Le Mini by Le Clic?

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  1. hammoj28

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    Stumbled across this in a shop recently, and i had to buy it. Le Mini by Le Clic, 110 film.

    Does anyone know anything about these? There is no shutter speed / aperture etc. Just shutter button. I couldn't find a lot of info on the net.

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    Any info would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    James.
     
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    Welcome to APUG. Finding film will be a challenge.
     
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    Your camera can be seen as a development of the lens-to-cassette design:

    http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mwFYtlWIiI9ahJSxKl5UnYQ.jpg

    As the type 110 cassette forms a kind of of body in its self, it only needs a lens/shutter, a barrel, a wind knob, a release and a aiming aid to make a camera out of it. That assembly can be extremely small. Smaller than the cassette itself.

    Your sample forms a nearly complete body and has a optical finder. I like the wind-button.
     
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    Type 110 is actually manufactured again.

    I come across on fleamarkets more (old) film than such mini cameras.
     
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    Yes, you will need le 110 cartridge film for your le mini 110 camera. I had one that was even smaller and it took surprisingly good pics. You never have an excuse not to have a camera with you once you own one of these.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback, managed to get some 110 film to play with so looking forward to it. Can't wait to see what it can do. :wink:
     
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    dont ferrania plan on making 110 film again?
     
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    They didn't say they WOULD make it, but rather that they could as they had the necessary machinery. But as Lomograph have re-introduced 110 film in several emulsions and there was also a year or two back another company selling it, with a strange name, there wouldn't seem much point in Ferrania doing so. It might make more sense for them to make 126 film (fingers crossed) as no-one has made that for several years, the last manufacturer having in fact been Ferrania.
     
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    I have to agree. It's more likely to be a part of your collection than an everyday camera.