8-17-16 35mm Half-Frame Camera Research

Hey Readers,

The last couple weeks I’ve been obsessed with researching 35mm half-frame cameras. I’m taking a trip in October and I want to bring a 35mm film camera, but don’t want my Nikon F3 getting stolen. For those of you unfamiliar with half-frame cameras, they were big from the the 1960s to the 1980s, when processing film was expensive.

More about half-frame 35mm Cameras

Because of the expense of film processing, camera companies designed cameras that would shoot two photos for each 35mm frame. They also made them quite small which made them ideal for travel. It would be great to own one, so I can shoot 72 images per roll, as opposed to 36 exposures with a regular 35mm camera. As you may have guessed, there is an online scene of half-frame shooters providing great examples of half-frame photography.

So after falling down the rabbit hole, the three cameras I’ve come away lusting after, are the Olympus Pen F, Olympus Pen FT, and the Canon Demi.

Below are links to photos taken by each camera:
Olympus Pen F
Olympus Pen FT
Canon Demi Flickr Group

I hope this helps your research!

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Posted August 17, 2016 by Gabriel in category "35mm Photography", "Photography