New acquisition - Auto 110

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by snik75, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. I just couldn't help myself, for under $10. Such a cute little thing! And seems to work, too. Anyone know where to get/process 110 film these days? Thanks, Nick
  2. Dwayne's Photo seems to have reasonable prices. A quick Google search shows that some labs want an arm-and-a-leg for processing less currently common film sizes!
    Congratulations on this fun find.
  3. Stock up on film while you still can.
  4. Awesome! I'd love one of those!
    I heard 110 film is making a comeback....
  5. Some mail order places still handle it. Clark Color Labs are pretty cheap, but turn around time isn't particularly fast, even with 35mm. Their quality ranges from poor to just acceptable most of the time, unfortunately, at least for prints. Their scans to CD aren't that great either so Clark Lab (or similar York Labs) would be a last resort for me if I were shooting 110. If I used a place like that I'd just get the smaller prints and rescan the negatives myself to get better prints.
    At one time the local Wal Mart offered send-out for 110, not sure if they still do.
    BTW, if you can get film and processing, look for the accessory lenses for the Auto 110. There's a wide angle, short tele, and even a zoom. The lenses have an unusual design: there is no diaphragm in the lens, but instead it is built into the camera.
  6. Nick, here's a link to a post here from June 09 you may find helpful.
  7. I used to to sell those cameras back in 1978, the complete kit with flash, winder, and three lens was over $350 and were pretty easy to sell at that price. They never gave any problems, and most people thought 35mm was only for serious photographers then.
    Even though at the time I only shot medium format myself, because I shot portraits. Labs did most retouching on the negative, 35mm was too small to retouch. Times have changed a little, digital and photo shop.
  8. Me too Russ. The lenses are pretty damn sharp, and they had the best results of any 110 camera that Ive seen. The only real draw back with the 110, and for that matter the 126 cartrige films was the lack of a pressure plate to keep the film plane flat.
  9. Thanks all! I had read online the Walmart still had 110 film, but I think that may have been outdated. I think I will try a roll before I start looking at other lenses... oh who am I kidding, I am already watching a few auctions. The 70mm is supposed to be especially great. I see there is an adapter for micro 4/3, has any one tried that?
  10. Try Walmart that's where I developed my last 110 film. I haven't used my Auto 110 in forever and I just can't sell it, it's just too dang cool. Maybe I'll shoot it again soon. Thanks for sharing!
  11. rdm


    Wow i haven't seen one of those for sale for under $100. Lucky you .
  12. Be sure to put fresh batteries in the camera before you load the first roll of film... the electronic shutter depends on them, and even though the mirror flaps and the camera clicks, it won't take a picture without battery power.
  13. Good to know, Jon, good to know.

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