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Marcy's Buckeye Camera Review:

    I'd been messing around with this camera for a while. Had it in the car ... in my pocket ... it was just one of those rolls of film that I couldn't seem to get past. An old roll of 127 C41, to be exact. But that doesn't matter. I had to tape up the camera with black tape, due to possible light leaks. I had to worry about camera shake, because it was so light weight. I had to ask my very generous and accommodating lab for special handling due to the old film size. Just the usual stuff. Then, a couple of weeks ago, I was shooting a wedding and this thought crossed my mind: "I sure am glad I'm using these Nikons - something easy." Afterward, the more I thought about it, the more I came to realize that what people usually say about using plastic cameras is so false! "I like to use my Diana because it's simplicity frees me. I don't have to worry about camera settings!" Well, maybe you don't have to worry about camera settings, but you do gotta worry about everything else. Not that I'm complaining. It was just a thought I had once.

    Anyway, the Buckeye Camera was probably a premium from Buckeye Oats, don't you think? It's just like the Empire Baby and the Photo Champ. I likes the vignettin'!

Nope. It's not a spacecraft. It's that WWII gun emplacement that shows up on our beach during certain low tides.


McKeown's PRICE GUIDE TO ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC CAMERAS 2001-2002 states, "Cardinal Corp. (USA)- Cardinal, Buckeye, Cinex, & Photo Champ All are nearly identical [see?]small plastic novelty cameras for 16 exp. on 127 film. Similar cameras by other manufacturers include 'Can-Tex' (USA), 'Halina Baby' & 'Empire Baby' from Haking of Hong Kong. $1-10. "

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