plastikcam.com       Cypréa 2 Way Focus Free Camera

This is a so-called Focus Free or Toy Camera, a simple plastic camera. It's a widely sold standard model with a rounded design, an ultra wide lens and a panorama switch, this one is called Cypréa. It's very small and light.

Its main features are:

27mm ultra wide angle pastic lens, ca. F8, focus free, 1m-
Shutter ~ 1/100
Size 110x59x35,  Weight 80 gr. (!)

jpg/cyprea_focus_free_camera_IMG_0279.JPG
Camera front closed, pouch and instructions. 

jpg/cyprea_focus_free_camera_IMG_0280.JPG
Camera open.

jpg/cyprea_focus_free_camera_IMG_0282.JPG
Camera back. Viewer, film type window (not so common on these Cameras) and film advance at the bottom.

jpg/cyprea_focus_free_camera_IMG_0281.JPG
Camera top. Panorama switch and shutter release.

jpg/cyprea_2_way_focus_free_IMG_7566.JPG
Set to "panoramic".

jpg/cyprea_focus_free_camera_IMG_0283.JPG
Camera bottom.
Film rewind release (engages when pressed), film counter and film rewind handle. No tripod socket, wouldn't make sense with 1/125 single speed.

jpg/cyprea_focus_free_camera_IMG_0285.JPG
Film compartment. Note the curved film plane, it helps against the vignetting of the simple plastic lens.

jpg/cyprea_2_way_focus_free_IMG_7568.JPG
Panorama lamella switch in.

These are the ultimate basics of a camera, focus free, single shutter speed and about F8 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 o.k.. The rest will be "Lomo" style. As I always say: You should have used one of these once in your life!

back