Once back in the UK I bought a car and started driving my father to a few places. He loves shopping, markets, and car boot sales. On the first one we visited, we found this camera for £1. It even had a partly used film inside. The seller said he had no idea if it worked or if the film was ever fogged. For one pound I was willing to find out.
It didn’t have batteries, but I had some lying about…it fired up.
This camera was originally marketed from 1993 and seemed to have been quite expensive. This example worked as it should, but when you turned it off it made a clunking sound. It was like something was getting stuck. The reviews on this page often mention it breaking. I think this one might break soon. I was also quite surprised to read the maximum or rather minimum aperture is f8.5.
Ok, let’s get to the point. I hate autoboys…apart from this one 🙂 They are fat, ugly and clunky. Sorry inanimate object, but you are. They don’t feel nice to hold, they are too big and heavy to put in a little bag. The photos they take are average at best.
And that is it. That is all I am prepared to write about this camera. Here are the results from the found film.
The water slide shots were the ones already taken on the found film.
It does look like someone opened the film door at some point, but thank goodness there was nothing weird on the film. That is always a worry.
The film is obviously expired and not stored well 🙂 I am not going to try the camera again with a fresher film. Life is too short.
Keep or sell: Sold already