Both are cameras that I have wanted for a while for different reasons — the Bessa shoots a 6x9 format, and the C has bellows focusing which makes for some nice and close near-macro work if desired. Both make nice additions to my collection of medium format cameras that I use regularly — no shelf queens in my collection. In the cigar box with the Bessa were several rolls of very expired film, including a roll of Kodak Verichrome that expired in
Once upon a time, film was the only way to go when one wanted to delve into photography. Equipment from cameras down to the films and chemicals used to develop them were widely available, so much so that there even used to be coin-operated vending machines that dispensed roll films! It was in when George Eastman himself, the founder of Eastman Kodak Company, introduced the first commercially available roll film that he and his research chemist had developed.
Advertisement gone after registration. At the recent annual meeting of LHSA I learned that there was no good data sources or inventory available on these canisters. I found that hard to believe, so I started doing some research.
With little effort, a photographer can produce a sharp, clear, well-exposed image, color balanced and, well, a bit too perfect. They are a recognition that great photographs are often a long way from technically perfect photographs. I myself fell into this trap because I spent my professional career with high-end cameras in both the analog film and the digital domains.
The Kodak factory and main office in Rochester, circa From the company's founding by George Eastman inKodak followed the razor and blades strategy of selling inexpensive cameras and making large margins from consumables — film, chemicals and paper. The Eastman Kodak Company referred to simply as Kodak is an American technology company that produces imaging products with its historic basis on photography. Kodak provides packaging, functional printing, graphic communications and professional services for businesses around the world.
All the still camera films on this page have either been discontinued, have been updated or the company making the film no longer exists. Often films will be updated and older versions discontinued without any change in the name. Photographic films for still cameras that are currently available are in the List of photographic films. Films for movie making are included in the List of motion picture film stocks.
Film photography is like that pesky T-Rex in Jurassic Park that keeps on coming back, refusing to die. No-one's going to argue that digital cameras reproduce scenes with more accuracy and detail than was ever possible before, so why is film even still here? Maybe it's because it has something that some photographers want.