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.Continue reading Retro Chic Lo-Fi – Escura Snaps 35 Review
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.Continue reading Half pint class with a Glass – Kodak Ektar H35N
The Sintex might look like a bad ~2000 mini DV camcorder. But the Sintex is actually an ergonomically disastrous 35mm still shooter and a scammy one as well. It’s a dubious lo-fi number reeking of scamera and a niche design that is frankly garbage.Continue reading It’s a Sin(tex) -The Sintex Camera 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 ?Continue reading The Roland Garros Edition Lo-Fi – The Lomography LomoApparat 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.Continue reading Second Half – The Agfaphoto Half Frame Film Camera 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 ?Continue reading Half Full or Half Empty ? – Kodak Ektar H35 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.Continue reading The Lone Star – The Urban Outfitters VF201 Review
Credit to to Reto, they successfully brought the VUWS back with very successful launch of the Reto UWS. But turns out that wasn’t the only VUWS clone out there. In fact the Jelly lens Camera comes straight from the same factory. It’s a bit cheaper but is it any good ?Continue reading The Other VUWS – The Jelly Lens UWS Camera – 1 Roll Review
Or How not to do a head to head Review
The cult plastic legend that is the VUWS (Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim) rides again in the form of the Reto UWS (Ultra Wide and Slim). And this got folks really excited so I decided to take the orginal out with the new kid
But how does the Reto UWS compare to the VUWS ?
It would help if I had loaded the same film
Right at the end of COP 26 Summit, the launch of the Lensfayre Snap LF-35M might at first appear to be a bit late to the party. The plastic simple camera market has mushroomed since the launch of the Kodak M35 and the Dubblefilm Show. But unlike its rivals this isn’t a mere clone and bring some serious Eco cred to the market place.Continue reading The Eco Warrior- The Lensfayre Snap LF-35M Review