Roll #5

Roll #5

mx400

A roll of your average Kodak 400. I probably bought this at that now defunct camera shop I mentioned earlier.

A few weeks ago, I spent a dollar on a goofy plastic camera at the local thrift store. 4lensaIt’s a really great thrift store that often has  unique items for good prices. They even test the products first to make sure they are up to snuff. Anyway, the camera has four separate “lenses” that make exposures in sequence on a single 35mm frame. I guess that’s exciting to someone who’s never used a motor drive, or isn’t used to high fps on their digital camera. 4lensbIt is a cute, gimmicky little feature to put all the shots on one frame though. But I had no idea what kind of exposures they were, I had no idea how fast the “shutter” was, so I figured a roll of 400 would be the best all purpose type film to slap in there. I was just recently thinking about how it might be about time to finish up that roll, when I got some spam email with a link to some photo equipment on sale, and imagine my surprise when I saw the exact same camera here! (Update:  The Adorama link has since been removed.  They offer a similar camera, or B&H still offers the version I have)  Well, at least I now know a little bit more about my little plastic toy. Also, I’m really glad I only paid $1 for it rather than the price online!  Lastly, I have a new level of admiration for people who can write up an enticing description for such a crappy little product in order to get you to buy it.

Let’s take the roll to the lab and see if I really might be on my way to becoming a “wizz with the whatsit.”


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