Category Archives: Camera History

The Collodion process

The Collodion process

The Collodion process, also known as the wet plate process, is a photographic technique that was developed in the 1850s and became popular in the late 19th century. The process involves coating a glass plate with a mixture of collodion (a liquid made from nitrated cotton) and silver iodide, which is then sensitized and exposed […]

The 19th century was a pivotal time in the history of photography

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. During this period, various inventors and scientists developed new technologies and techniques that would lay the foundation for modern photography. One of the most important figures of this era was William Henry Fox Talbot, who in 1839 introduced the Calotype process, which used paper coated with silver iodide to create a negative image that […]

Silvergrain Classics : Fireside Chats are back

The Fireside Chats are back, sign up for the free webinar with the link below! Don’t miss the chance to submit your questions to our guests, CineStill founders Brandon and Brian Wright, large-format artist Jan Schlegel, Catawiki camera expert Edwin Molenaar, and creative pinhole artist Heather Oelklaus. Sign up at this link:…/741…/WN_-IeNF7pHRTO6XDyb0Ombeg

A nice BBC documentary about Photography History

Krasnogorsk KMZ Jupiter 11 135mm F4.0 M39 Silver edition

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  The video was made by Markus Hofstätter please have a look at his youtube channel about collodium and large format photography.

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. […]

Dave’s Retro Video Lab: Jim’s Old Vintage Video Camera

Panasonic Colour Video Camera WVP-50E + SABA Video Recorder VCR6073 (VHS-C)

  Panasonic Colour Video Camera WVP-50E + SABA Video Recorder VCR6073 (VHS-C)

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 […]

The Miracle Camera

Ferrogian Paulo : Ferro GF 81 (Ring Camera)

The Miracle Camera from Stefano Giacomuzzi on Vimeo. Bout the builder of the Ferrogian Paulo: Ferro GF 81 (Ring Camera)

How kodak lenses were produced

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  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 […]

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