|Technicolor Techni-Pak 1|
I was originally going to go ahead and shoot the film that came with the camera, but sanity prevailed. It's probably C-22 process film, and over 40 years old, so the results would have been predictably abysmal. I opened the back of the camera (there are two plastic tabs that hold the back on, along with the sticker with the instructions. I was surprised to see sprocketed 35 mm film. The supply side was rolled up into a tight coil inside a plastic sleeve. The take-up spool is also unique, with plastic vanes inside that meet up with the film advance cogs. Pulling up the film winding wheel releases the take-up spool. This of course, all has to be done in the darkroom, and the loading and unloading is actually fairly easy.
|The back is easily pried open with a screwdriver. Two tabs hold the|
back closed, along with the label.
I tossed the original film and replaced it with a short length of Arista 100 film. This allowed me to develop the film last night and scan it this morning.
Shooting with the Techni-Pak1
It's basically a mini Holga with the square format. One must press in a small button before advancing the film. It looks like there are flash contacts on the top of the camera for something like a Diana-F style flash with two posts. You can do multiple exposures if you want.
|The supply side is rolled inside this sleeve.|
|The take-up spool has the film leader taped to it.|
|pressure plate on back|
|All the instructions you need!|
Impressive for this type of camera! The square format is perfect, and the 10 images I shot on the Arista 100 film were properly exposed. Take a look for yourself: