Say hello to my brand spanking new Demekin camera from those Japanese folks over at Superheadz. Found this baby in my recent trip to Hong Kong, at a small boutique-slash-gallery along Gough Street called Gallery de Vie.
One of the more exotic toy cameras around, the Demekin is the first ever fisheye camera that uses the 110 format, a film standard popular in the seventies and early eighties and is quite hard to find today. It has a plastic fisheye lens that gives you 146 degrees of coverage, an aperture of f/8.9, and a shutter speed of 1/100sec.
I managed to buy ten rolls of 110 film from my new favorite camera store Oh Shoot! (see previous post) at 80 pesos a pop (that’s about a dollar seventy in US$) . Since the film format is hard to come by, I plan on using this camera sparingly. With its diminutive size and light weight, the Demekin is the perfect camera for a pet project that’s long been gestating in my head. Will post sample shots soon.