Minolta 16 II

 HISTORICAL NOTES Minolta commitment to 16mm photography market started at the beginning of the 50s when the company acquired the small manufacturer Konan which for some years produced an ultra-compact 16 mm camera named Mica Automat. Following the acquisition, the camera continued to be produced in the first instance by keeping the original logo to then be marketed as Minolta product. Following up to  this project, Minolta engineers took the cue to begin development of a new line of 16mm…

Impossible I-1

To the many fans who followed (and currently follow) the process of development and improvement of Impossible instant film, it has been clear while years passing  the basis of Polaroid used cameras  was wearing thin and would become increasingly difficult find good condition samples, excluding those reconditioned and sold by the same Dutch company; also, the basic characteristics and features of type 600 cameras could now become reason of disaffection with consequent reduction of potential customers. So in mid-2016 makes…

Fujifilm Instax Mini Monochrome

Fujifilm continues to believe in Instax film format and definitely will be supported in this by a sales trend that is growing and is now reported to be a very substantial part of the turnover of the company. No wonder then that they periodically release new updates of Instax cameras line and that Instax films are very easy to find even in those stores that do not treat anymore analog materials; recently, though, a nice jolt was given to the…