Funny Japanese Plastic Camera

2010-11-16 10

It’s so tiny, even an adult like me could choke on it! and oh, it uses 110 film in cartridge by the way.

This small crazy camera I bought in the Urban Outfitters shop (where they also sell some Lomo cameras) on my trip to San Francisco. Its really tiny and cute, made entirely from plastic with a metal hook. Costs 9 USD. There is a metal clamp for attaching to a belt or perhaps to serve as a key-ring or maybe you can have it as a funky necklace.

This camera uses 110 mm film in the cassette – for 24 exp., This format was really popular in 70s. The plastic lens has no explanation of focal length I guess its equivalent of 45mm for 35mm camera. Camera has a fixed aperture time which is probably around 1/25 – 1/30 sec. because the images i took are usually blurry. Focus is also fixed. Sharpness of the lens is quite slim. Serves as a viewfinder small sliding window, which opens also the lens cover. The film I used was a daylight Kodak negative with a poor quality, pictures are grainy with a blue veil – but it was maybe due to developing – I was surprised when the photolab people: “we can develop it but without guarantee”.

This funny camera isn’t much of a usable camera – which is actually the concept of toy cameras, but as a key ring, its quite nice and well ;)

written by drumfire on 2010-11-16 #gear #plastic #review #camera #china #kodak #110mm #fixed-focus

10 Comments

  1. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    i had one too! and i have problem getting 110mm films!

  2. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    i have one!!!!! :)

  3. dogma
    dogma ·

    Wow this camera is weird and very interesting in same time :)

  4. kerpella
    kerpella ·

    I had one really similar to this, it was a 'spy cam' kids toy that attached to the side of a pair of sunglasses. I ended up taking it apart to learn how cameras work because I figured it was pretty useless, and I can't find 110 film anywhere hehe.

  5. rav_bunneh
    rav_bunneh ·

    I had one when I was in Jr. High School but the keychain broke and the little camera fell off someplace, never to be seen again. :3 That was way way back in time. I refuse to say what year.

  6. simonjamesonweston
    simonjamesonweston ·

    I think you are being to hard on yourself - it is a toy camera after all. I like the images and even though you took them recently - they look like they are from the 70's.
    The best thing is that it doesn't pretend to be a real camera like so many plastic ones do and it only cost you 9 bucks.....bargin

  7. zezefan
    zezefan ·

    oh i had the exact same one n sold it lol

  8. sobiksaabik
    sobiksaabik ·

    Where are you buy this film? I need it for Pocket instamatic...

  9. jaguarwomon
    jaguarwomon ·

    I have this camera! It's a lot of fun. It's small enough that it can go anywhere. The only con is the bad placement of the shutter button--it get's tripped no matter where you put it :P

  10. willdoney
    willdoney ·

    I had one of these as a kid. It was black and yellow. Apt for Cornwall.

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