Rising film costs? Half-frame cameras might just be the solution

Kodak Ektar H35 sample images
(Image credit: Kodak)

We post a lot about film photography and how the rising costs are putting some photographers off. People who once solely shot film are turning to digital to bring costs down, but there is another way that some photographers are coping with the additional expense: by shooting with half-frame cameras. 

Half-frame cameras, also known as single- or split-frame cameras, are nothing new, but they seem to have made a bit of a comeback recently since Kodak released the Ektar H35 in 2022 - and an updated Ektar 35N due to go on sale imminently.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.