Eximus Wide and Slim – Another “clone” version of Vivitar UWS. Basically, it is the same camera with Vivitar UWS with black rubberized finishing casing. The new color combination, finishing and packaging of Eximus UWS had attracted me and it just looks smart and steady to me. Eximus UWS is a point and shoot 35mm camera with fixed f/11 aperture, 22mm wide angle fixed plastic lens and 1/125s fixed shutter speed.
It is a lightweight camera which never burden me during travelling. Besides, it is a completely mechanical camera which no batteries are required. Thus, I don’t have to worry about the insufficient batteries and charging issue during a long travelling.
Okay, it’s time to share the reasons why I love Eximus UWS so much with all my beloved lomographers. Let’s check out how this little camera able to surprise us.
It loves to be everywhere, with everything and everyone.
It’s able to freeze action easily.
It allows self-portraits, which I like the most when travel alone.
It can also create outstanding and unique vignetting (dark corners of the frame).
It’s also well-known for producing lens flares when shot against the sun.
It captures clouds and sky perfectly.
It surprises us with light leaks.
It likes to lean towards light.
It performs the unknown “UWS Ghost” (theme from Flickr).
Eximus UWS is a sun-loving camera which will only perform well during sunny days, unless you modify it.
Let’s see some examples showing how it performs under low light conditions:
You may also want to check a great night photo sample loaded with Ilford ISO3200 by kevin dooley
One important tip:
Please remember to avoid placing your finger or strap near the lens.
written by yokekei on 2012-04-06 #gear #review #eximus-uws-35mm-lightweight-point-and-shoot-film-camera-uws-22mm-wide-angle-lens