A review on Pentax Auto 110 SLR, the worlds smallest film SLR!
The Pentax 110 Single-Lens Reflex camera was made by Asahi Pentax and uses 110 film cartridges. The Auto 110 was introduced with three interchangeable lenses in 1978. Three more lenses were introduced in 1981, and then the Super model was released in 1982. It was sold until 1985.
The Pentax 110 claims to be the smallest interchangeable-lens SLR system ever created.
The cameras and lenses are very small (the camera fits in the hand easily) and is made to professional SLR standards of quality.
I managed to pick one of these up for £25 on Ebay with box, 3 lenses, flash and auto winder. The flash and winder suffered from battery acid damage and were beyond repair. I can’t really complain though as the lenses and camera it-self are in pristine condition!
It produces amazing pictures with 110 films and is so easy to use! In these photos, I decided to experiment with the film to give it that gritty old look!
The film for this camera is quite hard to find and quite expensive. I do have some rolls to play with but I need to stop with my trigger finger and save the film for special occasions.
Close up filter attachments can also be used on the lenses for nice detailed photography
This camera is a great little camera and saves space if you can’t be bothered taking a bulky full-sized SLR out with you.