We heard analog photography can get really expensive these days because of the rising cost of films. That said, wouldn’t it be nice if you could get more out of a regular roll of film? Well, getting double the exposures is exactly what Kodak Ektar H35 Film Camera can do.
The Kodak Ektar H35 is a half-frame camera which means a film roll with 36 exposures, for example, yields around 72 half-frame photos.
And you will want that because this pocket-size (4.3 x 2.4 x 1.5 inches/109 x 61 x 38 mm) and super lightweight (3.5 oz/99g) analog snapper beckons to be clicked all day long – even in low light, thanks to the built-in flash. The flash is turned on by adjusting the silver ring around the lens.
Half-frame is not just about film saving; it enables you to get creative with storytelling. Like, you know, how to tell a story through two consecutive frames:
Other notables include manual wind and rewind, 1/100s fixed shuttle speed, and a two-element 22 mm optical-grade acrylic lens of f9.5 aperture. The camera is powered by one AAA cell (not included).
This back-to-basic, bang-for-your-(film) bucks camera is good for both season photographers as well as beginners. With limited controls and fixed focus, this camera is a literal point-and-shoot and one that bears a classic, retro aesthetic, if I may add.
The Kodak Ektar H35 Film Camera is produced by Reto. It is available to order now in a choice of black, sage, sand, and brown, for a wallet-friendly US$49.99. Delivery is slated to happen in late July.