Friday, July 31, 2009

Pentax Auto 110 SLR Film Camera

The number of new and used vintage film cameras on e-bay fascinates me.

My latest rediscovery is the 110 film format. Unknown to most, Pentax made an unbelievably small SLR camera system for the 110 format called the Pentax Auto 110. A miniature single lens reflex camera that was introduced late in the 110 film format market.

The 110 film cartridge has garnered little respect over the years and by now is almost forgotten (although my Aunt Linda still shows up at family functions with her trusty Kodak pocket 110 camera!). When I mention the format to friends they give me a blank look followed by “ohhhh, yeaa…110.”

Many of these camera systems are still available (both new and used) on e-bay. I just started shooting with it and here are a few images. More soon.

Disgruntled Cat - Pentax Auto 110 Camera Test

1987 Chrysler 5th Avenue

Images shot with:
1978 Pentax Auto 110 SLR Camera.
Kodak Ultra 110 Color Print Film (400asa)
Processing by Dwayne’s Photo

More on the Auto 110 here:

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