As we know… lomography was based on cheap or simply, compact toy cameras, So…why not to try one! Here is my review of TESCO single use waterproof camera!
About 2 years ago, me and my crew were travelling to Bulgaria for a summer trip. You know, that kind of holidays where you just eat, swim in the sea and make some pictures of course!
For this time, I bought a single use tesco waterproof camera to memorize our good time on the beach! It was about 5 € and I was ready to go, along with my LCA
The camera itself is a classic point-and-shoot camera which has a waterproof case. It is a focus free plastic camera. You can only expose and reel to a next frame. It is a single use camera which means, after exposing all the 27 pictures, you have to break the case (it means its no more waterproof) and pull your film out from the camera. I tried to hack it, inserting another film in it, but with no success at all. It was loaded with no-name 100iso film wich means it is suitable for outdoor, sunny weather photography to snap some of your beach activities like swimming, sunbathing or simply exploring the sea-life
I did not shot under the water because it was not so clean enough to do so. But I rather bring this type of camera to the water than my lca without the „CRAB“. My brother shot a roll (actually the term shot-a-camera is more suitable in this case, heh) in a aqua land with this camera, so if you want to see some of my brother´s shots, here you are:
- single use camera
- 27 exposures
- waterproof case
- focus free
- without flash (!)
- loaded with 100iso film
- nice wide angle lens
- cheaper than cheap
I like the snaps very much. They have such a dreamy look. Nice colors too. It was worth to buy this cam for 5 EUR! I will try this camera next time again.
written by engelbert on 2011-05-08 #gear #review #tesco-point-and-shoot-single-use-waterproof-camera