Friday, June 22, 2012

Superheadz Golden Half

Aperture: F8 - 11
Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec
Shooting Range: 1.5m to infinite
Film Type: 35mm
Photo Size: 24 x 18mm 
Film Counter: 72 images maximum 
Dimensions: 3 x 3" 
Film Advance / Rewind manually

The Golden Half is one of only a few half-frame cameras that is still being made.  As you can see above there isn't much to it.  Pretty much just decide if it is sunny or cloudy and start shooting. There also is a hot shoe so flash is another option.  The Golden Half feels pretty solid for a lofi camera.  Its plastic has a rubbery feel that can probably handle some accidents.  The Golden Half fits easily into a shirt pocket and because of its build and light weight it is easy to forget it is there until you need it.  I have found it to be a good walking around camera for daylight shooting. One of the biggest things for me has been to remember to take off the lens cap.  As a long time SLR user I am not used to a camera where I can still see something in the viewfinder when the lens cap is on.  Although now that I seem to have lost the lens cap that isn't so much of a problem.

The images from the Golden Half are what you would expect.  They tend to be decently sharp at the middle and get softer toward the edges.  

For the most part I find the images from the Golden Half to be pleasing.  Still I think the main advantage of the Golden Half is that it is so easy to carry around and that it takes so many pictures on a roll of film.  

Golden Half Gallery