Yesterday while I was out n about with the Intrepid MkIV I also had with me a 100% plastic camera – the Halina Panorama.
This camera is so basic it feels like something you might find in a christmas cracker… All plastic, even the lens..! Zero settings. Just a wind-on dial and a shutter button.
Supposedly the plastic lens suffers from difraction, is somewhere in the region of f11 aperture. The shutter supposedly is around 1/125th. Focal length around 28mm.
Loaded with some Rollei RPX400 B&W from the tail-end left in my bulk loader. The camera film-gate has a built in mask which reduces the frame to approx 10mm x 36mm, so roughly around 1/3rd of the standard 35mm frame area. Standard 35mm film is used.
Minimum focus distance is supposedly around 1m, but probably closer to 2m +. Even though I had aa 400 ASA film stock loaded, you’ll need light to get consistent images.
Here’s a gallery from the roll, some better than others..:
Camera / Lens: Halina Panorama (plastic toy camera) / plastic 28mm (ish) f11
Film: Rollei RPX400
Exposure: 1/125th @ f/11
Dev: Diafine 4+3.5, 27 deg’s
Scan/PP: Canoscan 9000Fii / GIMP