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This was almost the last of the line for 126 film instamatics. The last varient was all black and used a flip-flash instead of Magic Cubes. I got this from a Facebook Marketplace for $11.41 including freight. Turns out you can buy an "adapter cartridge" called the Fakematic online, about $40.00 (ouch), which allows you to use 35mm film. You must load the cartridge in a darkroom. This camera had no adjustments, meter, or batteries. Indoors it uses Magic Cubes for flash, these are getting hard to find also. Just point and shoot, no focus or exposure adjustments to make. Wanted it for sentimental value, most of our childhood pics were shot with an instamatic. Back in the 1 hour Fotomat days, when film was everywhere.
12-21-23: Turns out there's a lot more work involved to use a Fakmatic. Have not bought one yet. I do have a dark bag now, which is easier than fumbling around in a darkroom.
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