Vintage 1982 Kodak Tele Disc Film Camera with Pop-Out Flash, Wrist Strap

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Vintage Kodak Tele Disc Film Camera with Pop-Out Flash, Wrist Strap

Retro camera, as-is, untested condition. I would assume it still works, but I don't have access to any film or processing to test. It's a genuine vintage relic from the film era, before digital photography was the norm.

This camera was the kind that used "disc" type film, it has a built in pop-out flash. Includes original wrist strap. Easy film load, battery operated (AA batteries not included)

Size measures 4 1/2" x 3" x 1"


From vintagecameralab.com:
In 1982, Kodak launched what they thought would be a revolutionary product: disc film. Instead of fumbling around with roll film or awkwardly shaped cartridges, consumers could now load their cameras by simply inserting a thin, sleek bit of plastic into the back.

A disc film cartridge is a bit smaller than a 3.5 inch floppy disk and behaves much like the disk for a View-Master. Pressing the red-striped shutter button exposes a 8x11mm frame on the disk, which then rotates 24° for the next photo for a total of 15 frames per cartridge. Despite the convenience and foolproof loading procedure, disc film was a big commercial failure. Although new emulsion technology at the time meant that the tiny negatives contained a relatively surprising amount of detail, graininess, and poor image quality disappointed consumers and led to disc film’s ultimately forgettable demise.

The Kodak Tele Disc was introduced in the middle of the short-lived disc camera era in order to spice up Kodak’s lineup. Interestingly, the Tele Disc has two lens choices: a normal 12.5mm f/4 and 22mm f/5.6 telephoto. Unlike the Ricoh R1 which relies on the insertion of additional optical elements to modify the focal length, the Tele Disc actually has two separate lenses. Extending the flash rotates the telephoto lens into place and also swaps in a new viewfinder.



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