I’d recently mused about the alternatives to a Holga 135 series camera given the high cost. Just after that a newer color optical lens camera arrived and I managed to get a working 135BC.
Roniflex X3000 camera a Fixed focus plastic lensed 35mm camera
But which camera rode high if any and which one ended sadly up in the Bin ? Continue reading Plastic Shoot out – Holga 135BC Versus Roniflex X3000
This Vintage number looks positively Art Deco but actually hails from the late 50’s and had a run into the 70’s
Agfa Click I a German Fixed focus 120 camera from the 1950’s
Widely available this makes an interesting alternative to the
Holga or Diana F+. Continue reading Agfa Click Review – Retro Curveball
I reviewed the so called
Hong Kong Lomo last year. This nicely styled fixed focus shooter obviously draws its design cues from the Cosina CX series that also inspired the Lomo LC-A.
Halina Micro 35 in Revue 35FC guise
But there has been a lot of discussion online about this camera and setting. And it perhaps gives rise to a wider discussion about later fixed focus basic cameras
Continue reading Halina Micro 35 Redux – The Hong Kong Lomo Reappraised
This gorgeously styled 120 shooter hails from around 1960 with pretty impressive retro styling this camera looks like a classsic TLR (Twin Lens Reflex) camera
Halina Viceroy Pseudo TLR for 120 film. Ironically shot via instagram
Infact it is little more than a fixed focus box camera with a large brilliant viewfinder.
Continue reading Halina Viceroy Review – Diplomatic Fixed Focus Fun
And finally we get to a true British camera the Conway Popular. Made from around 1931 it was produced until the 1950’s but despite some innovations this box camera was actually less flexible than the Kodak Brownie No 2. It is however the oldest camera for a quid or less I own
Conway Popular Model . British made 1930’s box camera for 120 film
Continue reading Conway Popular Model – Poundland Camera Challenge No 19
This lump of plastic arrived in 2 of the Poundland job lots. It’s providence is unknown but eBay seems awash with them. However there is a reason – they’re Rubbish.
Panorama Wide Pic 35mm Plastic Camera. Fixed focus shutter and aperture.
Continue reading Panorama Wide Pic Camera : Poundland Camera Challenge No 18
This basic 35mm Fixed focus flashcam had intrigued me on eBay for some time. So when I got a chance to steal if for less than a quid I leapt at it,
Nova 35F a fixed focus 35mm flash cam’
But was it worth even a quid ?
Continue reading Nova 35F : Poundland Camera Challenge No 17
This fixed focus shooter came to me as BNIB in eBay parlance. The camera was still sealed in its retail pack with film and batteries and was in pristine conditions.
Kodak Star 735 fixed focus 35mm 1990’s compact
Kodak had a knack of making a good basic cameras but how did this 90’s time traveller fare ?
Continue reading Kodak Star 735 : The Brazilian Job
Another plastic-tastic number from Haking arrived in one of the Job lots for a quid.
Halina Vision XF fixed focus basic 35mm Camera (note flash switch & lens cover switch)
But did the lump of plastic live up to Haking’s ability to make not bad cheap shooters ?
Continue reading Halina Vision XF – Poundland Camera Challenge No 16
A few weeks back I
published a quick review on this fixed focus shooter from the might Olympus, but how is it faring as time goes on ?
Olympus Supertrip : a fixed focus simple 35mm
Continue reading Return Trip ? : The Olympus Supertrip re-appraised