This is my Vivitar Ultra Slim and Wide camera.
It’s a very compact 35mm plastic camera with an unusually wide lens. The lens (like everthing alse on it) is plastic and can make for interesting lens flare which is all part of the charm.
It takes standard 35mm film. There’s no flash or electronics. It’s a very simple manual camera, small enough to fit in your pocket (but beware the shutter button is easily pressed).
I am told it’s roughly f11 with shutter speed of 1/125.
The lens is so wide it’s very easy to get fingers and bits of your body in the frame without realising. The viewfinder shows a wide view but the lens is actually even wider than the viewfinder respresents!
I bought mine off ebay.co.uk for £4.99 plus postage. Apparently you can get them for even less. You can’t really see a sense of scale in the pictures but it’s just a litte larger than a packet of playing cards.
What I already love about this little plastic camera is it’s super convieniant to carry with you. Very lightweight, easy to use (all you can do is point and click after all!) yet it has wonderful plastic fantastic charm. It’s not great for low light or indoors photography but in good light it’s a great lo-fi camera.