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…

Nikon F4

HISTORICAL NOTES An important piece of the history of modern photography has beencertainly written by SLR cameras produced by Nikon, especially the F series  whose evolution often introduced innovations that would be gradually adopted by all other manufacturers; few models forms the F series, with historical development ranging from 1959 to 2004 regarding film camera bodies and that can be said in part continues with the F mount lenses. These cameras have always been appreciated by professionals for the superb…

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 exposure, and interchangeable lenses three different frame sizes on medium format film, including the rare (and usually expensive) 6×12. These were  the awesome credentials that accompanied the first Belair X 6-12 shipped to the end of 2012; Unfortunately, judging by the reactions of the users most of the expectations were…