Flash Camera Focus Free
a so-called Focus Free or Toy Camera, it's waterproof and it has a
flash. It's a simple plastic camera. The camera seems to be quite rare.
The little camera inside the waterproof housing is like a common focus
free camera with flash. The housing is quite solid and heavy.
main features can only be given approximately, I gave the camera away to
friend leaving for summer vaccation. I quickly took sone photos , but
forgot the measures:
angle plastic lens, focus free
with housing ?, Weight ca 200 gr
photos of the camera:
Housed camera front.
There is a foldable aiming device on the top of the housing. On the front
is a button for the flash. It has to be pressed until a LED under the
button blinks. The next photo will be flashed then. Shutter release button
and film wind are on the top as well.
Housed camera back.
Seen from the back.
Camera front. Flash charge button and flash ready LED.
Camera back. Viewer, film advance, "rewind" switch and instructions in
German. The camera is operated
in an awkward way: Set the counter to "E". Put the film cartridge into the
camera an hook the first hole of the film leader into the wind axis. Close
the back, shift the "rewind" switch to the left and wind the whole film
with the handle until it stops. The counter now shows the number of photos
left. They recommend 27 exp. film as a maximum, but for me it worked with
36 exp. Shift the "rewind" switch to the right and it's done, the camera
is ready. It winds and stops like any other model. When you have reached
the "0" on the counter, it's over. Shoot, wind and shoot once more to have
less film leader hanging out of the cartridge. You can now open the
camera, your film is safely in the cartridge.
compartment. Curved film plane as on most focus free cameras, helps to
avoid vignetting from the cheap plastic lens.
Bottom. Battery compartment, takes one AA battery. They recommend changing
it with each film. "Rewind" handle.
are the ultimate basics of a waterproof camera, focus free, single shutter
speed and fixed aperture. Point and shoot only. Choose 200 ISO film on very sunny
days and ISO 400 in general. Modern film is quite flexible and modern labs
can adapt when scanning, so there will be acceptable results.