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There is no denying that technology is moving fast. Digital images have swiftly replaced film due to its convenience and the ability for the user to take thousands of images with the option to delete them at the touch of a few buttons. The shift in our use from film to digital is undeniable, but will we ever fully allow ourselves to become detached from the physical presence of film photographs?
I am still in touch with the benefits that film offers that digital technology can never give. I love being able to snap away with the promise that you won't know what you have achieved until the film is developed. There is something exciting about the whole experience. I remember as a youngster sitting on the bench outside the chemists after collecting the photos being unable to contain my excitement at seeing the end results.
So, I think it is clear that I still believe film photography has a place in the market. The question here is can the Kodak Ultra Compact Flash represent such an experience in a rewarding way. The Kodak Ultra Compact Flash is a single use camera with a built-in flash. The 35mm film gives the user 39 exposures and as is expected with disposable cameras it has a manual film advancement. When looking through the viewfinder located in the middle at the top edge of the camera you will see the same image that you should expect to produce. This is obviously not strictly true, as film is often so unpredictable! That is the beauty of this kind of photography and is the reason behind my love for film!
The body of the camera is admittedly made at as little expense as is possible due to its disposable nature. Fortunately there has been thought put into the design of the camera. There are some nice curves and comfortable areas where you can expect to lay your fingers upon when taking an image, the look of the camera overall is a lot better than some disposable cameras. Priced at around £12 the Kodak Ultra Compact Flash isn't the cheapest disposable around, but with a built-in flash and an impressive 39 exposure capability I am uneasy at suggesting the price is excessive.
The final result is ultimately the most important part to most people and the quality of the images produced by the Kodak Ultra Compact Flash were varied. This adds to the whole mystery of film. Some of my images were of a good quality and for that I am glad I chose film over digital, but some images left a lot to be desired and due to this digital will always be preffered by most from now on.
The Kodak Ultra Compact Flash is one of the better disposable cameras out there. As this camera is still available on Amazon I wouldn't put anyone off spending Dooyoo Mile redemptions on this product - why not relive your youth and bring back those days of sitting outside the chemists on a Winters morning to discover what you created on holiday the previous week!
NB I have rated down for processing/quality and reliability, ultimately this is what makes film such a great proposition!
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