2008 World Toy Camera Day is October 19

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    Looking forward to this day. The origin of WTCD started 6 years ago by Becky Romatowski, who at the time was a member of www.toycamera.com. She felt that if the pinhole camera people had their own day, why not us toy camera users :smile: Its been great fun ever since.
     
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    Anyone wants to do a print exchange of WTCD pics? (hey look i'm mentioning it earlier than 1 week before, yay!)
     
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    I'm in for a print exchange Heather. Great idea. Hopefully we'll get more folks this time.

    Regards, Art.
     
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    Beck has created one for the flickr group, along with a "poster" with a religious theme :D http://www.flickr.com/groups/worldtoycameradayand_then_some/ I'd ask her for permission before using it, though. She's not on APUG but she can be found on some other forums if you need her to be tracked down for comment.
     
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    I'll try to get out with the Diana on the 19th, but due to time restraints I will not officially commit to a print exchange at this time.

    Vaughn
     
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    I'll break out the Falcon - and a print exchange would be fun
     
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    Thanks Heather, I dont use flickr so I've no idea how to contact her
     
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    Goto www.toycamera.com, click on forums , there is a pinned topic that has a poster for WTCD.
     
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    I'm sure it's a different date at LOMO too! LOL Competing interests and drama in the ToyCamera world, who would have thought? :D

    Regards, Art.
     
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    It's always been the 3rd Saturday in October which is the 18th this year... maybe confusion reigns due to different calendar layouts (my husband is always annoyed at my american-style calendar which has Sunday first rather than last)
     
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    Come on Art, this is very important, get it right :wink:
     
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    Can some one direct me to the definition of "toy camera"? I did look, admittedly briefly, at the sites listed and didn't see it. Would any camera (ex Kodak Haweye) made out of plastic or bakelite qualify?
    Ria

    P.S. As regards calendar layout: I have always felt it would make much more sense to have Saturday and Sunday together at the end of the week (weekend),
    particularly as one generally refers to Mondays as being the beginning of the week.
     
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    i think the definition on toycamera.com is plastic lens and very limited (if any) exposure controls (aperture, shutterspeed etc). They weren't keen on my Ilford Sporti, though, even though it's very holga-like in its workings, it's got a glass lens so that somehow makes it not a toy...
     
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    I know, but I like popcorn too much. :smile:

    Regards, Art.
     
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    Comment on Toy Camera definition

    Hello Heather, Your Ilford Sporti SHOULD be OK. The Holga varient known as the WOCA has a single element GLASS LENS and is acceptable. Also the Lubitel has 3 glass elements I THINK. It is mentioned as acceptable.

    I personally FEEL that YOUR definition is the most correct. Plastic lens, limited if any exposure controls.
    Sam H.
     
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    My interpretation of toy camera definition is;

    A simple inexpensive mostly plastic camera with limited exposure and focusing controls.
     
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    Already had this debate on toycamera.com's forums. The vote on it was split 50/50 (also the Ilford Sporti has a metal body, but it's thin mass produced metal, not SLR quality to say the least). And the lens is too good and too sharp etc etc ad nauseum i just don't feel like aruging about it with them anymore to be perfectly honest. I'd possibly use it for an exchange on here but not there due to their radical die-hard definitions. I have a holga and a little bakelite box with a lens and shutter called a Valiant 620 which I can use if people are going to nitpick.
     
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    Art wrote the wrong date in his first post. Both links at Flickr and toycamera.com have the 18th as the proper date. Or if you are like me, every day is toy camera day :wink:
     
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    I'll just photograph on both days and then "accidentily" forget which shots came from which day...

    Vaughn
     
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    I am new to the whole APUG thing, but I am a dedicated holga user. I would like to jump in with a print for the world toy camera day. I am the one with the shirley shack image that was just loaded. i need to go to my toycamera.com stuff more often.
     
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    Soo for the print exchange, how do people want to do this? Are you willing to print and send multiple prints overseas? Or would you prefer a single print exchange like the blind print exchange, where you send a print to someone and get a print back from a different print?