Michael Landon, right in the middle of his run on the hugely successful Little House on the Prairie TV series, took a little time out from job playing Mr Ingalls to tell people about the various Kodak easy-to-use Instamatic cameras… and even brought his family along for the ride.
Michael Landon for Kodak Tele-Instamatic 608
I wanted two cameras in one pocket.
Make the most of the times in your life – Michael Landon, writer, director, star.
When I’m behind my own camera, I like to shoot things my way. So I got a Kodak Tele-Instamatic 608 camera.
It takes big, colorful pictures two ways, telephoto and normal. Actual picture size is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″. There are two f/11 Lumenized lenses inside. Just flick a switch to change from normal to telephoto. It couldn’t be simpler. A built-in lens cover protects the lenses when the camera’s in my pocket.
Then there are several ingenious things to make sure I don t goof; double-exposure prevention, centering marks in the viewfinder, and fixed focus. And it looks good. Especially with your own personal monogram on the back.
Captions on right: A normal shot of my son, Mike Jr. / Telephoto gives you a closer look. / This is my daughter, Leslie, and my loudest son, Chris.
Michael Landon for Kodak Trimlite 18 camera
I wanted little Mike to show me his world
– Michael Landon, writer, director, star.
I told my son to take a good look at the world. And then put a frame around the things he likes to see best. “It’s almost as if your Kodak camera is your window on the world,” I said.
The Kodak Trimlite Instamatic 18 camera. It couldn’t be simpler. Or handier. Mike just aims and shoots, and gets big, colorful pictures.
You don’t have to focus or adjust anything. And the Lumenized lens gives you sharp, clear pictures. A soft-touch shutter release means there’s less chance of camera movement. You can have your own personal monogram on the back. There’s built-in double-exposure prevention. So it’s really a sophisticated camera that happens to be so simple anyone can use it.