Agilux Agiflash

HISTORY Agilux is a company established by AGI, the British entity specializing in the manufacture of instrumentation in support of military activities, with considerable attention in the field of optics; the subsidiary was founded just after the Second World War and devoted to production of cameras and optical equipment intended for the civilian market, also producing for others (i.e. the Ilford Sprite cameras were produced by Agilux). The first attempts were the ones to convert to civilian use the aerial…

Kodak cameras

Kodak, as well as being the largest film producer in the world, has played a key role in the production of cameras, often innovative and always aimed at the spread of photography in the areas most extensive, with many of them, especially in the late nineteenth century and the first thirty years of the twentieth century, were accompanied by the introduction of a new form of photographic film: it has almost always worked, except in some cases where the low…

Rollei RPX 25 – First Contact

Maco has recently introduced the new film at 25 ISO that would complement, together with ISO 100 and 400 presented a couple of years ago, the RPX family, now more than ever similar in content to the historic  Agfa Pan APX line. The official announcement has been followed by the spread of the early film stock, which now can  be found in  stores in  120 and 135 (36 exp and 100ft reel) sizes and the exchange of information has begun …

Kodak Retina 1b

HISTORY The Retina series represents a wide family of cameras among the most successful ones produced by Kodak, the first model of which is the camera with which the American company launched the new format 135 in disposable charger. Initially just called Retina, then Retina 1 from 1937, was a rather simple device conceived as always for mass photography. Given the success, already in 1937 is accompanied by a more evolved model (Retina II) with coupled rangefinder, followed by a…