The Last Roll of Kodachrome – Video.

For those who have not seen yet, “The Last Roll of Kodachrome” from National Geographic. I strongly recommend this documentary.

Enjoy.

Exakta VX IIa.

 

The “1960” Exakta Varex IIa

While essentially the same model, this late (1962) Exakta Varex IIa replaced the traditional Exakta logo with something more “modern” at the time. The front plate is also changed, not necessarily for the better.The pentaprism has also a new shape; this is P.3, manufactured from 1960 on.

The lens mounted on this camera is a beauty: the 4.0/25 auto-diaphragm Flektogon, the second-widest lens Zeiss ever made for the Exakta (there was a 20 mm Flektogon, too).

Victor Hasselblad.

Victor Hasselblad (born March 8, 1906, Gothenburg Sweden – August 5, 1978) was a Swedish inventor and photographer, known for inventing the Hasselblad 6×6 cm medium format camera.

In 1940 Swedish Air Force officers requested Hasselblad to construct a camera that rivalled the one found in a German reconnaissance aircraft shot down over Sweden. Hasselblad founded the Victor Hasselblad AB company in 1941 to produce cameras for the Swedish Air Force.

Hasselblad was famous for always trying out Hasselblad AB’s new camera models by photographing birds. For example Hasselblad 2000 was tried a week at Nidingen, the only place in Sweden where the Black-legged Kittiwake nests.

By 1948, the company introduced the first civilian Hasselblad camera, the 1600F, in New York City. Over time, Hasselblad has become a standard camera for many professional photographers.

On his death, Hasselblad willed, SEK 78 million (USD $8 million) to the Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation.

Source.

Here it is a very interesting video about Victor Hasselbad, the F.W. Hasselblad & Co, best cameras ever made by Hasselblad and historical events which the brand was been involved.

Hope You enjoy it.

How to choose the camera film.

In this short video:  several nice tips how to choose the correct film camera.

 

Intro to film cameras.

In this video You can check :

  • several vintage cameras
  • photographies shot with different kind of films
  • tips how to set the camera with manual settings

 

 

 

 

Film photography survived.

An interesting video why  film photography does not die and eventually, film begins to have more photographers start shooting in this area.

How to make prints from 35mm negatives.

This is the basic process how to print 35mm negatives.