Kodak Instamatic Camera


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How many have used this camera before? This is the camera that was used to take pictures of myself during my infancy. It was with me since my K1 in 1975. :bsmilie:

I wonder if they still sell the film and flash bulbs for this camera. :think:



 

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hi, u got it from AMK? =)
 

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This is one of those wonders of simplicity that Kodak came up with from time to time.

The film format is 126 cartridge. The frame is square. The flash is magicube (I think) and it cost 35 cents a pop in the 70s, quite a lot of money for those who were poor (like me).

I have a whole series of these, and the one you have but mine is in mint condition.;p

I also have a roll of the original kodak film that I intend to save for posterity.

It was Made in England! How many things today are made in England?
 

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You can still get the bulbs on Ebay and an Italian Film company called Ferrania still makes film for it. You can buy them through the frugal photographer website:

http://www.frugalphotographer.com/cat126.htm
Thanks for the link. Interesting that they still have it....:think:
 

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This is one of those wonders of simplicity that Kodak came up with from time to time.

The film format is 126 cartridge. The frame is square. The flash is magicube (I think) and it cost 35 cents a pop in the 70s, quite a lot of money for those who were poor (like me).

I have a whole series of these, and the one you have but mine is in mint condition.;p

I also have a roll of the original kodak film that I intend to save for posterity.

It was Made in England! How many things today are made in England?
Quite true! 35cents is more than a student busfare for a trip. :bsmilie:
 

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Hmm...looks like there's no flash. Even if you get the film, how about the processing? :dunno:
The older minilabs will have the necessary equipment to process the film, Kodak only stopped production in the late 90s. So if you go to a lab with equipment that is more than 10yrs old, they should still be able to process the film - no harm asking.
 

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Ahhh yes. This brings back a lot of memories for me. One of the first camera I own. The cube flash is an amazing design.
 

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Ahhh yes. This brings back a lot of memories for me. One of the first camera I own. The cube flash is an amazing design.
Actually all it is is a plastic cube sectioned into 4 parts, with a magnesium flash bulb in each section.
 

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The older minilabs will have the necessary equipment to process the film, Kodak only stopped production in the late 90s. So if you go to a lab with equipment that is more than 10yrs old, they should still be able to process the film - no harm asking.
Actually the "equipment" are no more than a black changing box/bag and a accessory cassette, which most labs will have if they can process any format other than 135(35mm). So, don't worry about the processing. It can be done.
 

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i accidentally discovered this charming lil' camera (model 76x) at a sweat shop for AUS $1.99 in melbourne just last week, and love it a lot! i didn't know that it uses a different film cartridge (very suaku of me yes, lol) so was quite sad when i found out from the studio... and wow, now that i know that you can still get the film from frugalphotographer web site... thanks a lot guys, for sharing the information. muack!

~ poppy

How many have used this camera before? This is the camera that was used to take pictures of myself during my infancy. It was with me since my K1 in 1975. :bsmilie:

I wonder if they still sell the film and flash bulbs for this camera. :think:



 

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haha my first cam too :)
then "upgraded" to TLR... how many noes what this it? haha


How many have used this camera before? This is the camera that was used to take pictures of myself during my infancy. It was with me since my K1 in 1975. :bsmilie:

I wonder if they still sell the film and flash bulbs for this camera. :think:



 

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Actually the "equipment" are no more than a black changing box/bag and a accessory cassette, which most labs will have if they can process any format other than 135(35mm). So, don't worry about the processing. It can be done.

Hmmm...so tempted to try it. brings back sweet memories...:heart: :bsmilie:
 

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