Quote Originally Posted by PentaxBronica View Post
In my experience anything with no control over the exposure isn't likely to be good. Basing this on a selection of horrible fixed shutter speed/aperture/focus compacts I had as a kid, they could just about get a reasonable shot in broad daylight but forget about shade, indoors, etc!
When all I had was a 126 Kodak Instamatic, I discovered a trick for shade or somewhat dim light. Put a flashcube on it and the shutter speed is reduced. I'm not sure how much now, but it was at least a stop, maybe two. So putting a used flashcube on it afforded decent shade shots and even faces near a campfire with the Kodacolor of the time. (1972)