Tag Archives: Fixed-Focus

Retro Chic Lo-Fi – Escura Snaps 35 Review

Escura are a name that have kicked around for a while. This HK & Thai based company are best known for their Kickstarters. A retro instax and the Hasselback – the long delayed Instax back. But they make other cameras and faster that you can say Dubblefilm Show clone, I ordered the Escura Snaps 35, a delightfully shabby chic styled erm….. Dubblefilm clone.

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Summer Camp Blues – Camp Snap camera Review

If Lo-fi film cameras are no longer just the core of the analogue camera market. There weirdly has started to be a trend for digital cameras of the same ilk. This year saw the launch of the Camp Snap camera, specifically aimed at being given to kids. Intended for that great North American tradition of setting them miles away for the Summer to camps. With almost no features and no screen, it aims to recreate disposable like feel. But with 8MP and 4GB or more of storage.

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Half pint class with a Glass – Kodak Ektar H35N

Another month another premium Half-Frame. Reto are back with a updated version of arguably the most talked about film camera of 2022. But does the Ektar H35N live up to the hype of it Predecessor ? Nope – it smashes it . Arguably the best Plastic fantastic both half or full frame in years. So I decided to take it to Helsinki.

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The Roland Garros Edition Lo-Fi – The Lomography LomoApparat Review

A decade ago Lomography was the king of Lo-Fi. But the market in the 2020’s has seen a resurgence of plastic fantastic. And it’s against the new pretenders that the LomoApparat is aiming.

So how about a deluxe feature loaded plastic fantastic to strike back ?But is Lo-Flying brilliance or a over priced pretender ?

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Second Half – The Agfaphoto Half Frame Film Camera Review

When Reto launched the Kodak Ektar H35 last year, they must have thought they’d carved out a niche. There was quite buzz for the new half-frame. But with Alfie Tych launched on Kickstarter it looked like there was some momentum behind the recurrence of a historic format. And now Agfaphoto has entered the frame with a tweaked version of their Dubblefilm Show Clone shooting half frame.

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Half Full or Half Empty ? – Kodak Ektar H35 Review

2022 felt like Reto’s year. The plucky HK based disrupters had garnered huge praise for their relaunch of the VUWS. But then the pulled a blindside we never expected. Half frame and in Kodak clothes. The Kodak Ektar H35.

And in the summer of ’22 the web lost it’s sh*t for this camera with vlogs and blogs a plenty. But does it really live up to hype ?

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The Lone Star – The Urban Outfitters VF201 Review

We live in an era of film resurgence. With new models appearing it seems every month from Revo’s Plastic Shooters to Nons’s Instax SLRs. But guess what for a few years a major fashion retailer has been selling a new Autofocus 35mm compact for the measly sum of $28USD.

Except that’s not quite true. Someone is telling Porkies about the VF201.

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