Another year another Halina ! The smart S is one of Haking most recent recent 35mm cameras and
their site still lists the its sibling the Vision smart as an active product. But is this modern spin on cheap and cheerful any good ?
Continue reading Smarty Pants ? – The Halina Vision Smart S Review
This simple fixed focus flash number was actually made by Haking and is based on the Halina Flash 350. But is this rebrand a contender in the toy cam class or just reheated left overs ? I took one for a stroll at dawn one morning to find out.
Continue reading Rehash Trash or Class ? – Hanimex 35SE Review
‘Twas Christmas Eve in Canny Cameraville and a small package arrived with a
Fuji FZ-5 and a few days later a Halina 160 turned up. But how do these 2 basic 1980’s plastic-tastic cameras fare ? Continue reading Yuletide trashcam shoot-off – Fuji FZ-5 v Halina 160
This quirky retro looking Haking number actually dates from 1962 not the 1950’s. I’ve no idea what PET stands for either but this Haking oozes more individualistic retro style than its more infamous sibling the Leica lookalike the 35x.
Continue reading A Retro too Far -Halina PET Review
This ultra compact plastic camera has grabbed by attention for a while. It is for a toy camera a wonderful piece of design and possibly the smallest mass produced camera for a common film format. Haking have made some corking fixed focus numbers IMHO and some howlers but where does this sit and is it the 110 world’s VUWS ?
(NOTE now updated here) Continue reading Halina Micro 110 Review – Is it the 110 VUWS ?
I reviewed the so called
Hong Kong Lomo last year. This nicely styled fixed focus shooter obviously draws its design cues from the Cosina CX series that also inspired the Lomo LC-A.
Halina Micro 35 in Revue 35FC guise
But there has been a lot of discussion online about this camera and setting. And it perhaps gives rise to a wider discussion about later fixed focus basic cameras
Continue reading Halina Micro 35 Redux – The Hong Kong Lomo Reappraised
This gorgeously styled 120 shooter hails from around 1960 with pretty impressive retro styling this camera looks like a classsic TLR (Twin Lens Reflex) camera
Halina Viceroy Pseudo TLR for 120 film. Ironically shot via instagram
Infact it is little more than a fixed focus box camera with a large brilliant viewfinder.
Continue reading Halina Viceroy Review – Diplomatic Fixed Focus Fun
This basic 35mm Fixed focus flashcam had intrigued me on eBay for some time. So when I got a chance to steal if for less than a quid I leapt at it,
Nova 35F a fixed focus 35mm flash cam’
But was it worth even a quid ?
Continue reading Nova 35F : Poundland Camera Challenge No 17
This weekend my Halina Autoflash 35 gave up the ghost. I’ve only shot a roll or 2 through it but have a sense of how this rather flimsy zone focus with compact flash worked.
Halina Autoflash 35 Compact 35mm Camera from Haking
Continue reading Halina Autoflash 35 Review : Farewell my Flimsy Friend
The 35X is perhaps the model that most folk remember when the word Halina is muttered. That Leica look-a-like is perhaps the best known of Haking’s creations but the Super 35X refines the mechanics and gave rise to a more unique style.
Halina Super 35X
Continue reading Halina Super 35X Review : Superstar or Hasbeen ?