The technical stuff:
Camera Type:- 35mm Compact Viewfinder
Lens Type:- 38mm - 56mm Zoom Halinar with automatic
Shutter:- Fixed speed, absolutely no idea what.
Just when you thought you were safe from another attack of Halina-itis this
little beast arrives on my doorstep. Well, I was looking to replace my Zoomate
and this was only a couple of quid, and it might make a useable stop gap. Right
again, this is yet another example of how a small plastic box powered by a
washing machine motor can turn out to be a great little picture taker. From the
moment you switch on and press the zoom out/in buttons you are reassured that
this is a Halina camera. The lens motor has a noise not unlike the starter of a
truck on a cold morning and the click whirr of the shutter give you that
confident feeling that this was built using only the cheapest components in an
old shed somewhere in Taiwan. But please ignore my ridicule and just look at the
pictures, I think they tell all.
I took it with me to Banbury on a sunny day which seemed just right to get
some shots of the canal. This definitely seems to be it's forte the lens appears
to prefer solid objects to open landscapes.