Kodak Pocket Instamatic 50 (110 film format) front view

” Kodak invented the 110 format in 1972 and their Pocket Instamatic series was their response to the popular Japanese and German 16mm cameras of the 1960’s, destroying the 16mm market with the 110 release.

The range extended through evolving designs, features, and add-on accessories. The Pocket Instamatic 10 was the cheapest of the lot with its 25mm (f11.0), (1/1) fixed-focus lens, mechanical shutter with speed of 1/90, basic flash-cube compatibility, and no exposure control, while the Pocket Instamatic 50 was often described as frighteningly sharp with its 26mm (f2.7-17.0), (4/3) scale-focusing lens and automatic exposure control.”


Author: William J. Gibson

62 year old - writer/photographer Canadian, survived open heart surgery, received kidney transplant, sometimes dour, sometimes amusing, over six feet in height, severely follicle challemged

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