Powershovel a Japanese crowd who develop and sell toy cameras, and asked to try out a new camera they are developing. Of course I said yes! The camera, known as the BBF is a twin lens plastic camera that takes 35mm film. I had the camera for a week and in that time had to take 5 rolls of film, then both camera and film were sent back to Japan. If the photos are any good they will be used for promotion of the camera which is to be released in about August. Using the camera was a learning experience for me, it's ages since I used a film camera and especially one with so few controls. First of all I put a trial film through to try and figure out what worked and what didn't, then it was onto the real stuff. I can tell you that taking 5 x 36 exposure films in a week isn't easy, especially when it's winter!
The camera has two exposure settings, sunny and cloudy, about 5 focus settings ranging from .8 of a metre to infinity. Photos can be taken in bulb mode or normal, there's a hotshoe for flash and there's a mask thing that you can put inside that gives you square photos (I didn't have one of these).
Anyway I really enjoyed using the camera and am looking forward to September when I get my photos back (and can find out what rubbishy shots I've taken) and they are also sending me a camera of my own!