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. […]

How to change to a 10 megapixel output on a D1X

Nikon D1 (used in UMC Hospital Utrecht NL)

Nikon View 5.1.4 and later provides an image transfer tool, image browsing, basic editing tools and also includes a “plug-in” for Adobe® Photoshop®. This “plug-in” provides the possibility of further enhancement of RAW “NEF” images. Using either Nikon View or Adobe Photoshop, it is possible to open NEF files as either 10 megapixels (4016×2616) or the […]

Large format COLOR POLAROID ALTERNATIVE

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 […]