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Top 100 Strangest Cameras From Around the World
Old 04-28-2018   #1
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Top 100 Strangest Cameras From Around the World

Here you go. Unfortunately, this is only Part 1, so it ends at 50. Maybe someone else can find the other 50 on Part 2. The Miller Lite camera is especially nice, but the smaller Country Club would have been a keeper too. The Konica Airborg has a shutter that can be set to 100 hours, which should open up all sorts of photographic possibilities. Sadly, I can't think of any, but if I do, I know where to get just the camera.

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Old 04-29-2018   #2
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Old 04-29-2018   #3
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So far (100 to 50) I like the 98. Agfa Agfamatic 4000 Pocket 1974
Camera Type: Miniature
Country of Origin: Germany
Max Aperture: f/6.3
Format: 110 Film
26mm Fixed Focus

Too bad they don't make 110 anymore, this is the perfect spy camera.

I have one that should be on the list, maybe I'll see it from 50 to 1. It is the Hollywood Reflex:

Hollywood Reflex Model E by John Carter, on Flickr
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I have one on the list, the David White stereo Realist.

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Old 04-29-2018   #5
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I have two on the list, the Agfa Selectaflex and the Koni Omegaflex, and a third (Kiev 303) that is an integral part of my John Player Special, which is a better cigarette package spy camera than the one that is listed.

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Old 04-29-2018   #6
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Lomography still sells a couple different 110 format films. lomography.com


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So far (100 to 50) I like the 98. Agfa Agfamatic 4000 Pocket 1974
Camera Type: Miniature
Country of Origin: Germany
Max Aperture: f/6.3
Format: 110 Film
26mm Fixed Focus

Too bad they don't make 110 anymore, this is the perfect spy camera.

I have one that should be on the list, maybe I'll see it from 50 to 1. It is the Hollywood Reflex:

Hollywood Reflex Model E by John Carter, on Flickr
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Research for this article was made possible thanks to the extensive camera database available at Collection-appareils.fr. Most text provided by their site as well, translated from French and further edited ( so take it with a grain of salt!).
So, not much original content at the link.
I might suggest just going directly to the Collection-apperils web site and runng google translate. Then you could make your own list/ranking.

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Old 04-30-2018   #8
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My vote so far for the strangest camera is No. 87 Canon EOS 1Xe which is said to be a digital camera with drop-in film loading. REALLY???? Don't you believe it!
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Thanks for sharing.

Some of the toy cameras remind me a Tsingtao beer can camera that I had as a kid.
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I've always thought the Kodak Advantix Preview was pretty weird as it's got a digital display of what you've just taken and it's a film camera. There's one here:-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kodak-Adv...oAAOSw8xFa3Yvi

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A Selectaflex in 125 film format would be a strange beast indeed. And the Solagon for the Selectaflex was f/2.

Heck, who needs to check facts these days.
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Great find Thanks for sharing.
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