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Baby Box Tengor | Zeiss Ikon

Small Zeiss Ikon camera from the 1930s. Uses 127 film and shoots in 3x4 cm format with Goerz's Frontar lens. A little princess from the box cameras' days.

Protar V – Anastigmat 1:18 | Carl Zeiss Jena

Protar V - Carl Zeiss Jena 14 cm, 1:18, super wide angle lens 1926

Lens from Carl Zeiss, designed in 1890/ These samples were produced in 1926/7. The Protar V is an super wide angle lens capable of excellent results although very small and light weight. A desirable optics for large format photography.

Respooling 127 film from 120

Complete tutorial about how to cut 120 to 127 film format and spool it into a 127 film reel. Materials, devices, video and measurements, everything you need to know to use again your cute Baby 127 camera.

Super-Angulon 90 f/5.6 | Schneider Kreuznach

One of the best wide-angle lenses ever made, Schneider's Super Angulon f / 5.6 has a slightly asymmetric optics and delivers perfect results with ease of use. Find here specs, photos of the lens and an urban picture taken with it.

Dagor | C.P. Goerz – Berlin

Three Dagor lenses, 75, 120 and 240 mm are shown, all from Series III having lens aperture of f/6.8. With lens design developed in 1892, the Dagor, remains a very usable lens. See recent pictures made with them. At the turn of the century, with other anastigmats, Dagor contributed greatly to the creation of a high end market for hand held cameras.

Objectif Achromatique | Lerebours et Secretan

Article with brief history of the house Lerebours et Secrétan as exemplar of the transformations brought by the bourgeois and scientific revolution. Includes review of a landscape lens with a focal length of 255mm and an image made on a dry plate using the same lens.

 Kodak Baby Brownie Special | Kodak

Popular camera marketed by Kodak between 1939 and 1954. It takes pictures 4.0 x 6.5 cm (1 5/8 X 2 1/2 ") using films 127. See camera review and photographs taken with it.

Horizont | KMZ

This article analyzes methods for producing panoramic photos and compares the use of the wide-angle lens with the rotating lens system, as is the case of Horizont of KMZ

Retouching desk

Article shows a retouching desk of the type used at the beginning of photography. The retouching was done basically with pencil applied directly on the photographic emulsion. Examples of antique glass plates in which people had their lines of expression smoothed by this method are shown an commented.

Kapsa | D. F. Vasconcelos

Brazilian photographic camera manufactured in the 1950s. Dedicated to amateur photography produces negatives with 6 x 9 cm or 4.5 x 6 cm in 120 films.

Pacemaker Crown Graphic 23 | Graflex

Review of Graflex Pacemaker Crown Graphic 23: concept, features, types of film holders, use of dry plates and comments about the use of flashbulbs. Also includes a gallery of pictures taken with this camera.

Contact printer

Tutorial with video for building up a photography contact printer. That can be used for large format photographs and also for UV alternative/historical processes like Van Dyke Brown, Cyanotype, Gum Dichromate, Salted Paper, Platinum/Palladium among others.