The $5 Camera Project

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Pinhole Conversion – Dacora Dignette 1962

The Story The small 35mm viewfinder camera with it’s fake rangefinder window in front is the Dacora Dignette. Sounding like something from the 1992 and not when it was first introduced in 1962. It certainly not digital or even a… Continue Reading →

The Kodak Brownie Cresta 1955

The Bakelite Brownie Box otherwise known as the “The Kodak Brownie Cresta”. Kodak enjoyed using the moniker “Brownie” to sell their wares as long as possible. Of course there has been much said about the Brownie camera, and I won’t… Continue Reading →

Exhibition @ Combinesch, Graz

A great night at Combinesch, Graz where the first images from the first couple of $5 cameras were on display.  Keeping with the project simple and straightforward using old string and clothes peg to hang images. The hope is always… Continue Reading →

Kodak Colorplus Film under $5

How can a small little camera bought for € 4 produce anything of merit ? Well I’m glad to say and believe it  can certainly deliver. A solid performer from the 1950’s. It’s pocket size too. On the previous post… Continue Reading →

Canon AF35M – “Autoboy” 1979

How I came to find this camera More cheap thrills, this time with more frills. You got it Auto Focus and Auto Exposure, what a luxury! aka the ‘Autoboy’. Along my travels to the car boot sale, I was given… Continue Reading →

Agfa Silette L 1956

How I came to find this camera This is what I came across on a Friday afternoon at a flea market selling old camera bits and bobs in Graz. It was a sunshine filled day as I notice the old… Continue Reading →

‘Cause cheap thrills await you …

Coming soon: The awesome red camera with expired film!

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