pink slim dress

I got my first roll from the Pink Slim Dress — the Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim clone from Superheadz — back, and… I LOVE THIS CAMERA.

What’s great about this clone is that, except for the color, it’s an exact copy of the Viv UWS. (Except where the Viv says “Ultra Wide Lens”, the Pink Dress says “Super Fat Lens”!) Look at them side-by-side. But Superheadz has eliminated the Viv UWS’s major drawback: a flimsy film advance cog that frequently gives way with a tiny ping! halfway through the roll. Once that happens, attempting to advance or rewind the film will result in nothing but plasticky clicks of death. It’s why Viv UWSs are so often found being sold in junk stores for $1.

I’ve touted my Golden Half’s sturdiness before, and Superheadz appears to have done the same exemplary construction with the Pink Dress. I shot a 36-exposure roll — something anyone who’s owned a Viv UWS would advise against — with no problems at all.

You can see the whole set here.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. victoria evans
    May 11, 2010 @ 02:30:11

    FAB photos from your equally fab new Pink Dress. I love this camera. I made a neat little fabric purse for it to sit in and it goes with me everywhere.
    The second photo has great perspective and geometry.

  2. pinstripebindi
    May 11, 2010 @ 10:57:08

    Thanks for making me aware of it! I mean I was vaguely aware the camera existed, but I had NO idea it was a UWS knock-off. I have a feeling I’m going to get a lot of use out of it, especially since I recently moved to such a flat, wide-open rural area.

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