Disposable cameras.

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  1. Mike Kennedy

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    My local grocery store is getting rid of the last of their film products.They have 12 Kodak disposable cameras discounted by 50%.I think they are the ones with Ektar lenses.
    Worth checking out?
     
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    Yes! Great for kids or going canoeing and such. They can be reloaded with minimal effort.
     
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    buy them ALL! They're very fun. Just know that they're like $2.99 on the internet...
     
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    They can be fun for times that you want camera but anything else may prove impractical because it could be damaged (ex. an atv ride through mud that engulfs your ATV)
     
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    Update: I just picked up 5 at $4.00 each.I'll look around for some interesting projects to use the cameras on.
     
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    When I worked at Kodak, the other employees showed me test results [~2003] that showed the Kodak disposable cameras were the best of all the disposable cameras. I like them for skiing. They are softer to land on than a Nikon SLR or a Hasselblad!

    Steve
     
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    I often wonder how they became universally known as disposable. They don't have disposable written on them and you dont throw them away after use.


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    Disposables in the sense that the purchaser uses the camera once and never sees it again. The cameras can and do get recycled from what I heard.

    Steve
     
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    One of the boxes states that Kodak has recycled over (get this) 1,400,000,000 !!
     
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    What kind of exposure controls do those cameras have? I'm assuming they have none at all, and rely on the insane latitude of color print film. In that case, does anyone know what f/stop and shutter speed they have?

    I think they must have a shutter speed of at least 60, based on their motion-stopping ability, I'm thinking 125. At f/8, that would be 4 stops overexposed in daylight.
     
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    They only control is whether to use flash or not, much like 'toy' cameras. Somewhere around f/11, if I remember correctly. They are recycled, the lab I used to work at would get upwards of 30c each, although I imagine they're not worth as much now. If you see the 'store brand' and it's wrapped in a paper carton looking just a tad bulky, it's probably a Kodak or Fujifilm which has been reloaded and taped up. At soe