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Get your creative juices flowing with this Juice Box Camera



In this world of ever-increasing high-tech digital cameras it's nice to throttle back and appreciate some of the low-tech things in our lives. When's the last time you made some photos with 35mm film (yes, it still exists)? OK, when's the last time you made pictures with a juice box?


With the 35mm Juice Box Camera from Photojojo you can do both. Disguised as a box of apple juice, this little camera can be innocently sitting on the breakfast table with the morning muffins, disguised and ready for those spontaneous photos of your unsuspecting subjects. It's also great for candid photos of kids who might be intimidated by a normal camera.



This all-plastic camera returns you to the simplest of photographic roots. With just a lens and a shutter and using no batteries, you can make creative low-tech shots complete with vignetting and occasional light leaks that make each image unique. The 28mm/f9.5 lens works best with ISO 800 film shooting at a fixed shutter speed of 1/100th of a second. There are no exposure adjustments to make, just cock the shutter and shoot!

The Juice Box Camera has a unique design that uses the "straw" as the shutter. Just twist the straw to cock the shutter and press it down to shoot. Below are some actual photos take with the camera.


This is a cool gadget that would be a great gift for a kid, teacher, camera collector or anyone who likes to make photos an have fun. I want one!

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 10:19am]


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