Prime as first lens for a beginner

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Re: Prime as first lens for a beginner

Tom_N wrote:

Papa48 wrote:

Michael Fryd wrote:

Tom_N wrote:

Michael Fryd wrote:

When many of us learned we did not have the option of a smart phone.

Back then, options for the general public were along the lines of 35mm film; 126 and 110 cartridge film; disc film; APS film; and Polaroid instant film.

https://thedarkroom.com/film-formats/

If I had a smart phone back then, I may never have used (or developed) 126 film.

Smart choice! I worked a summer stint in a mini 1 hour photo lab in the seventies. That 126 and 110 stuff was not pretty!

Yet Pentax and Minolta came out with 110 film cartridge SLRs.

Very short-lived, too. The format was just too small for the film technology of that day. And the plastic cartridges did a poor job of holding the film flat, so that even excellent optics wouldn't have mattered. Those cameras just became conversational pieces.

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