plastikcam.comRoniflex X3000 Fake SLR Focus Free Camera
This is a so-called Focus Free or Toy Camera, a simple plastic camera. It
was quite common. This one was a give-away for Daxon, a French women's clothing chain. It immitates
the appearance of a SLR Camera, but it's cheap plastic. At least the ring around
the lens has real aperture settings, it is not all fake as on the other fake SLR from Time/Life on this site.
main features are:
plastic lens, F6, focus free
~ 1/100, 3-4 apertures
Double Exposure Prevention, hot shoe, lens cap
Size 125 x 85 x 69, Weight 144 gr.
There is a lens cap mde of cheap soft plastic.
Camera back. Viewer and film advance.
Camera top. Film rewind, hot shoe, shutter release and film counter.
Camera bottom. A plastic only tripod socket, doesn't make sense with
1/100 single speed. Rewind release.
Aperture can be set by numbers, on mine there are only 3 real stops at
8, 16 and 22, but you can squeeze the ring towards 6 which opens the
aperture another bit, or...
... by the weather symbols.
Film compartment. Note the curved film plane, it helps against the
vignetting of the simple plastic lens. You have to lift the film rewind
handle to open the camera.
focus free camera is a bit better, as it has 3-4 apertures. It's point
and shoot only. If you choose the right film, ISO 200 in general and
ISO 100 on sunny days, you can shoot outside photos that look quite OK.
It will be "Lomo" style. You
can attach a flash for interior photos.