After the world 'went digital', I found that I couldn't give up film completely, so I decided to start collecting and using 127 cameras. Most can be bought cheaply, and some can give surprisingly good photos. 127 was introduced by Kodak in 1912, and is still in production today. The first 127 camera - the Vest Pocket Kodak - was followed by models of all shape, size and quality until the mid 1960s, when the easy-loading Instamatics (126 Format ) killed them off. The cameras range from the cheap plastic Empire, sold for 1/6d in Woolworths in the 1960s, to the exquisite Baby Rolleiflex, costing hundreds of pounds. Rera 127 film, made in Japan, is available in both Black/White and Colour Transparency versions. Below are a few cameras from my collection and some of the results – a full web gallery is in preparation.    
         
   
  Vest Pocket Kodak
(1912 -1926)
Alexandra Palace . . . and the view  
         
   
  Zeiss Baby Ikonta
(1931 - 1937)
The beach at Southend-on-sea . . . and the Palace Hotel  
         
   
  The Kochmann Korelle
3x4cm (1931)
A roll of film was found in the camera, showing a family outing to Stonehenge ca. 1970  
         
   
  The Kodak Brownie 44A
(!959 - 1965)
Holiday photos taken in Crete by Bob Lewis