Shooting analog is a unique and rewarding experience, and in this article, we compare two newly manufactured and highly affordable film cameras — the Kodak EKTAR H35 Half-Frame and the Ilford Sprite 35-II.
One of the most significant advantages of these cameras is their affordability, especially in comparison to the high cost of film rolls and their chemical processing.
With the money saved, you can purchase either camera with just a few days of skipping coffee runs.
This article isn't a comparison piece between the Ilford and Kodak cameras, as these options are similar in quality, price, and use case. Instead, think of this editorial as an overview of the best choice in the film camera game of 2023.
Let's face it: the prices of film cameras and film stocks are exponentially higher than years ago. Thanks to high inflation, chemical processing, supply chain concerns, and excruciatingly high demand — it's best to save money for the various film stocks where your photos yield higher-visible results.