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Coca-Cola Keychain Camera

This was a tricky camera to write about because there is nothing about it on the internet as far as I could see. I saw one similar camera on eBay, but the logo was for the Berenstain Bears. Then I saw a few more examples with various logos. So basically this is a generic 110 camera that was mass produced in the 1980s for product memorabilia. I happen to have found the coca-cola version.

You plonk a 110 film cassette in and hang it on your bag, so I did. It was hard to frame perfectly, but the lens seems quite wide and my results got in everything that I wanted. I used the camera when my family was visiting from the UK. So it has photos from around my house, Fuji and Kyoto.

I like the ‘feel’ of the photos and was quite surprised by the detail captured. BUT what are those light leak spots? I can’t see anything wrong with the camera, maybe it was the film? Maybe it was the print?

So I scanned one of the tiny negatives to see if it showed up on that image.


Yeap, in the same place. That means they are definitely on the negative, but I can’t see how they go on the image through the camera, I suspect the film. Oh well, I kind of like the light leaks this time. They add a ghostly quality to the photo.

Keep or sell: I like keychains, but this one is just a little too big and for me it is annoying hearing it clunk around. I will never use it again.