Kodak Flash Bantam

Kodak Flash Bantam Camera

That Time I “Half-Framed” a cute Kodak Flash Bantam camera (Part 2 of 3) – By Dave Powell

Part 1 of this three-part mini-series detailed how I converted a lovely little Kodak Flash Bantam camera to shoot half-frame images. It was fun and (more-or-less) easier than expected. This part describes what followed– my:

Half-frame winding strategy
Somewhat simple film-loading procedure and
Shooting techniques

Kodak Flash Bantam camera

That time I “Half-Framed” a cute Kodak Flash Bantam camera (Part 1 of 3) – By Dave Powell

I’ve long wanted a half-frame 35mm camera. Doubling one’s images per roll is especially great now that film costs more. I’m an inveterate tinkerer, though, and preferred to convert an inexpensive (but decent) “full-frame” camera, rather than buy a “real” half-frame. But what camera should I tackle? Ideally, it would be:

Fully mechanical
Blessed with a nice lens
Easily (and reversibly) converted and
Fun to shoot

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