Film cameras can be divided into three sub-categories: disposable, instant and traditional film cameras.
- Disposable cameras are ready to use off the shelf. Take your photo and have the film developed at a lab.
- Instant cameras like Instax and Lomography are easy and fun to use and requires little to no photographic knowledge. You simply buy the film, insert it into the camera and print your photographs on the go.
- Film photography, also known as analogue photography, requires serious attention to detail as you have to adjust shutter speed, aperture and ISO manually, taking into consideration the film you’re using. Most film cameras do have a semi-auto to full auto option. The biggest challenge is that you don’t have an instant reference of the photo taken as with digital cameras, so you can’t check whether your focus, composition and aperture is correct. You get film cameras that use 35mm Film, but you also have your bulkier medium format film cameras that take 120 Film. Many professional photographers first mastered the art of analogue photography and consider it a fantastic teacher of light and composition.
Variety can be overwhelming, but don’t let this stop you. After zoning in on the type of camera that suits your lifestyle, get in touch with our expert consultants to find out more about your options. With so many, you’ll surely find a perfect fit!