Sunday, June 2, 2013

Spotlight: Sunpet

A while ago, in college, I came across a little camera at the local Salvation Army. It was called "Sunpet", and came in its original box, with the words "never used" scribbled on it in sharpie. I think it cost me fifty cents. The camera is almost completely made out of plastic, including the lens, which is a fixed focus, fixed aperture 35mm POS. The only metal part on the body is the standard hot-shoe, which is actually a cool feature to have on a camera this cheap. The Sunpet is meant to be operated comfortably with one hand; there's a surprisingly comfortable right-hand grip on the front of the camera, and textured plastic on the back of the camera where your thumb can rest. Film is advanced with a little thumb-wheel; the kind you used to see on those Kodak one-use cameras.

The time has passed where I would waste my time with cheap little cameras like this (I have slight standard now), but back when I first found the Sunpet, I was more than willing to try out any camera. Here are a few of the shots I took with it.

Though my days of using cameras this crappy are long gone, the Sunpet will always hold a special place in my collection.

Thanks for looking!