Last week I found a Chinon Infrafocus camera at the thrift store for $2. I have one already somewhere here, but for $2, how could I not buy it?
Some friends and I went on a harbor cruise tour (1 hour) in the Puget Sound in front of Seattle downtown.
Its a totally automatic camera. Your choices are, 1) off. 2) auto 3) self timer 4) battery check. Though you can also pop up the flash if you want, and you do need to tell it what ISO the film is, so you could lie to it to over/under expose for each frame if you wanted.
There was a guy on the boat with a Voigtlander R3A and a 50mm f/1.1 lens. I asked him how much he paid for the camera. He said about $400 for the body. I pointed out that for that price, I could have 200 Chinon Infrafocus cameras. Of course, I’d have 500 of them, for the price of his lens. But what would I do with 700 of them?