Rollei used to make beautiful, quality cameras, then this happened. I don’t think they really had much to do with this basic snapper.
Rollei Telepocketline 300
One obvious change was the switch to cheaper products it was hoped would sell better. The Telepocketline 300 “by Rollei” was made in Singapore and is identical to the Honeywell Telepocketline 300 – which doesn’t quite conjure up the same air of striking design and quality engineering. Of course a simple glance at it would have dispelled any illusions anyone had that Rollei has anything to do with its design.
The major advantage of something being an ill-thought-of piece of junk (in comparision to earlier Rollei models) even when it was new mean that now they are super cheap. Their earlier cameras go for a lot more pounds than 3, but probably take better pictures, too – maybe I will find out one day, but for now, it’s over to the gallery.
Format/Type: Colour Negative
Full Total: £8.19
Cost per shot: £0.34
My Rating: 5
Just one more 110 camera to go, unless I get hold of another one in the meantime. The next one came with an unused film already inside it, so I won’t be using the Super Pink 100 next time!