Lavec TC-305 Camera Details
A few tips: when using a flash with the TC-305, make sure the flash hasn't slid back in the "hot shoe" (it must be pushed in fully) or it won't fire. Press the shutter button firmly and quickly. To open the back door, pull up on the rewind lever, then pull back on the lower part of the door. The Lavec TC305's counter won't go beyond thirty three exposures.
The Lavec TC-305 is compatible with the Unomat Polo flash unit, among others. Lavec brand flash units also exist and are probably compatible with this camera, although this has not been confirmed. A standard tripod successfully fit the TC-305 when connected. An advantage of the TC305 is that it does not require any batteries. However, it remains to be seen what sort of photographs this camera can produce.
Note: We found that this camera's shutter may refuse to fire at cold temperatures, such as under 10F. After warming up, it works fine again.
Update: After finally finishing a roll of Rite Aid ISO-200 film in the Lavec TC-305 and getting it developed, the results are rather impressive; accurate, rich colors and clear photos that are free from any unwanted streaks or dots. These are better results than other point-and-shoot cameras (Vivitar, Olympus, Meikai) have yielded, even with Kodak film. A small flash unit was used for most indoor photographs, but the best photos were taken outside without a flash. There were good results on the next roll as well, but some odd streaks on a few shots - these may have been caused by the developer, camera, or film.