Back in December, I was given a Coca Cola camera for my birthday (manufacturing date is ca. 1999). It was very colorful, and as you can see above, a simple 35mm box camera with a plastic lens. Shutter speed is probably 1/100 sec at f/11. Pretty much like all other plastic cameras that are given away as premiums, but more interesting-looking than most of them. As I have stated before (many times), the throw-away cameras are capable of getting some decent shots when the conditions are favorable and you use a film with good latitude. I loaded the camera with a roll of Superia 200 that I bought at a camera swap for 50 cents, and took it around with me on several photo outings.
...but I showed them
Here are a few images from the roll.
|Marc at the Raisin River headwaters|
|picnic shelter at County farm park|
|Adrienne with Nikon L100|
|looking up on Huron Street|
Of course, these images show that classic look that comes with these cameras -- vignetting, softness, lens aberration, some flare. You just paid $50 for a Lomography plastic camera and you could have used a camera like this for a buck or two. Sometimes, things do go better with Coke.