Camera Reviews

This section contains a collection of camera reviews and tests, aimed to provide summary of the technical data and impressions for cameras actually owned and used thoroughly. For this reason, any review would be subject to periodic revisions and integrations.

Find below  links to individual reviews already posted:

 

    • 105 format

      Historical Notes In 1898, booming out to the masses of photography Kodak introduced its first folding camera: the Folding Pocket Kodak was designed to produce images in a format very…

    • 110 Pocket format

      Historical Notes In 1972, the year of introduction of the new format, the large-scale spread of the 126 Instamatic format had suggested the introduction of a new format that would…

    • 117 Format

      Historical Notes In 1900 Kodak introduced the first camera with the Brownie name, the No. 1 and, as always, associated with it a newroll film format , later encoded with the number 117.…

    • 118 format

      Historical Notes It is one of the roll film formats introduced by Kodak in the beginning of the 1900's and one of the oldest, remained in production from 1900 to 1961 and widespread…

    • Rolleiflex SL26126 cameras with quality

      As already seen some time ago about the  110 Pocket , despite the spirit of these film formats was to make life easier for the casual user at the expense, often, of a good quality,…

    • 126 Instamatic format

      Historical notes The introduction of the new format by Kodak is dated 1963 in the middle of a booming period for amateur photography; the idea was to provide a new product ready for use…

    • 240 APS format

      Historical Notes This is the most recent film format, and the last to date, introduced by Kodak after developing it in collaboration with some of the leading camera manufacturers and it is…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • A trip through time

      The magic of found films lies in the ability to see first what others people, often long before,  saw themselves and wanted to capture on film while preserving memories often lost for a…

    • 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…

    • Fujifilm SP3Analogue-Digital Hybrids

      In recent years the traditional film photography and even many of the oldest techniques, i.e. the Daguerretype, have regained a certain media appeal that obviously shortly has generated…

    • Belair X 6-12

      Since the first announcement of this camera Lomography provoked many discussions and a general sense of anticipation for a product that was presented as a real crack: compact folding, auto…

    • Canon A1

      HISTORY In the second half of the '70s we saw expansion of the electronics integrated in the cameras, played with perhaps too early by some companies but not by Canon, which at the…

    • Celeste Network

      With pleasure we present this new initiative called Celeste Network, useful for those taking their first steps in photography and who want to be known, the presentation of which we quote in…

    • Discovering old cameras

        Title Discovering Old Cameras 1839-1939 Author Robert White Editions Shire Classic Year 1980-2001 Format 17.4 x 11.2…

    • Durst Laborator 1000

      The Durst Laborator 1000 is a decidedly complete and expandable darkroom enlarger with a whole series of accessories (admitted to finding them even today) that make it one of the best…

    • Found films

      One of the most pleasant surprises that you may have when buying a used camera is to find inside a film exposed but not developed; Obviously, the more the camera was aged more the thing…

    • kodak Ektachrome oldFound films-part II

      A new roundup of found films ... Found film # 3: Kodachrome 135 This is not properly a found film because the box was found with slides that were already been processed and framed but,…

    • Quando non c'era PhotoshopFound Films: separate site

      Given the continuous increase in the years of my found films collection and the long work of development, archiving and cataloging that, with slowness, is almost coming to an end, a…

    • Fujifilm GA645

      HISTORICAL NOTES The "compact" medium format has always been one of the strengths of Fujifilm's offer, the company able with the various models to propose cameras actually of small size…

    • 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…

    • How to see - George nelsonHow to see

      "Seeing is not a unique God-given talent, but a discipline. It can be learned ": this quote in the back cover well explains a lot about the book, its content and its purpose. It is a real…

    • 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…

    • 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…