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Kodak EastmanTrimlite Instamatic 18

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1975-1979. 110 cartridge film, pocket camera.

Kodak Eastman: Trimlite Instamatic 18 camera

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by bill339 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:01 pm

This camera offered no exposure adjustments other than different film speed and flash. It is a basic camera with a fixed-focus lens and two shutter speeds of 1/90th of a second (Daylight) and 1/40th of a second (with Flash). The negatives are .5 inch (12.7mm) x .6 inch (15.24mm) much too small to take good photos but the size of the camera makes it easy to put in your pocket. Produced from 1975 to 1979 the camera went the way of 110 film cartridges but film is now available. The camera uses flip-flash bars that plugged in the top and you flip them over to use the other four flash bulbs eight in all without the need of a battery. The camera has an F-stop of f11 and a Fixed Focus (5 feet (1.52m) to infinity) 25mm lens. Other features are the film view window that seconds as a frame counter using the back of the film cartridge, one stroke thumb film advance that loads the shutter, optical bright frame viewfinder, a precise fit carry case with a pocket clip, and you could stick your initials on the back with the included letters and provided area. The camera apparently spawned many similar cameras that emerged later, such as the Kodak Winner and Kodak Gimini, with the others being Kodak Kids Camera, Kodak Mickey-Matic (first model), My First Camera and the abortive Kodak Galactic.

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