Combat Tested Camera

Kodak Instamatic


It was nothing like the high tech digital cameras of today, but it got the job done.
At least sixty percent of the pictures in my blog I took with a Kodak Instamatic 104. I kept it in a plastic bag while in the jungle to protect it from the wet and humid conditions.

The 104 is a very simple, fixed focus camera with two shutter speeds, 1/90 and 1/45 (for flash), and no exposure meter. It is essentially the same camera as the Kodak Instamatic 100 except it used the new flash cubes with four flashes per cube. It sold from 1965 to 1968 for a list price of $15.95.


Filed under Vietnam War

2 responses to “Combat Tested Camera

  1. jesuspdlr

    The camera passed a tough test, of course.

    Good memories. 😉

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