plastikcam.comCharman Big Mini M 101 Focus Free
This is a so-called Focus Free or Toy Camera, a simple plastic camera.
It's a quite common model, sold in different colours and under different
names. This one is named Charman Big Mini. There is Konica Big Mini, a
high quality camera, so the name might have been chosen by purpose...
main features are:
angle plastic lens, focus free
Double Exposure Prevention, hot shoe
Size 115x70x45, Weight 116 gr.
Camera, box and
Camera back. Viewer and film advance.
Camera top. Film rewind (handle does not even fold), hot shoe and shutter
Camera bottom. Tiny film counter, rewind release.
Film compartment. Not even curved film plane, so there will be more
vignetting of the simple plastic lens.
the ultimate basics of a camera, focus free, single shutter speed and
fixed aperture. Point and shoot only. If you choose the right film, ISO
400 in general, you can shoot outside photos that look OK. The rest will
be "Lomo" style, but you can attach a flash for
interior photos. This camera seems to have a very
small aperture, so photos on dull days may be dark. As there is no curved
film plane, there will be more vignetting than usual.