Iconic 110 Cameras: Pentax Auto 110


With the recent release of Lomography’s first ever 110 black and white film, we know you must be itching to try them out with some notable 110 cameras. We come to your rescue with a mini-series which features some of these classic compact shooters!

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Brand: Pentax
Year: 1978
Why it’s “iconic”: The smallest interchangeable-lens SLR camera ever made
Availability: Discontinued

The good news is out: 110 film lives! We bet you’re excited to try out Lomography’s latest film offering, the lovely Orca Black & White 110 Pocket Film. But, there could be one problem—which camera to shoot it with? So, we searched high and low over the inter-webs for some neat classic 110 cameras to try out Lomography’s beautiful monochrome pocket film. Hopefully, you can spot any of these notable classic shooters in vintage shops, camera stores, and garage sales near you!

First on our list is possibly one of the most interesting film beauties ever made: the teeny Pentax Auto 110! Introduced in 1978, the Auto 110 came with three interchangeable lenses, making it the “only complete ultraminiature SLR system” made for 110 format. This super compact camera also boasts of fully automatic exposure, through-the-lens (TTL) metering, and film speed detection (ISO 100 for “low” and ISO 400 for “high”). The Auto 110 Super was later introduced in 1982, with significant improvements that made it a better model than the first Auto 110.

Are you among the lucky ones, like lomographer explorette, who has tried out this mini analogue shooter? Why don’t you share with us a review, or check out the new Lomography Orca 110 B&W Film!

We’re bringing back the 110 format from the grave with Lomography Orca 110 B&W Film! Take your pocket cameras from the dusty shelves and celebrate because 110 is here again! Get it from the shop today!

written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-05-21 #lifestyle #history #iconic #pentax #lomography #110-camera #film-camera #analogue-lifestyle #pentax-auto-110 #iconic-110-cameras


  1. exit14
    exit14 ·

    Really? You could only come up with one camera? If you're trying to get people to buy the film, maybe suggest some others as well. The 110 Demekin Fisheye camera for instance, although not an old camera is a pretty sweet little 110 and Lomo peeps would love it.

  2. exit14
    exit14 ·

    My bad, I see now that it says it's a series.

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