In recent years, film cameras are making a comeback, as evidenced by the launch of Kodak Ektar H35, a low-cost option for those looking for cheap photographic thrills and having fun. Spending a small sum on a film camera makes good sense, and the Kodak Ektar H35 half-frame film camera is the perfect choice for experimenting with vintage photography. The point-and-shoot camera with a pocket-friendly option in the true sense, as it can comfortably be slid into your pocket. The camera has a single button and is compatible with 35 mm film cartridges. The camera without any adverse environmental impact typical of single-use cameras is an attempt to resurrect analog technology amid the digital boom.
Kodak Ektar H35 – The Look and Style
The camera looks beautiful in its simple design and is fun to use even without experience or expertise in handling cameras. A bit of common sense is enough to embark on your photography sessions with the Kodak Ektar H35 camera. The lightweight camera can be your perfect travel companion as you can tuck it in your pocket or throw it in your bag without feeling it’s there. You can shoot films on a minimal budget because the Kodak Ektar H35 half-frame camera doubles the number of frames you can shoot with a standard 35 mm film roll.
You can avail of 72 exposures with a film roll instead of the 36 exposures offered by standard film cameras. The conventional image size of 36×24 mm is cut down to half – 17×24 mm, thus doubling the number of exposures. The images of the Kodak Ektar camera are taller than their length. The portrait orientation and lower resolution make half-frame photography great fun.
Design and Build
The ABS plastic body in a combination of chrome and black with various trims of sage, sand, brown or black faux leather looks charming, and its tiny size of 2.4×4.3×1.5 inches ensures that you can always carry it with you wherever you go. The all-plastic construction makes the camera lightweight and weighs only 3.5 oz. The camera needs a AAA battery to power the built-in flash, and you can shoot in natural light without the flash.
The Kodak film camera has only the bare essential controls, such as the shutter release, a film advance wheel, a film rewind button, a flash toggle switch, a film door latch, and a film rewind crank. The frame counter helps you keep track of the film serial when you resume shooting after an interval. The tracking is essential because you might sometimes feel confused due to the double exposure.
The lens of Kodak Ektar is incredibly sharp at closer distances because of the sophisticated 22 mm acrylic lens with two elements. It’s much better than most half-frame cameras’ 20-30 mm lenses. However, for the best performance of the Kodak Ektar H35 camera, you must maintain a distance of 4-5 feet from the object.