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My Minox journey continues…

Kodak Instamatic 177X

Kodak Instamatic 177X

As with the Kodak Instamatic 230 shown here, this Kodak Instamatic 177X camera appears to have been acquired at some point. Why and where, don’t ask. Just don’t 🙂 , for I have no recollection of any such details. I guess that I must’ve been buying it to see if I can modify the 126 cartridge to be reloaded. As with the 110 film cassettes, I never got to the point of doing any of that. It’s like a curse of sorts 🙂 .

Bulky, that’s what I would call this type of camera. Manufactured by Kodak in Germany between 1977 and 1984. It has a Kodar 43mm lens, at f11, with only two shutter speeds, for sunny (1/80s) and cloudy (1/40s) situations. Film is advanced by means of a lever, short stroke.

The viewfinder has a bright parallax frame, although it is not at all couple with anything. It uses 126 film cartridges, now extinct (although these can be purchased over the internet from selected online shops), with a negative frame quite generous, of 28×28. There is a flash socket on the top plate, for flash cubes.

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