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Combinations – Zorki 4 and Redscaled Film


Shooting with the Red October theme is one thing, shooting a Soviet Zorki 4 camera with redscale film is a combination that doesn’t get any more red.  This ensures that the tool is red (aka Soviet), but also the result (aesthetically). The thought of this came through a suggestion from a friend on the yearly Red October theme that is…

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Kodak Retina IIa – Coat Pocket Rocket


The Kodak Retina is a camera that holds a certain amount of mystique.  It was made by a company that by the 1930s was more focussed on manufacturing film and generally created cameras to support that and the multiple formats they were introducing.  Kodak never seemed to aim for or achieve anything above a second tier camera manufacturer, but the…

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Combinations – Fuji GSW690iii and Kodak Ektar


Fish and Chips.  Kermit and Miss Piggy.  Cheese and crackers.  All classic combinations.  Just like these, photography has its great combinations.  A camera with a particular lens, a camera with a specific emulsion, an emulsion with certain development and so on.  Welcome to a new series.  Rather than a review of photographic equipment or emulsions, this series will concentrate on…

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Kodak Brownie Six-20 Model D – Beauty is box


Box cameras are without a single doubt the longest line of a particular type of camera ever produced.  It can be argued that they ran for 140 years, possibly longer depending on how loose the interpretation is.  There is even a new one being produced now in 2018! The Kodak Brownie Six-20 Model D is considered one of the more…

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Kodak No. 2 Brownie Model E – Photographing outside of the box


There is a saying that a camera is just a light tight box to capture the image.  Box cameras are the best example of this, only one step more technologically advanced from a pinhole camera.  In the early 1900s Kodak was introducing box cameras in all shapes and sizes for a range of different film sizes.  The Kodak No. 2…

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Kodak No. 1 Pocket Autographic – The Original with EXIF Data


It’s 1926, you want to record details about your photo and don’t want to carry a notebook, enter the Kodak No. 1 Pocket Autographic.  It might not be automatically recorded, but considering this was 91 years ago, that is quite progressive. Kodak folding cameras had been introduced just over 30 years earlier in 1895 and had slowly been progressing during…

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Kodak Retinette 1B Type 037 – Fat Boy


Secondary lines for cameras in the past have created iconic cameras.  The Kodak Retinette series had the pedigree to achieve this, following up from the hugely popular and very well regarded Retina range.  The Retinettes were aimed more at the general camera users rather than the enthusiasts, but having been built with some very good and quality parts they are…

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Kodak No. 0 Brownie Model A – Shooting at over 100 years strong


Sometimes there is a real sense of clarity by stripping back to basics.  There are of-course basics and then there are real basics.  That is what using a camera that is one-hundred years old and is effectively designed as a box brings us.  The Kodak No. 0 Brownie Model A is a camera which helped introduce photography to the people,…

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