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 Disc Format

Historical Background In the wake of the success of the simplified loading systems ( 126 Instamatic and 110 Pocket ), Kodak wanted to continue the development of simple systems and miniaturized proposing, in 1982 The new system Disc. This new system is proposed as a successor in particular to the 110 and tried to improve the salient elements with a new type of failure-proof loading cartridge and producing miniaturized negative. After a promising start with large sales volumes  the Disc…

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 reproduce the main features, most notably machine loading error proof, while seeking to overcome the dissemination, leveraging lower cost of ownership and ease of use. He was presented the new 110 format, called Pocket to distinguish it from the previous 110 of the early 900, and, with it, the new…

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 even by those who had never picked up a camera and not feel themselves prepared to use one of the other amateur formats such as 127. The 126 code was already used for a film format introduced at the beginning of the century and abandoned in…