What happened was the shutter release at the side of the lens lost its shiny knob just before I loaded it for this project. And by "lost" I mean "it broke off when I tested it."
With a 24mm lens, it's a wider angle than most toy cameras. I've only used it once before, and apparently it leaked a lot:
|Some kind of expired 400 ASA (probably too fast for it) Kodak stock. Malcolm X Park, Washington, DC.|
Last week I loaded it with fresh Fuji 200. You can't tell in the above picture, but throw this 24mm lens some straight lines, and it throws back barrel distortion:
And, on occasion, frame advance issues:
Crappy scans courtesy of Walgreen's, where the film pick-up bins are never full.