Category Archives: film

pro baseball expert says …

Toronto. There is an old truism that an expert in one field is no expert in another.  That didn’t stop professional baseball player Mickey Mantle from touting Kodacolor and his Brownie as able to take professional photographs without practice… You … Continue reading

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a colourful addition to the family

Toronto. Kodacolor first hit the retailers in 1942. By 1958 the use of 35mm cameras forced Kodak to offer the venerable colour negative film for prints in 35mm camera format and cassettes, Kodak initially charged for processing when you bought … Continue reading

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faster than a speeding bullet

Toronto, No, it’s not Superman – it’s Super Anscochrome colour film. Anscochrome touted its film as being “faster than standard black-and-white film” on pp32-3 of the June 17, 1957 issue of LIFE. With ads like this, the Binghamton Brigade set … Continue reading

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uh-oh, colour film – again

Toronto. For those of you who were born in the digital era, Colour NEGATIVE film was used before digital to make colour prints. Like black and white film, the illumination was reversed and an enlarger made the shades correct for … Continue reading

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movies, colour slides, and loose change

Toronto.  After about two decades of scrimping, the average person finally had some money for discretionary spending. Marketeers leaped on this largess and pummelled the common man with ideas for things he did not need. In the case of photography, … Continue reading

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bulking it up

Toronto. In a recent auction, there was a memory of a by-gone era. One lot featured a couple of Watson 66 bulk film loaders. The one on the left of the large image appears to be a 1950s era loader … Continue reading

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seeing red

Toronto. Nope, this isn’t about anger issues – or bulls – but good old films and emulsions. All emulsions and sensors are sensitive to light. The energy of light varies with blue and shorter wave lengths having proportionally more energy. … Continue reading

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Fuji Instax products at Indigo books

Toronto. I have written many posts on Instax cameras and Lomography but never showed this local source, Indigo Books, They have the Instax for $22.95 plus HST for two 10 packs of instant prints – plus they have lots of … Continue reading

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Potsdam ASA 100 B&W Film

Toronto. The folks at Lomography like the film niche so well that they are introducing another BW film in the traditional 35mm cassette. To today’s photographer – amateur or professional an ASA (ISO) rating of 100 seems pathetically slow, yet … Continue reading

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new B&W Berlin 400 film!

Toronto. Our friends at Lomography  have sourced a supply of German 35mm film and repackaged it in traditional 35mm rolls for classic film cameras. Current plans are to have it available for delivery next month. You can visit this Google … Continue reading

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