Bad Bokeh Cafe

Photography by Pierre Lachaîne

Canon Sure Shot OWL Date

The OWL Date was an inexpensive 35 mm camera made by Canon in the mid-1990's. It was also sold as the Prima AF-8 in some markets. While not a "toy camera" as such, I would put it into that category if only because it's a very simple camera, offering no control beyond turning the flash on or off. Since it is almost box camera-like in terms of shutter speeds and aperture, it can only handle ISO 100/200 and 400 film, and even then, it relies heavily on the wide exposure latitude of colour negative film. Still, if can produce some very nice lomography-like pictures in the right hands.