Canon Demi EE17

Canon Demi EE17

from side, Ill take a better one next time.
A half-frame camera is a camera using a film format at half the intended exposure format. A common variety is the 18x24mm format on regular 135 film. It is the normal exposure format on 35mm movie cameras. For still cameras using the 35mm film, the usual format is 24x36mm, so still cameras taking 18x24mm exposures are called half-frame cameras.

There was a vogue of half-frame cameras in the 1960s, mainly from Japan, originating with the Olympus Pen models. It allowed to build a very compact camera, yet using the regular film that can be bought anywhere, unlike the other subminiatures that used exotic films (16mm, 9.5mm, etc.). This vogue ended when cameras like the Rollei 35 or the Olympus XA showed that it was possible to make cameras as small as the half-frame ones, but taking full 24x36mm exposures.

With a half-frame camera, one can fit twice as many pictures onto a standard roll of film. For example, 72 exposures on a 36-exposure roll, 48 on a 24-exposure one, and so on.

The most advanced half-frame camera that was designed as such from the start is the Olympus Pen F single lens reflex.

For some specific needs, there were cameras originally designed for full-frame pictures that were produced in very small series as half-frame models, for example some Leica, Nikon or Robot rangefinders, and some Alpa SLRs. These are mainly interesting as collectibles.
– from wikipedia.

This is a negative of a half frame camera's film.
this is what a half frame film looks like

This is a negative of a full frame camera's film.
this is what a full frame film looks like

Canon Demi EE17's View Finder.
this is inside the View finder of Canon Demi EE17

I give 2 stars to this camera..
its not a very good camera, but it looks cool
its not as small as it looks, its heavy too.

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    • kwongchor
    • February 2nd, 2009

    wow new film,400uc,how much did u buy?
    i m still keeping an olympus xa,and just sold a olympus pen ee2

    • the film is not new.. its been for a while., the color is becautiful, i guess you can find it in singapore too. you kodak is from america.. so i guess you can find the film in any part of the world

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