Originally Posted by wblynch
Brownie 127 gave darned nice pictures. Those cameras served a generation or two of American families (and other markets as well).
The main limitation was fixed focus, shutter speed and aperture that meant most people used them only in daylight or with flash bulbs.
Many of the models had glass lenses.
You can find old 127 Brownie photos posted on Flickr and see that the results were not crappy, like Lomo, at all.
Agree. My mother has an old 127 Brownie with which I shot the first film I ever developed.
The lens is rather soft, but it's not like a plastic Holga or the like.
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