Disposable? not any more.
When looking for lens options for the TYCH I found an old disposable film camera and this set a few wheels in motion. Whilst the high street labs send their disposable cameras off for recycling, the smaller labs are left with a challenge of what to do with loads of plastic and electronic waste. I got in touch with the wonderful people at Analogue Wonderland and in no time at all a large box of sad looking cameras was landing in my workshop.
There’s clearly some differences between cameras but most have a fairly standard meniscus polycarbonate lens. Thankfully the most common disposable has a reasonably high quality version with a nice helping of “character”.
The plan is to re-cycle the lenses in the 1st instance, but I do have plans for other parts of the cameras, just need to get the TYCH off the ground 1st.