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Direct Positive RA-4 Reversal Prints

  Direct Positive RA-4 Reversal Prints. ft. Joe Van Cleave   A recepie You can make reasonable prints from some transparencies using Endura paper itself in a modified RA cross process. This is not for everyone, but is doable. The prints are rather high in contrast and have some mottle, but most low key scenes […]

History of camera shutters

In the past to make an image you needed a camera, a lens and some film. In the 1900s film was not as sensitive as in the 20th century. therefor a lens cap was sufficient for opening the lens and closing the lens as the shutter speeds were more than 5 seconds. Later on, films […]

Robert Frank Dies; Pivotal Documentary Photographer Was 94

Robert Frank

Mr. Frank one of my heroes in photography, best known for his groundbreaking book, “The Americans,” had a visually raw and personally expressive style that made him one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. Here you can see him with one of his favourite cameras the Olympus MJU-II  

Leica invented autofocus Minolta went on developing it.

Revue Flex PK Autofocus

Leica invented the autofocus camera system with the Correfot in 1976. Photo: WestLicht Camera Auction Legendary German camera maker Leica spent nearly 20 years patenting technology that would take focusing out of the hands of photographers. As with the 35 mm still camera the company created in 1925, Leica stood ready to once again revolutionize […]

Bronica Product Guide For different type of Zenza Bronica models

Zenza Bronica

Bronica Product Guide AD-180B5m Dated 5/74 (Cover Photograph) Bronica Deluxe (“D”) The Bronica Deluxe or “D” model camera was introduced in 1960 by Zenza Bronica. As the forerunner of an unbroken series of 2 1/4 square SLR cameras, it incorporated many design features still not found on competitive equipment after more than 16 years. The […]