Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim!
blog revised 4/13/2012 (original post 7/15/2009)
Here's a nifty and ultra-cool plastic camera - the discontinued Vivitar “point and shoot” ULTRA WIDE & SLIM camera.
The all mechanical / all plastic camera uses 35mm film and has no electronics or need for a battery to function.
With a fixed f11 aperture and a w-i-d-e 22mm lens, the camera delivers gorgeous lo-fi pictures.
Current price tag on e-bay: $50. (if your lucky to find one). Demand is great enough that a company called SuperHeadz has manufactured a “knock-off” - available new in our FPP store!
above: Shot in tungsten lighting using my Canon FTb / 50mm ssc lens and Fujicolor Supera 200 color print film. Processing and scan by Clark Color Labs.
images above: Squeezing the last days of Summer 2010 on a photo walk with my Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim Camera and Kodachrome 64 film.
More Ultra Wide and Slim shots here.
Love the camera and certainly easy to carry in your pocket for outdoor shooting!