Keen to try film photography? Snap up a Kodak Black Friday deal from just AU$32

Kodak Ektar H35 half-frame cameras in different colours arranged on a table alongisde a Black Friday badge
(Image credit: Kodak)

Film photography has made a resurgence, particularly with the younger generation who grew up with digital cameras. While it's possible to pick up a vintage film camera on eBay for a few hundred dollars, it takes a little knowledge beforehand to make the most of cameras such as the Nikon FM and the Canon F-1.

For anyone who's keen on experimenting first before investing in a manual film camera that costs more, the best place to start would be with a newer model that's easily available and cheaper. A lot cheaper!

Kodak Ektar H35AU$76.30from AU$61.05 on Amazon

Kodak Ektar H35 | AU$76.30 from AU$61.05 on Amazon (save up to AU$15.25)

The lowest price for a Kodak Ektar H35 half-frame camera is for the Sage colourway, and while Amazon's discount is just 20%, the camera typically retails for around AU$79 to AU$99. So your savings are actually better shopping from Amazon. The Brown and the Sand colour options are also discounted but they will set you back a little more at AU$69 and AU$72.60 respectively.

Kodak M35AU$34AU$32 on Amazon

Kodak M35 | AU$34 AU$32 on Amazon (save AU$2)

Admittedly a couple of dollars isn't anything to write home about but the RRP of a Kodak M35 in Australia is AU$39, so you are getting a slightly better saving from Amazon on what is already a remarkably affordable film camera. Available in multiple colours at the same price.

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Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

In addition to looking after they day-to-day functioning of Digital Camera World in Australia, Sharmishta is the Managing Editor (APAC) for TechRadar as well, and helps produce two of Future's photography print magazines Down Under. Her passion for photography started when she was wandering the wilds of India studying monkeys (yes, life took a sharp turn somewhere along the way) and is entirely self-taught. That puts her in the unique position of understanding what a beginner or enthusiast is looking for in a camera or lens, and writes to help those like her on their path to developing their skills or finding the best gear. While she experiments with quite a few genres of photography, her main area of interest is nature photography – wildlife, landscapes and macro. She still prefers an optical viewfinder but is utterly fascinated with what mirrorless technology has been able to achieve. 

With an ear to the ground in the Asia-Pacific territory, she is constantly on top of camera news and breaking developments in the Australian region, in addition to sourcing local deals during big retail events like Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday / Cyber Monday. 

She’s also a skilled stargazer, always eager to share astrophotography tips such as photographing the blood moon without even using a tripod!