I bought this vintage Kodak Instamatic 100 off Etsy a few months back and it’s been sitting on our dining table every since. Purely decorative. When Chris Glass was visiting recently I saw him taking a photo, I didn’t expect it would turn out to be such a beautiful shot. Chris is a master!
Isn’t it a beauty of a camera?
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Mar 17th, 2011 / 11:42 am
beautiful shot! I bought a medium format pentax on a flea market 10 years ago. Still love shooting using film…
Mar 17th, 2011 / 12:15 pm
Vintage film cameras are so pretty! Does it work?
Mar 17th, 2011 / 2:09 pm
Excellent. If the company that calls itself Kodak today had a brain, they’d copy this and drop a first rate lens in it, add some great chips and a view screen as big as the back and rebrand it “Kodak Digimatic 100.”
They’ll never be cool enough to do it.
Mar 17th, 2011 / 2:54 pm
..or how about putting FILM in it.
Try it sometime – film blows digital out of the water. And then some.
Mar 17th, 2011 / 4:50 pm
Nice! Any pictures?
Mar 17th, 2011 / 4:59 pm
Kodak killed Kodachrome last year.
Mar 17th, 2011 / 10:00 pm
“Kodak killed Kodachrome last year.” Are you under the impression that Kodachrome was the only film in existence? Oh brother!
Go take a look at 1,5 million images on flickr:
Let me know when you’re done.
Mar 18th, 2011 / 5:49 am
Beautiful camera and a beautiful shot. I do hope the camera still works.
Mar 18th, 2011 / 9:26 am
Great photo! This was my first camera, which I inherited from my mom. I’ve since picked up another one, along with some expired film which I’m looking forward to.
Mar 18th, 2011 / 4:02 pm
This is a great camera and you should try and use it because the results are wonderful, square and grainy photos. I think it’s 126 film and B&H might have some left.
Mar 19th, 2011 / 12:36 pm
Yay for Instamatic! I have a large collection of these. Yes, it takes 126 film, or you can ‘hack’ a 126 cartridge to take 35mm film.
Mar 21st, 2011 / 10:15 am
Hey Steve, if you hack it to take 35mm film, is the result still square format?
Mar 21st, 2011 / 1:08 pm
oh i am mad for this photo and story.
Mar 24th, 2011 / 12:16 pm
Oh, this baby is a real beauty. ( And the photo is wonderful.)
Already watching one at eBay now! :)
Thank you! :)
Apr 14th, 2011 / 8:13 am
She’s mine! :)!!!
I won the auction.
(And it only costs me one Euro plus four Euro for shipping…)
I totally fell love with this beauty and can’t wait to hold her in my hands.
Really hope, she even will still be able to take some shots with her, – as I love to take photos…
But if not:
I will place her at a throne and stare at her, all day long.
Thank you again, for sharing.
(This and everything else.)
Apr 14th, 2011 / 2:57 pm
I own one of these! I used it on a trip to England/Scotland when I was a kid. It is something I will always treasure.
Oct 16th, 2013 / 4:32 pm