Stenopeika 6×6

The pinhole photography has always been fertile ground for the DIY given the apparent ease with which you can build a working camera and fully adapted to their tastes and needs; are not just lovers of self that have turned this hobby into a real business. Stenopeika has become a brand that rightfully belongs to this genre thanks all’aprezzata range of handmade pinhole camera that has evolved over the years to include different film sizes and types of cameras, some…

Kiev 60 TTL

HISTORY In the early 70s the Ukrainian factory Arsenal was tasked to develop a camera to compete with the widespread Praktisix and Pentacon Six, both SLR cameras with 120 film and 6×6 image format with a general approach similar to that of smaller 135 SLRs. Thus was born the first Kiev 6C (it would be more correct to say 6S), a mammoth SLR with decidedly boxy lines which rest in production for fourteen years, until 1985: this model was a…

Quality 110 cameras

110  format has been always considered synonymous with low quality photography done especially for fun: small 100 box cameras have been for years one of the surprise gifts contained in bags of potato chips or as attachments to magazines for children. They were in fact simple plastic boxes with a 110 cartridge inside, which was often the only one that would never impressed by those cameras. Same way, “adults” products from the photographic industry for the 110 format have always…

35 (00) format

Historical Background The 35 (00) format is not well known even if we can consider it as the predecessor of the135 roll; the format was introduced in 1916 as a culmination of Kodak’s efforts in the progressive size reduction equipment for the benefit of a increasingly crowd of amateur photographers. The camera that accompanied the market introduction of the film still represents one of the smallest cameras ever produced by Kodak (and, certainly, the smallest box camera at all). These…