So I finally finished up the roll of film in my Superheadz Pink Slim Dress ultra wide angle 35mm camera.
First the details: It's made of 100% plastic. Even the lens. Which, by the way, is a 22mm fixed focus lens. The aperture is set at f11 and the shutter speed is fixed at 1/125 second. It's smaller than my Canon G10, and it weighs practically nothing, even with a roll of film inside. The viewfinder, like the rest of the camera, is crappy, and I suspect it's not set straight in the camera. There is no lens cap or cover or anything like that. But those neoprene drink coozies make a perfect case so that it so that it doesn't just bang around in your purse (I am assuming here that if you are going to own a little pink camera, you probably do carry a purse. But I probably shouldn't stereotype...).
Now for the actual test. I loaded up a roll of Fuji Superia 200 and let 'er rip. Naturally, the first picture had to be of my dog.
Jasmine001 by MsMambo, on Flickr
Indeed, the camera is crappy. The lens is not sharp. It vignettes badly. It's prone to strange little rainbow flares.
But damn, it's FUN!
It's quite useful if you just want to stick your camera out the car window, press the button and see what happens.
Brickell-Avenue001 by MsMambo, on Flickr
It's excellent around water. Mainly because it costs $25.00 so you won't feel too bad if it goes under.
Miami-Outboard-Club001 by MsMambo, on Flickr
Government-Cut001 by MsMambo, on Flickr
Big-Al-Fishing001 by MsMambo, on Flickr
Mangrove-Out-There001 by MsMambo, on Flickr
Mangrove-Out-There003 by MsMambo, on Flickr
ISO 200 film seems to be just about perfect for bright sunny days, which is probably the only time you'd want to use this camera. I suspect that expired ISO 200 film would be even better.
I'll be trying out a roll of 100 ISO and 400 ISO just to see what happens. I am open to suggestions as to which 100 and 400 films I should try.
*Disclosure: ISO 200 film sin't grainy enough to really bring out the full-on crappiness. So I added grain in Lightroom.