The Kodak Tele-Instamatic 608: Two Cameras in One Tiny Package!

2012-07-13 5

This Tiny 1970’s 110 camera packs quite a punch! Read on to learn more about the Kodak Tele-Instamatic 608 and see some of the shots I took with this camera!

The moment I saw that Lomography was releasing both 110 Black & White and 110 Color Negative film, I started digging around in my “impossible to find film for” camera box and pulled out this 1970s gem: the Kodak Tele-Instamatic 608!

This little beast of a 110 camera not only fits into every single pocket I have (and every purse ever), but it has a connector for a flash bar, or if I can find one, a giant flash, but this isn’t the best part about it! This plastic monster also houses a telephoto lens!

Check out this vintage ad:

image from dehk

A tiny switch on the top of the camera turns it from normal to tele in a matter of seconds, “insta” masking the frame:

produced between : 1975 – 1979
lens : 25mm and 43mm, f/11 Meniscus
film type : 110 Cartridge
picture size : 13 × 17 mm

Take a look at some of my first shots with this little monster and see more in this album!

Credits: alexandrak

written by alexandrak on 2012-07-13 #gear #kodak #110-camera #camera-review #lomography #review #kodak-tele-instamatic-608

5 Comments

  1. vicker313
    vicker313 ·

    good to know another rare camera!

  2. 110isnotdead
    110isnotdead ·

    Great article. I think I got one of those somewhere in my bedroom. I'll have to dig it out and see how it's holding up.

  3. tanip
    tanip ·

    I have one of these on the way along with some Orca film! I love your snaps, they raised my hopes. Thanks!

  4. ikeagirl
    ikeagirl ·

    Haha! I've got one! I must try it now... thanks for the article :)

  5. wally35
    wally35 ·

    I have mine from when I was a kid. I have a battery flash for it also. Can you get film for it still?

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