plastikcam.com       Mercedes Benz Focus Free Disposable Camera

This is a so-called disposable camera, it's a standard model with flash, still available. This one was offered by the Mercedes Benz company to its clients, to use in case of an accident. It's a simple plastic focus free camera. After taking all the pictures, the whole camera goes to the processing lab, they crack it open and the body is disposed. It's very small and light.

Its main features are:

Wide angle plastic lens, 12 exp., focus free, 1m-
Shutter ~1/100
Size 105 x 55 x 33,  Weight 113 gr

Some photos of the camera:

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Camera front, a flash model. If you want to use flash, you have to slide the flash button up.
 
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Camera back. Flash ready lamp, viewer, film advance. And the phone number of the Mercedes service in case of...


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Camera top. F
ilm counter and and shutter release.

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Camera bottom. Instructions in German and even an expire date, september 2006.


These are the ultimate basics of a disposable camera, focus free, single shutter speed and fixed aperture. Point and shoot only. Modern film is quite flexible and modern labs can adapt when scanning, so there will be acceptable results. This one has expired quite some time. But it's the Mercedes among the disposable cameras :-) a collector's item.

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