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ultra compact city #1

Testing out a Vivitar Ultra Compact that I picked up for $2 a while back. It's a dinky little plastic cam, the size of an XA and about a third of the weight. Has a 28mm lens but the field of view in the viewfinder is 35mm, so you get more in frame than what you composed for.

 

And the best thing about it... massive pincushion distortion! I've never seen a fixed-length wide angle lens that did pincushioning before, they usually go the other way and barrel distort. Weird.

 

Oh yeah, and most photos out of it don't look like this one. This was shot in crazy sunrise light.

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Uploaded on July 13, 2009