Looking to try your hand at 110 film photography?

Remember 110 films?

Who? What? Eh? Yes, there was once such a format and out of the many many cameras that came out designed to use that film, only 2 stand out head above all others.

Pentax and Minolta.

Out of the 2, the most successful was the Pentax 110, which was the only camera to offer TTL metering, together with fully interchangeable lenses in a minute SLR body, with results that were simply unbelievable, coming as they did from such a tiny little negative. In fact, Pentax said enlargements of up to 11″ by 14″ could be made with no problem!  That’s saying something….just look at the size of the 110 negative compared to normal film formats!


The Asahi PENTAX auto 100, to give it it’s proper name,  was a part of an extensive system that comprised several lenses, two flashes, a powerwinder, close-up diopters as well as other accessories. That made the Auto 110 a precision instrument without doubt.


sample shot using a Pentax 110 Auto camera

sample shot using a Pentax 110 Auto camera

The Minolta was also quite good, but somehow it never caught on, possibly the main problem could well have been the lack of interchangeable lenses and monstrous lump of a design.

Minolta 110 slr

If you get the chance, do try a 110 camera out. You’ll have the time of your life! I have one for sale here


About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 years...my first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money back...no arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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