Just sitting around on a rainy day and wondering, do other people beside me bother to collect these little nothing plastic cameras ... very colourful but not exactly high tech.. just an odd shaped box camera really
thanks Rachel, not quite sure why I cant get picture up, got it to work once and am doing exactly the same thing but doesnt seem to want to play anymore. Yes they are what I was meaning, all those strange little plastic bodied, plastic lens cameras that everyone seemed to produce years ago, I have dozens of them of varying styles in my collection (they are part of camera history) and I kind of like them... all a bit strange and wonderful.... all just something to do on a bad day (of which I have quite a few)
Last Edit: Nov 16, 2015 12:41:26 GMT -5 by camfiend
I guess, camfiend, that most collectors don't give them a second glance but they are not without interest. Although they are all based on the same body there seem to be three variants there. Do the "flash" ones have any kind of flash gun built in?
The Coronet Flashmaster! they also had the Cadet without flash contacts...one shutter speed and fixed focus and aperture. I had one as a five year old and was assured that they could not take colour film.....Hmmm!
Post by belgiumreporter on Nov 16, 2015 16:45:56 GMT -5
I do like to collect the odd camera that comes along when searching after the serious stuff. Though i am not in to the colourfull plasticy types. My interest goes out more to "swivel" body digital cameras like the Agfa Ephoto1280 wich started the trend soon followed by Nikon, Minolta and Contax. But even those are not easely found at rock bottom prices. Don't underestimate "simple" colourfull cameras though, if you see what prices beau brownies fetch in auctions i think they seem to be a good investment and if not for the money they're still fun to look at.
I've always liked the strange items that come along in each collection and I think thats what attracts me to these odd shaped plastic (or bakelite) type cameras Your right Stephen, they are very much like the Coronets of which I also have a few varieties and they just have contacts for an add on external flash gun Imperial seemed to produced quite a few different shaped and often highly colourful camera's (I think perhaps to attract the young photographers market) maybe just a ploy like Kodak used... change models often and attracct new dollars