Wai Wai has a similar story to tell.
The Konica Wai Wai is a disposable 35mm film camera manufactured between 2003-2004 and 2006-2007. It is a wide-angle camera that is suitable for panoramic shots. It has a built-in flash for low-light conditions and a fixed shutter speed and aperture settings.
This camera was famous for its wide-angle photos and remarkable lo-fi effects like vignetting and light flares. The Wai Wai also has a mirror in front of the camera to accommodate self-portraits at arm’s length.
Users can actually reuse the camera with a little modification. The simple mechanics of the camera made it easy to modify with operations varying from film reloading and lens swapping.
Konica Wai Wai Technical Specs:
- Film format: 35mm film
- Material: Plastic
- Lens: 17mm
- Viewfinder: Direct optical viewfinder
- Flash: Yes
- Focusing: Fixed
- Aperture: f/8
- Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec
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