The Itty Bitty Pentax Auto 110

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If a camera can be described as cute, the Pentax Auto 110 is surely the cutest of them all. It is absolutely tiny with little interchangeable lenses about as big around as a quarter, the only SLR system where one can hold a kit of lenses in the palm of the hand.  It was the only 110 film SLR made with interchangeable lenses.

Unlike many cameras of its size I found the Auto 110 easy to use, it is well designed, not so small that the shutter and advance lever are difficult to use, and simplified enough with automatic shutter speed that there are no dials bunched together.  If I were shooting something more seriously I would want manual shutter speed, but the Auto 110 isn’t for formal shooting, its an advanced pocket camera and it shouldn’t be compared to full sized SLRs.

All in all I loved using it, the only real downfall being the small negative size, a necessary result of such a compact little camera.

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Kodak print film, taken with Pentax Auto 110 24mm f2.8

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Kodak print film, taken with Pentax Auto 110 24mm f2.8

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