Fake SLR Focus Free Camera

This is a so-called Focus Free or Toy Camera, a simple plastic camera. It was quite common and a give-away for Life and Time magazine. It immitates the appearance of a SLR Camera, but it's flimsy and worse: the ring around the lens has aperture settings and moves, but it is all fake, it moves nothing inside, there is only one (quite big) aperture.

Its main features are:

50mm plastic lens, F6, focus free
Shutter ~ 1/100
Double Exposure Prevention, hot shoe, lens cap
Size 125 x 85 x 69,  Weight 144 gr.

Camera front closed. The lens cap is cheap soft plastic.

Lens open.

Camera back. Viewer and film advance.

Camera top. Film rewind, hot shoe, shutter release and film counter. The aperture settings on the lens tube are fake.

Camera bottom. A plastic only  tripod socket, doesn't make sense with 1/100 single speed. Rewind release.

Film compartment. Note the curved film plane, it helps against the vignetting of the simple plastic lens. You have to lift the film rewind handle to open the camera. It's tricky and flimsy, the lid goes into the housing, you have to pry it out with your fingernails

This is the worst focus free camera I have seen yet. It has a single shutter speed and about F6 fixed aperture. For me the fake aperture setting is an absolute no-go. Time and Life magazines are known for their good photographers, so I do not understand why the gave away such a flimsy camera.

It's point and shoot only. If you choose the right film, ISO 200 in general and ISO 100 on sunny days, you can shoot outside photos that look OK, but will be soft, seen the aperture and lens. It will be "Lomo" style. Y
ou can attach a flash for interior photos.