Budweiser Can Camera

2009-12-10 13

Easy to use and always a conversation piece wherever you go, the Budweiser Can Camera is a sure fire hit for your outdoor parties!

I was given this camera sometime back (approximately a year and a half ago) and never got round to putting a film through it before it got consigned to the not so used camera box, then the other day i dug it out and gave it a whirl, it has a plastic fixed focus lens and one shutter setting with a built in flash. super easy to use!! and wont allow you to take a picture unless the front is lifted up to reveal the lens. to advance the film you simply turn the ridged top of the can and to rewind, flip up the ring pull and turn back the other way.

i was pleasantly surprised as it produced nice soft focus images with a nice amount of contrast and under the right circumstances vignetting, although some of the images came out a bit underexposed as it was partly a dull day and i only had 200 film. its easy to carry around been about same size as a 330ml can and weighing about the same as a Diana, although you might get some odd looks when you hold it up to your eye instead of your mouth. i think this camera or one similar is available in other brand names too

written by dogtanian on 2009-12-10 #gear #35mm #flash #budweiser #review #can #beer

13 Comments

  1. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    I like the dark mood of the gallery! I have one of those, a milky Warsteiner can-camera. Funny gear!

  2. spendospend
    spendospend ·

    i have an Irn Bru can camera, might have to give it a go now!!

  3. kboboland
    kboboland ·

    this is so weird, I can only imagine the looks you'd get, especially if you were underage

    10 looks awesome! and 12 is crap

  4. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    reminds me of the diana characteristics!

  5. stouf
    stouf ·

    Very nice shots for such a ridiculous camera ; ) ! And at my big surprise kboboland is right about N 12 ! 8D

  6. nural
    nural ·

    I really like how the colors look, the sky and grass!!!

  7. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    yeah.... #10 is reeeeaaaaly good!

  8. chupamatre
    chupamatre ·

    What film did you use?

  9. moochie_lomo
    moochie_lomo ·

    Great shots, d. My favs are 9, 10, 12, and 13. Not sure what to make of 12! LOL. Congrats on the publish.

  10. sagebrush
    sagebrush ·

    had to laugh about #12 :)
    - can tell some never have been on a farm. c'est la vie!
    good shots using a plastic cam stuck in a beer can

  11. laferrand
    laferrand ·

    doooood i had one of these cameras as a kid! i have no idea where it is now, i would love to have a play now. the pictures came out looking truly unique. thanks for the review ha ha i never thought i would be reading one on this camera

  12. violet_rayy
    violet_rayy ·

    haha - I am trying to imagine you walking around sheffield with that cam glued to your face...! Good review and I'm with nural, the colour effect is different but in a good way. Nice one.

  13. iandevlinphoto
    iandevlinphoto ·

    I bought one on ebay but i got stitched up by a conman seller mine was advertised with flash no flash just a sticker saying "Smile" where the flash should be.... :(

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