09.04.09 by Jeff

Golden Half Camera!

I just bought this little guy yesterday! He shoots 35mm and splits the frame right down the middle so you actually get to shoot 72 photos on a roll of 36! Quite a crispy little lens and the hot shoe on the side fits all standard flash units. So fun!

golden half camera 35mm photography photo toy

golden half camera 35mm photography photo toy

golden half camera 35mm photography photo toy

golden half camera 35mm photography photo toy

golden half camera 35mm photography photo toy

I snagged it at the hipster ikea (urban outfitters) downtown for $60. They did not pay me to say this, in fact I am a bit hesitant to mention them on the site as they are known for ripping off artists’ work for their t-shirt designs – but it remains the cheapest place to get the camera.













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • I am halfway through my first roll, I will post my shots when I get them developed!

  • daniela.

    ooh! its so cute. Post some pictures!! 🙂

  • Jack

    Let me know where you can develop those photo film since I can’t find any photo shop that have the technology to develop half-frame film anymore in Richmond/Vancouver.

    • i was under the impression you just developed it the same as normal.

      • DAVID S

        It will be the same chemicals to develop the film, its just the shop will probably have to scan them manually with it being half-frame.

      • i dont understand why they’d have to do this? this is assuming i want prints that are just regular prints with a black bar down the middle and an image on either side. i am not looking to get halfsized prints

  • David S

    I just made a lego camera that does that, it should half the cost of all my snapshot processing!

  • I own a split camera, which is almost the same as yours. This website showcased what the camera could do http://shop.lomography.com/splitcam/. There’s some really cool shots on there.

  • Meg

    I agree about UO. Although I’ve really been wanting the black bird, fly camera and they’re the cheapest for that as well.

    • dale

      I’ve got a Blackbird, Fly and I’m not so sure you can split pictures. There are little plastic frames you can add to the film house area for square shots and normal rectangle format or you can leave it empty to let the sprocket holes to show through on your pictures.

      Is there any easy way to modify the BBF camera to get split shots or is one of us misinformed?

      • dale

        A-ha, in that case… nevermind!

      • i dont think she meant you could split the pics she just meant they are the cheapest for buying those cameras as well. unless i misunderstood

  • Robert B Cooper

    That would be fun to use.

  • Sascha

    Sounds like a lot of fun.

  • christie

    I have an Olympus Pen that does the same thing. They’re so fun!

  • TAKE SOME PHOTOS AND GET EM PROCESSED ASAP!!!

  • you can pick them up online here http://www.co-opstoreonline.com

  • also heres some shots I took with one http://blog.co-opstoreonline.com/2009/03/26/68/

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  • can we see examples of the photos it takes??

  • christina

    About developing the film -they’re processed the same way, so you def could take your rolls to any photo developer.

    Although, the first time I did take a roll, someone ended up cutting them in halves.. I assumed they were new, rather than a dum dum.
    So if you take them to someone who doesn’t seem to know what they’re doing, or unfamiliar, just give em a heads up that they’re split frames.

  • you just get them developed the same as any film. you just have 2 pics on the one piece of photo paper ie like this http://tinyurl.com/db54mu . i use it to photograph contrasting items and shit. get into. werd.

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  • novalis

    If you want to avoid big box stores, also sold online at Brooklyn5and10.com for 49bucks.

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  • You can get the Golden Half in all its styles for $49 + NYC sales tax (=$53 something) at PowerHouse Arena (PowerHouse Publishing Co’s book store) in DUMBO if you live in Brooklyn, that’s where I got mine. On Water St., significantly cheaper than Urban Outfitters.. and, don’t you feel better shopping at an independent publishing house than at UO?

  • You can get the Golden Half (in all styles and varieties) at POWERHOUSE BOOKS in BROOKLYN (DUMBO). If you’re in NYC anyway, and you don’t want to support Urban Outfitters, Go check out powerHOUSE, they’re a great independent book store in Brooklyn to support.

    Best of all, I bought mine for $49 – $11 cheaper than UO!!

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  • bayek

    I got this little sweet camera for my birthday a week ago, I have just started my first film roll… can’t wait to see the shots 🙂





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