Ilford pronounces new 54-shot Ilfocolor Speedy Half Body disposable digicam

With all of the speak of individuals turning disposable digicam lenses into mirrorless lenses recently, it appears disposable digicam demand is on the rise. Answering the decision is Ilford, with their new 54-shot half-frame single-use digicam (SUC).

In contrast to most of Ilford’s merchandise, the Ilford Ilfocolor Speedy Half Body (purchase right here) really shoots color pictures. It’s rated to ISO400 and features a built-in flash.

Ilford – Heros in a half body!

The half-format uhhh.. format, basically cuts your 36x24mm body proper down the center, leading to two 18×24 frames – or 24×18, should you choose the longest edge first). This basically leads to a 4:3 side ratio picture as a substitute of the standard 3:2 we get from 35mm movie (or full-frame/APS-C DSLRs).

Whereas many might knock the drop in “decision”, for prints as much as about 7×5, you’re in all probability not going to actually discover all that a lot distinction between full-frame and half-frame pictures, particularly with a disposable lens.

Ilford Ilfocolor Speedy Half Body Specs

The Ilford Ilfocolor Speedy Half Body digicam has a set 31mm focal size, with a set f/11 aperture. The shutter velocity is mounted at 1/one hundred and twenty fifth of a second and as talked about above, the movie’s rated to ISO400.

So, bear all this in thoughts when contemplating the circumstances by which you wish to shoot it. Indoor circumstances could also be too dim, whereas outside circumstances is perhaps too brilliant. An publicity of 1/one hundred and twenty fifth @ f/11 and an ISO of 400 overexposes the Sunny 16 rule by nearly three stops.

The minimal (once more, mounted) focus distance of the digicam is a couple of metre, stretching all the best way to infinity. It comes preloaded with an AAA battery and has a built-in flash to assist in these darker circumstances.

Reusing the single-use digicam?

Regardless of my semi-joke remark above about turning disposable digicam lenses into mirrorless lenses, I do surprise what this one would create. On condition that it’s a half-frame digicam, it’s uncertain that it might cowl a full-frame sensor. However would possibly or not it’s large enough to cowl an APS-C sensor? I think it in all probability would.

Figuring out YouTube, I don’t suppose we’ll have to attend too lengthy for anyone to tear certainly one of these aside to cannibalise the lens. Though the common disposable digicam lenses clearly cowl all sizes smaller than full-frame, that these might cowl smaller sensor cameras means few of them might in the end go to waste.

Value and Availability

In the mean time, the brand new launch is proscribed to Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. It’s hoped that it’ll be coming to the USA, Europe and the remainder of the world in due time. Precisely when this will occur, is unknown.

In Australia it’s at the moment available from C.R.Kennedy for AU$29.95 (about US$19.38). I feel we will count on it to be round $19.99 when it’s ultimately launched within the US.

[via Digital Camera World]