828 format

Historical Notes The 828 format was introduced by Kodak immediately after the definition of the 135 format and strongly addressed to photo amateur market, and remained in production for around 50 years before being decommissioned without ever having reached a particular success, in 1985. Kodak intention was to provide a cost-effective alternative to 135 based on a new line of cameras with simplified mechanics and functions; Kodak continued to produce cameras for the 828 format until the mid 60’s, before…

Hyppolyte Bayard

“You do not know who I am …” Among all the true or potential “inventors” of photography Hyppolyte Bayard is certainly awarded the prize for most unfortunate not to see recognized their merits, and perhaps also because ill-advised, in losing the opportunity to enter in history as the first of them. Researches and studies by photography historians, as well as the writings left by Bayard himself, seem to show, in fact, as the positive results of his photographic process were…