Pre-order the New hype Pentax 17 film camera for $499

Film Nostalgia but don’t want a cheapo P&S film camera or an old film SLR? Fear not, Pentax comes to the rescue with the first fruits of the labor of their two year old film project. It’s a brand new film camera! It’s the Pentax 17 and it is available for pre-ordering for $500 at B&H Photo. This is a 35mm half frame (not full frame) camera and as such, it takes regular 35mm film but puts two half/vertical exposures on each frame. So you get to shoot twice as many pictures per roll.

This is a fixed lens camera with a glued-on 25mm f3.5 lens. All the work into the Ricoh GR series did not go to waste 🙂

You can learn more about in the TLDR 5 minute B&H video, followed by a 35 minute (35mm pun intended?) panel discussion between two Pentax representatives and B&H. YouTube-embedded below for your convenience. No, I won’t embed them in half-frame 😉