plastikcam.com       Bayard Focus Free Camera

This is a so-called Focus Free or Toy Camera, a simple plastic camera. It has a "Bayard" inscription on the bottom and the old logo from the French editor, so it might have been a give-away. It is similar to other models with flash, but it has no slider to protect the lens.

Its main features are:

Wide angle plastic lens, focus free
Shutter ~ 1/100
Double Exposure Prevention, flash
Size 113 x 62 x 35,  Weight 100 gr.


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Camera closed and strap. 


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Camera front. 3-position slder, flash-on as last

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Camera back. Viewer, flash ready lamp and film advance. This one has a film type window.

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Camera top.
Rewind handle, film counter and shutter release. Rewind release, engages when pressed.

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Camera bottom. Battery compartment. Takes one AA battery.

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Film compartment. Note the curved film plane, it helps against the vignetting of the simple plastic lens.

These are the ultimate basics of a camera, focus free, single shutter speed and fixed aperture. Point and shoot only. If you choose the right film, ISO 400 in general and ISO 200 on very sunny days, you can shoot outside photos that look OK. The rest will be "Lomo" style, but you can use flash for interior photos.

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