Over recent years there has been a small flurry of reusable cameras popping up all with a similar spec and design attempting to be a more eco-friendly answer to disposables. Sticking out from the bunch the new Harman EZ-35 has motorised load, advance and rewind. It also comes along with a bit of design flair and a roll of HP5 to boot.
Watching these new reusable cameras come to market, seeing the feature set slowly increase, it is does sometimes feel like we are at the beginning of the path to a new autofocus point & shoot camera. We had disposables, then reusables, now reusables with motorised film transports. Could the next step be faster lenses, autofocus or auto exposure…?
One way or another, we aren’t there yet. But with the market booming for these reusable models, hopefully we might start to see more features creeping in. For now, the motorised film transport is definitely a welcome addition and definitely takes the camera a decent step away from the standard disposable… which hopefully means people will use it more too!
Harman EZ-35 Specification:
Film Format: 135 Film (24x36mm)
Lens: 31mm, F/11
Focusing: Focus Free, 1m – ∞
Viewfinder Field: 70%
Film Transport: Motorized load, advance & rewind
Flash: Built-in Flash, 15s recycle time
Lens Cover Also acts as shutter lock
Dimensions 110 (W) x 62 (H) x 38 (D) mm
Weight 126g (w/o battery)
Price-wise the EZ-35 sits at a respectable £47.99 directly from Harman. That comes complete with a battery, strap, and roll of Ilford HP5 – a nice little complete kit, ideal as gift to give to someone to try out film photography for the first time!