My wife gave me a Superheadz Demekin fisheye camera last Christmas as a novelty present.
I've written a full review of the camera here but I'll summarise here as follows:
The camera is small, light, with a very wide angle lens and is very simple to use. you can see from the examples show that the image quality is as good as you'd expect from a 110 film camera. Which actually is not too bad - it reminds me of the super 8 films my grandmother would take of my sisters and I when we were little children scampering about. The 110 film has the same vibrant colours and impressionist feel as Super 8 film.
This is a great camera for whipping out and taking a surreptitious photograph - you don't have to aim it and it's so small most people won't notice. That being said I was caught ought by a Moroccan street vendor in Marrakesh who harangued me saying that I was a very bad person for taking photographs without permission and obviously Jewish (!?). He looked confused when I told him I was a Roman Catholic.
110 film is rare these days though eBay seems to have regular supplies and there are labs that can process the format so the Superheadz Demekin is not impractical.
I don't normally push products but on this occasion I will - this camera is alot of fun and is small enough to fit in your pocket when you go travelling. The pictures are vibrant and reasonably sharp. The Superheadz Demekin would make a great gift to a friend or relative or for yourself.
You can buy the cameras on Amazon as you can see below:
Saturday, 27 March 2010
Posted by charles binns at 10:20