Lumen prints

The simplest “photographic” techniques are those that involve contact printing, where the external light is used in place of the enlarger: at a time when enlargement devices did not exist yet this was the usual way and even before it was born the idea of negative thanks to Henry Fox Talbot with its calotype process, were in vogue the prints made from shadows of simple objects placed on reactive paper. Even today we can indulge with this technique, which requires…

Lens mounts sizes and registers

You may find yourself  wanting to use a lens belonging to a particular photographic system on a camera made by another manufacturer and then not compatible (in the digital world it happens quite often, especially with mirrorless cameras); this is the typycal situation in which help comes from the adapter rings, which are today quite popular and promise interchangeability between systems, almost complete at least among the major ones. The adapter ring has two main functions: the first is the…

Respool 828 roll

Among the most attractive cameras produced by Kodak are surely the 30’s Bantam Bellows: stylish and compact with characteristics of all respect for the time of production, these cameras used film in  828 roll format, also called Bantam, a typical example of the ongoing effort operated by Kodak to reduce the size of the units and create new proprietary systems. Having been the same Kodak practically the only producer of this film, at its disposal the Bantam series cameras have…