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    Disposables?

    I was dropping off a roll of Portra at the local lab, when i saw a disposable camera, 800 iso 24exp, for $10 with processing/prints. I bought this for the 'toy camera' look, and I'm wondering if it gives that look, and have you guys enjoyed using them?
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    it definitely gives that look. The local cvs was/is doing the same thing and I bought 2. Didn't much care for what I got back but that was my own fault, not the camera's. It's a fun way to just forget about getting nerdy on photography and just taking photos.

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    The best optics in the disposable cameras are in the Kodak disposable cameras.

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    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    I'm not that worried about optical quality! The camera I bought with 800 speed color, is it really 800 speed or just 400 and film latitude?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    The best optics in the disposable cameras are in the Kodak disposable cameras.

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    Nuh-uh! It's in the Fuji disposables!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2F/2F View Post
    Nuh-uh! It's in the Fuji disposables!
    No, when I was at Kodak the optical engineers showed me the comparison tests.

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    Last edited by Sirius Glass; 07-20-2009 at 05:51 PM. Click to view previous post history.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Fuji or Kodak.... They're not disposable!


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    I peel them (the Kodak's) apart and hand in the film for processing (or do it myself) and then hand load a similar film when I recover the roll and pop the usually custom spool into a reloadable cassette. Then use a screw driver to wind the film into the camera and button it all up. Mine usally go out as all black the second time around. Do watch out for the flash capacitor- the terminal board can pack a wallop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    No, when I was at Kodak the optical engineers showed me that comparison tests.

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    I have no idea, really. I was really just messing around hoping someone would chime in with "You two are idiots! Ilford's are the best!!!"
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    i used a nice kodak disposable - pano
    back in the 90s when visiting friends
    in sam frank's disco

    it came in handy

    you can also open them up and put your own film in them!
    (they put them in a bin at the photo lab, to be recycled/reused ... or they used to )
    Last edited by jnanian; 07-20-2009 at 08:02 PM. Click to view previous post history.
    im empty, good luck

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