Popular film formats

Popular filmformats

116 Film (and 616) Introduced in 1899 and discontinued in 1984 In 1932 Kodak introduced two new negative formats, 620 and 616. The 70mm wide 616 film format ( 2½” ×4¼” or  6.5×11 cm) was the same as the existing 116 film format but the negative stock was wound on smaller spools in order to fit smaller cameras. […]

Lanterna Magica: A Pageant of Illusions

  Centuries before the invention of photography and celluloid film, magic lantern and illuminated glass slides were at the cutting edge of entertainment. This inventive 18th-century technology dazzled and enthralled audiences as they watched projected animated pictures on a screen. This short film explores key points in the history of the magic lantern and the […]

How kodak lenses were produced

EASTMAN KODAK JIFFY + Kodak vest pocket

  Rochester Precision Optics This is a great historical film for any optics or camera buffs. In 2005, Rochester Precision Optics was formed after acquiring the assets and intellectual property of Kodak Optical Imaging Systems. This business was originally known as Kodak Hawk-Eye Works. It was established in 1912 for the design of optics after […]

History of Still Video in the 1980s

Sony MVC-C1

The first consumer-level “Mavica.” This model, MVC-C1, laid the foundation for how we enjoy digital photography today. Several accessories were available for the camera, including an AC adapter, battery pack, and playback adapter. Promoted as a “still video camera for the digital age,” the “Mavica” offers an auto-strobe, fast consecutive shooting, timer, and other features. […]