A box of old cameras No.5: The Halina Super-Mini 88

Halina Super-mini 88

Halina Super-mini 88

Many years ago I was going backpacking to France and Italy with my wife Gina. We intended using the European train network to get about and I wanted a really small and lightweight camera to take along. I chose the Halina. It proved to be a good choice. It stood up to the knocks, the weather and general man-handling very well indeed and survives to this day.

Halina open and ready to shoot

Halina open and ready to shoot

The Halina Super-Mini 88 was an ultra-compact viewfinder camera for type No. 110 film cassettes. It had a non-focusable lens and a reverse Galilean optical viewfinder. It had a self-encapsulating camera body that covered the shutter release button when closed. The camera had to be pulled to uncover the button, the lens and the viewfinder for the next exposure. The shutter had to be cocked by closing and opening the camera. A flashcube connector sat at the top left hand corner of the camera.

Halina 110mm cassette loading area

Halina 110mm cassette loading area

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One response to “A box of old cameras No.5: The Halina Super-Mini 88

  1. Never heard of this brand, are they up there with the likes of Minolta, Nikon, Canon?

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