80’s Original Flasher!

They wouldn’t believe your 80’s camera!

Most children today have smartphones with cameras that take higher resolution pictures than Hubble! Do you think they’d believe you if you said your old 80’s camera had disposable flash bulbs that you literally had to throw in the bin after a few pictures!

80's Flash cube www.tuckshopmemories.com

Four low-light selfies and you’re 80’s flash cube is done!

For really serious photographers there were these amazing 10 flash units, and so compact too!

80's Flash stick www.tuckshopmemories.com

If you used them all at once your subject was incinerated.

For the purists there was the good old ‘one bulb in a hood’ that had to be removed (at the risk of taking the skin off your finger-tips) and replaced for every shot; just like those old time concertina cameras on tripods!

80's Flash bulb www.tuckshopmemories.com

One bulb people, one bulb!

So next time your kids are complaining about the poor quality of their ‘taken in almost pitch black’ smartphone images, remind them of the trauma you had to endure.