So this guy walks into a camera shop, sez "Even with opposing thumbs I just cant load 35mm. Whatcha got that takes those nifty 126 cartridges, has interchangeable lenses, has auto and manual modes, a reflex viewer with some sort of focusing aid and, and takes flash cubes as well as a hot shoe and a PC socket just in case?" ...this hits the counter. Not many manufacturers made upper end gear to take the Kodak 126 cartridge. Millions of Instamatics were sold. Also managed to find a Bell and Howell (rebadged Canon) with motor drive, focus aid and metered auto exposure. This is the first true SLR with interchangeable, albeit limited in selection lenses (35mm, 55mm, this one, and a 100mm) I have found or heard of. The 15 v battery sets fire to the flash cubes, a then ('69) 1.3v runs the meter. I tried a 1.5v, it worked probably with some error. Reloading the cartridges is possible. The problem is getting the camera's film advance indexing and shutter release mechanisms to work as 126 film has spaced holes that catch a lever inside the camera. The Bell and Howell wound on flawlessly as long as every second advance was shot blind with the lens cap on for spacing. My two Instamatics choked up badly and this one was somewhere in the middle with too many missed frames to be practical. Anyway, as I always like to coax some pix out of all my finds, here's what this rather well designed if not well manufactured SLR come up with.