Name brand "Panoramic" 50mm camera?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by John Doe, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    I'm trying to identify this big piece of very shiny black plastic.
    Yes, I already know that much.

    It's a paper film camera, IOW not digital.

    Looks like it has a really big plastic/glass/whatever lens piece
    covering maybe a 50mm lens.

    The very cheap looking little plastic lever popped off when I tried
    opening the film bay. Snapped it back on.

    The only thing it says is "Panoramic" and that looks like a brand
    name.

    The owner has a flash attachment.

    I'm sure it's junk (especially since it's not mine, heheh), but any
    leads to information would be appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
    John Doe, Jul 14, 2007
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    Stan Beck Guest

    The only one I ever saw (and I owned one) was a very cheap plastic camera,
    and may have had a name like that. It was purchased for a few dollars, and
    probably cost a few cents to make.

    What I found that it was made as a gimmick (around the same time that APC
    cameras were being promoted). The trick was that it had a cheap, wide angle
    lens, and used a horizontal mask over the 35mm film frame. The developing
    was something like a 4x10 print. Much better results could have been had by
    using a better camera, and having an 8x10 print made, then crop with a pair
    of scissors.


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    Stan Beck, Jul 14, 2007
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    Marvin Guest

    I had one made by Polaroid, but it had their name on it.
     
    Marvin, Jul 14, 2007
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