Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Vivitar IC 101

The Vivitar IC 101 seems to have achieved somewhat of a minor cult status. Its most notable feature is a 28mm lens and a permanently fixed panoramic mask. This masks yields a 13x36mm image.  The aperture is f/8 and the shutter speed is 1/125.  For me this camera turned up in a garage sale for $1.  I didn't know its cult statue then.  I just have a habit of picking up Vivitar cameras if they are very cheap. So last summer I ran some expired Kodak Max 400, that I also found at a garage sale, through it.  Some of the pictures I kinda like, however it will probably be a while if ever before I join the fan base of this camera. If I do I will probably remove the masks.