Category:Photography & Film

Impossible Instant Lab
May 8, 2014

Impossible Instant Lab – instant photos from digital images

In 2012 the kickstarter project for the instant lab got funded. It let’s you create instant photos from digital images on smartphones and was...

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Edwin Land
May 7, 2014

Happy Birthday Edwin Land

Don’t do anything that someone else can do. Don’t undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible. “The Vindication of Edwin...

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Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera
May 6, 2014

POLAROID sonar focussing

With sonar focussing, Polaroid introduced an instant auto focus system for their SX-70 instant film cameras. It is described in the user manual as...

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Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera
May 4, 2014

POLAROID SX-70 LAND CAMERA SONAR AutoFocus

I started testing a Polaroid SX-70 instant film camera with sonar focusing, which Polaroid advertised as the ultimate in one-step photography. Polaroid implemented an active autofocus...

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Leica T and Ur-Leica
April 27, 2014

Leica T System

Leica introduced a new camera system with interchangeable lenses and a new Leica T mount, the Leica T. It is supposed to be positioned...

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Kodak 8mm cartridges
April 3, 2014

My Super8 8mm Experiment – Digital Intermediate

As explained before, I have to choose between various options to digitize my 8mm film. There are some things I can do myself. I...

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8mm - developed 8mm film material - 1
January 27, 2014

My Super8 8mm Experiment – Telecine and motion picture film scanners

After shooting and developing 8mm motion picture film, one might want to transfer it to a digital format. This is quite complicated actually, since...

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Kodak 8mm cartridges
January 20, 2014

My Super8 8mm Experiment – Getting film material

Unfortunately the variety of 8mm film material still available has decreased over the past years. The popular Kodachrome was discontinued in 2009 and even its processing...

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8mm - developed 8mm film material - 2
January 14, 2014

My Super8 8mm Experiment – 8mm motion picture film format

8mm film is a motion picture film standard developed by Kodak in 1932 to create a cheap “home movie” format. Its most famous filmed sequence...

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Leicina Special
January 12, 2014

My Super8 8mm Experiment – LEICINA SPECIAL

Last time I visited my parents, I took the LEICINA SPECIAL with me. It’s a Super8 8mm film camera produced by Ernst Leitz GmbH in Germany...

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