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Konica Black & White Disposable 35mm Camera

Manufactured in 2002(?) by the Konica Corporation. The film was made in Japan and the camera made in China. It was loaded with 18 exposures (odd number, don’t you think?) of Konica 400 ISO black-and-white chromogenic film designed for processing in color negative chemistry (C-41) and printing on color negative paper. The camera is even finished off with a nice black and white packaging and a built in flash. What IS missing is a date—the “best if used by” date is not printed anywhere on the camera…

 

Are disposable cameras collectable? First, they are a phenomena of the late 20th / early 21st century. The more proper term “Single Use Camera” and they brought photography to the truly occasional photographer. They became unique for the odd features and varieties. And their use is now engrained in our culture—who doesn’t put out several at their wedding reception for the guests to snap pictures of each other! And, by their specific nature, they are destroyed. So common today that they hang at every grocery checkout line, but one day they’ll be rare. You decide…

 

 

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Taken on September 10, 2006