The Pentax Espio 80 is a camera that suckered me in purely because of the way it looks. To my eye, it has a bit of a Functionalist aesthetic. There’s no frills, it’s just a rectangular box with a lens, viewfinder and a few necessary buttons; and this very much fits my ideal from a design point of view. Of course, what it looks like and how good it is – or indeed how well it will suit me in practice – might well be poles apart. And with me only really shooting Ektachrome E100 reversal film at the moment, I felt that it was going to be given a bit of a workout.