Will wonders never cease? Wild Planet has just released a new half-frame camera -- the Spy Wrist Cam. It uses 35mm film and you get twice as many pictures as a full-frame user, but technically the Spy Wrist Cam isn't a half-frame. That's only because the format is slightlky smaller than 18x24. It's more like 12x18 -- about the size of a Minolta MG-S negative, but the the Spy Wrist Cam makes up for it in some ways. The edges of the film plane have a mask that imprints "SPY GEAR" on the edge of every picture, along with lines and various "tick-marks" to make the resulting print look snazzy. To a 12 year old, OK?
The camera has a simple 22mm lens which appears to be set about f11. With a fixed focus lens, everything will be in focus, but this is strictly a daytime use camera. No provision for a flash unit, but it does have a wrist strap and exposure counter. The camera is very small and lightweight and would be a good choice on a raft trip.
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