The German built Kodak Retina IIIC is a compact folding 35mm coupled rangefinder from the late 1950s. This finely crafted camera features a selenium light meter, and uses an exposure value scale to make changes in equivalent settings quick and easy. Also included, and probably the most notable feature on this camera is the 50mm F/2 Schneider Kreuznach Retina …
The Kodak Breeze, (S100EF or Euro-35) was a budget friendly camera that used bold color schemes and simplicity to attract customers, and probably sold by the millions at K-Mart or Walmart back in the very late 1980s into the early 1990s. There are more color combinations for this particular camera than you can imagine; white black, blue, and red bodies, some with different colored buttons. Our review model is white with pink accents, and is often referred to online as the 'Hello Kitty' camera. Kodak wasn't satisfied with just a bunch of goofy colored cameras, so they tried to advance the status a bit from our cartoonish model, to evoking Parisian sophistication and grandeur in another model using the name 'Élysées,' with an elegant cursive font, and faux mother-of-pearl finish.
The picture quality, operating characteristics, and dimensions of the Kodak Breeze are similar to the Canon Snappy 30, except the Breeze has no winding motor, it's all manual, so you don't need any batteries unless you want to use the flash. The Kodak Breeze is a very inexpensive model, but it's capable of taking good pictures with the right film and settings. I really appreciate the small size; it'll actually fit in a shirt pocket without sagging, (like a pack of smokes) as it's so light-weight, especially without batteries.
This popular snapshot camera from three decades ago set me back about $2, and it still works just fine.
If you're bored at work, and looking to goof off for a few minutes, scroll on down for the review; and pretend you're 'somewhere in time.'
Check out the latest film camera review, this time it's the swell Kodak HD power flash model. True artists will appreciate this little marvel far more than any digital delight, as it produces an original image that you can hold in your hand and of course cherish for a lifetime!!
All things considered, it's a fun camera, and takes decent snaps, see the full size samples inside the review.
“Where there’s fun, there’s a snapshot.” The Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera was very popular back in the 1950s, and sold like hot-cakes for over a decade. They were cheap, easy to use, and produced sharp 3½ x 3½ prints from about 10′ to infinity with the non-focusing, internal meniscus lens. Baby Boomers and even younger people are getting acquainted …