Vivitar $2 Thrift Store Camera

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    Other than my Holga one of my favorites cheap cameras is the Vivitar PN2011. This camera is a small light weight 35mm point and shoot camera. It has a 28mm fixed focus plastic lens with a wide field of view.

    The aperture is f8 and shutter speed 1/125th per info I found on the net. The camera appears to work well with a variety of 35mm film types. Images are sharp and colors are vivid.

    The lens cover is built in. It has a locking shutter so no double exposures without modifications. There is a window in the back door that lets you see the film type. The film counter window is slightly magnified.

    There is a panorama button/mode. This feature consists of a mask that blocks the upper and lower portions of the frame & viewfinder, cool feature but not real panorama. It is useful to help frame your scenery shots. I often crop off the black area on the top and bottom of the panorama shots in post process. The camera has a tripod socket which is especially useful if you decide to do modifications. There is info on the net regarding flipping the lens as well as bulb mode & pinhole mods.

    I got mine like new at the thrift store for $2. I have seen them on eBay for $3-$15. The camera appears to have become quite a popular, lots of info about it and photos on the net. I love this camera.

    Got any cheap cameras, photos or info to post here ?

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    More PN2011 pics here - Vivitar PN2011 $2 thrift store camera


     
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