Ansco: Cadet Disc 100

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Ansco: Cadet Disc 100

Postby bill339 » Thu May 26, 2022 4:34 am

Ansco Cadet Disc 100, Asaflex Discolor, Haking Disc 01-H and Halina Disc 100 were the identical camera and some sported adverts on the front as well as came in an assortment of colors. The Halina came in red, blue, orange, plus grey and all had black front lens surrounds plus film compartment covers. The Haking Disc 01-H, Ansco Cadet Disc 100, and Asaflex Discolor came in all black with a red shutter release button, red, blue, and yellow, all with a black front lens surrounds plus film compartment covers. All four cameras have a fixed f/4 optical lens, a single aperture, and 2 conductor Hot Shoe. The cameras could use any 2-conductor flash unit, but the Ansco kit came with an Ansco-Lite F20. These cameras need no batteries and have a mechanical shutter, film advance, and shutter loading system. Some of the advertising on the front of the cameras was Swanson Pot Pies, Piedmont, Beefeater Gin, Budweiser, plus Coke or Coca Cola and some just had things like “Makin’ Magic”. The Haking Disc 01-H and Asaflex Discolor cameras were sold plus distributed by Haking Enterprises Limited based in Hong Kong and all four cameras were made in Taiwan. The Halina and Ansco branded cameras were distributed in the UK, Ireland, the Middle East and Africa by a company called Halina Imaging, part of the British photographic distribution company SPS Logistics. The red camera here also donned the Coca-Cola emblem and were a giveaway like other certain select advertising models. The film for the cameras forms a flat disc and is fully housed within a plastic cartridge. Each disc holds fifteen 10 × 8 mm exposures, arranged around the outside of the disc, with the disc being rotated 24° between each image. It was introduced by Kodak in 1982 and last manufactured in 1999, though the cameras had disappeared from the market long before then.

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