Kodak Bullet

My Kodak Bullet camera review:

This about sums it up.


The state of this lens can only be described as wince-inducing.

I truly love the 127 film format. I always have. This camera takes surprisingly large (and kinda surprisingly clear) images on 127 roll film. I’m thinking that lens wasn’t quite locked into place. Hence, the crooked frame.

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A MUCH better specimen. Bakelite hits those olfactory cells just so, doesn’t it? Gives me visions of muddy black and white negatives with lo-fi, unfussy images.


Lens extended.


Lens contracted. This camera has a great feel to it and is fun to mess with.


So what am I going to do with the wince-inducing model?  …

Gala-fy it! But I need to start with a glittery background first.

Really. How badly can I f it up? Really.

Stay tuned for the finished product!

McKeown’s Price Guide To Antique and Classic Cameras 12th Edition 2005-2006 states, “1936-42 A simple torpedo-shaped camera. Fixed-focus lens in a spiral-threaded telescoping mount. Made with and without metal reinforcement at camera back retainer, in viewfinder finish, shutter release design, and interior film retainer. Common, inexpensive, yet novel. $12-20.”


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December 22, 2020