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    dunno what ur deadline is, but if you start hunting now I bet you can find a goodly pile of Olympus Stylus cameras for $5 each at thrift stores, yard sales and the like in short order. They're almost a standard stock item at Deseret Industries in Utah.

    Put the word out to your friends, especially at church/work, that you want usable Olympus Stylus and similar cameras for your wedding.

    Get a big box to keep them in. A BIG box.

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    My wife and I were married outdoors in a beautiful setting near Pt. Reyes along the California coast. We put disposable cameras on all the guest tables. I don't know what happened but we never got any of them back! So my advice is to attach a note asking to use up the film and return to a designated place at the reception or person.

    We hired a photographer. But I have a lifelong friend who is a talented photographer, and he took many informal pictures during the wedding, and put them into a little book for us. Those are a treasure. They captured what it was like to be there that day. I didn't know he was going to do it and I didn't ever notice him taking photos. That little book means more to us than all the photos we planned for, by a huge amount.

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    Once all those 20 cameras are in house one has to clean them, get the different batteries in house too and check them basically . Then still you got 20 different models which could be a problem if the users are totally unaware. They hardly get help from the person sitting next to them as that person will have got a different model.

    I would not think of these issues as major problem but you should be aware of them.

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    The OP wants to use b&w film. Getting single-use cameras with colour film should not be a problem in Hong-Kong, no reason to ship them from the UK.

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    quite righ, AgX. i've deleted my dim-bulb post

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    You will spend more on batteries and film than you will on cameras.

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    As others have mentioned. Getting twenty used point & shoot 35mm cameras isn't difficult but, even finding batteries for some of them might be. I've a bin in the garage with at least five used P&S 35mm cameras....only one take ordinary AAA batteries. The rest need something exotic/expensive/extinct.

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    If you think the disposables would underexpose at 400 due to the space, why not just push process the film, and let the camera do whatever it does?
    Is the venue available to you to shoot a test roll?

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    P&S models have the highest fail rate of any used cameras I have purchased.

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    Buy 20 Olympus mju f3.5 (f2.8 are more expansive). They are very good, almost always in good working condition, with flash that gives nice results.
    Later take films - and give cameras as gift to your guests .

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