Kodak Pony 828

Note the green window on the back.

This camera has a 51mm fixed lens, is capable of shutter speeds from 1/200 to BULB and apertures of f/4.5 to f/22.

There's a little round plate on the top stating it is compatible with the following 828 size films:

* Super XX

* Plus X

* Daylight Type A KodaChrome

* Panatomic X

The label in the back says:

Kodak Pony 828 Camera

Pat. Can. 1936. - Can. Pat. Pending.

Made in Canada by

Canadian Kodak Co. Limited

T.M. Reg. Can. Pat. Off


Use Kodak 828 Film.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 17th December 2006, This photo: 9:17am

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  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    thinking of trying this one out?

    i found some instructions about improvising 828 film here

    it seems that 828 is a paper backed roll 35mm wide with 8 exposures of 40x28mm. one can use 135 film and put a backing in it using a cut down 120 backing paper. let me know if yu want a backing paper.
  • David de Groot said:
    I've often been tempted to give it a whirl, but I think it needs a really good clean first. The shutter is a bit on the slow side (it opens quick enough but takes a while to shut). Apart from that it's in surprisingly good condition considering my Grandparents let us play with it as a toy when I was but a wee lad.

    Thanks for the link btw, never know, I might actually try it at some stage - might be a candidate for coffee developing even.
  • The Sage of Shadowdale said:
    The 400D too easy for you eh? Not enough of a challenge? Or do you just revel in relics? Here's a photo request for you (for the Kodak): a shot of an indy car (in motion) at the 2007 Gold Coast Indy. :D

    BTW, what's the green window for?
  • David de Groot said:
    More just fascinated with old stuff as well as the new. :)

    Hmmm.... rolling onto the starting line should be doable ;-)
    Either that or a blurry streak on one of the straights - 1/200th just isn't going to do it otherwise.

    As for the green window, it's to tell how far to wind the film I presume (like the ruby window on a Holga). The film has a paper back with markings on it (I'm told, as I've never seen it).
  • photo by Alison said:
    is the film really expensive?
  • David de Groot said:
    All film is really expensive Alison ;-) (well compared to digital).

    I believe you can still get 828 film from overseas somewhere, but following Greg's advice, inexpensive (relatively) 35mm film might do.
  • Mark McCowen said:
    I just saw this camera the other day. I couldn't believe how heavy it was.
  • David de Groot said:
    You might be a little off there Mark, this is quite light (mostly Bakelite and aluminium).
  • picsbymac said:
    The paper backing should have markings. I believe it's to tell you which frame you've wound to.

    There's an old Zeiss Ikon folder waiting for me at the post office which takes 120 and has a similar window for the same purpose. After I try it out tonight I'll let you know ; )
  • David de Groot said:
    Old cameras are definitely interesting. :)
  • bris1969 said:
    Very nice david, you might have seen this one on my stream :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Actually I'd missed that one. Neat camera :) Somewhat more featured than this little Pony, but still a far cry from today's cameras.