Instamatic love

Kodak instamatic

I'm so happy I found this camera again, I hadn't seen it in around 10 years and I had started to think that I might have done something silly like thrown it away. Luckily not. I have lovely memories of this camera of when I was a kid. It used to be my aunt's camera, it takes square pictures, when she got a new one I got the camera as a 'toy' to play with. So I've never actually taken any photos with it, just pretended to. I'm not even sure if it works but I think it will. I never threw it around...much.

The biggest problem with it though is that the 126 film it needs is no longer in production and then there are the processing problems. I did find a YouTube video online showing how to reuse one of the old 126 film casings and you wind the film into it yourself, then take it out for processing. It's a bit of a fuss, I'm even thinking of learning how to process the negatives myself and then scan them onto my computer, but it's really exciting. Also a plus with this camera is that being made of plastic it is super light, I could carry it around everywhere easily.
I can't wait to find out how photos with this camera will turn out and if I do learn how to process negatives then I can sort out the rolls of 35mm and 120 film rolls waiting around.

Kodak instamatic
Kodak instamatic
Kodak instamatic