I picked up this little focus free plastic lens camera for $2 during my trip in washington, and put a cheap roll of Fuji Superia X-TRA400 into it right away. I was a little worried about some of the film coming out overexposed but thanks to the latitude of color negative film the photos came out alright.
The lens which is a 28mm is set at F/11 and shutter speed is around 1/125th of a second. The camera is not really a panoramic but instead gives an extreme crop to the image to give it the look of being panoramic. Upon research of the camera I found out it originally came free with a subscription to Time magazine.
Also most of the images seem to be the sharpest in the middle and become more soft as it moves towards the edges.
For only $2 it is a great find and I can’t wait to try shooting some redscale film through it. *update I did shoot a roll of redscale and here are the results*
Check out a photography book that profiled my image with this camera here.
Check out more photos I shot with this camera here.