I don’t normally buy things on impulse (well, I’d like to think I don’t) but when I chanced upon the Golden Half camera while browsing through a blogshop sometime back in July, I simply HAD to get one.
My Red Trees Golden Half camera
The Golden Half camera is a 35mm half-frame camera manufactured by Superheadz. I’m enamoured with this camera because it uses the good ol’ 35mm film and you actually need to send the film to the lab for processing like we all did circa 2000. Isn’t it refreshing not being able to preview your photos right after you’ve taken them? No deletion of photos. No inkling whether or not you blinked in the shot. It’s all back to the basics! The idea of collecting the hardcopy photographs with the processed negatives enclosed in the envelope is strangely exciting.
The camera comes with a roll of film in a matching box
The camera with a roll of 24 exposure Kodak film
What’s a half-frame camera you ask? It means instead of getting 24 photos on a 24 exposure roll of film, you get to capture 48 shots as the camera enables a standard 3″ x 5″ photo to be split into half. So if you use a 36 exposure roll, you get up to 72 shots! Awesome!
“So throw away your book and why don’t you go out!” Lovely!
I brought along the camera to Phuket and took a whole load of photos there. Ms Niyo and I had so much fun snapping away on the Golden Half that we had to buy a new roll of film there. I’ll post some of the pictures up in my next entry on Phuket.