The World's Ugliest Camera
As film cameras begin to go the way of other useless antiques, it can only become more popular to talk about them as objets d'art. We often talk about beautiful cameras (for me, the twin champs are the Leica M3 and the 5x7 Deardorff), but, as everybody knows, ugly cameras take better pictures. Anybody have any candidates for World's Ugliest Camera? One of the most inspiredly ugly cameras I ever saw was a point-and-shoot called the Konica Cyborg, but unfortunately I can't seem to find a picture of it online. Of course, almost all disposables are about as charmless as can be, certain Russian Leica copies are inherently hideous, and I might mention that the late, lamented Minolta had some pretty bad years in there. The Graflex 3A "Automatic" (above) has to be up there. Anybody got any favorite ugly ducklings?
Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON