Robot Style 3 lens Toy Camera

I saw this camera on eBay, really cheap, and thought..why not? So I ordered one and had a play.

There is absolutely nothing to this camera, no seals, no viewfinder, not even a take-up spool. The basic information I could get from the eBay post says that it has an f/8 28mm lens that has a set speed of 1/100sec. There is no film type selection and ASA 100 or ASA 400 can be used. I suppose it depends on the light conditions.

Loading the film was a bit weird. There was nowhere to put the ‘end’, you just made sure the sprockets lined up with the film. When the shutter is cocked and fired it will set off the shutters in order, one slightly after the other. This arrangement means there are 3 exposures on the negative with a slight time delay.

But did it work?

Heck yeah and surprisingly well. I am not sure when I would ever use it again or in what context, but it was fun to try. Aiming the camera was a little tricky as there is only a plastic square to look through. As you can see I missed a few times, especially with a fast moving dog.

The final question, keep or sell? It was far to cheap to consider selling it. I think I will just keep it for a funky occasion.

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