|Instacora-F2, with 45mm f/8 lens|
image by Rick Soloway (Image rights)
Dacora made several models for drop-in 126 film cartridges, responding to the successful Instamatic series from Kodak. The Instacora series included models with smooth metal or black leatherette finishes. Universa sold the same camera types in Western Europe under the Universa Instapak branding, as did Ilford, selling them as Ilford Sportsman Instant series.
The Instacora-F is a simple fixed focus camera. It was also sold in the UK by Ilford as the Ilford Sportsman C Instant.
The Instacora-F2 is a variant with superior anastigmatic lens and four exposure settings. It was also sold in the UK by Ilford as the Ilford Sportsman R Instant. The image shows the camera with the flashcube socket occupied.
The Instacora-E had the same Color Subitar 1:8/45 lens as the Instacora-F2, and in addition a built-in selenium meter. It was sold in the UK as the Ilford Sportsman E Instant.
- Instacora-F2 126 at Sylvain Halgand's (in French)