Posts Tagged ‘film camera’

End of the Road: Zeiss Ikon Rangefinders To Be Shuttered

 

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After bidding farewell to the Super Wide and Silver editions of its Zeiss Ikon 35mm rangefinder earlier this year, Cosina is officially saying goodbye to the last of the Zeiss Ikons, relegating the whole line to the history books. The news, which began as a rumor based on this tweet by one of Cosina’s retailers, has since been confirmed by The Phoblographer with the company itself.

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For those of you unfamiliar with the Zeiss Ikon, all three now-discontinued models were M-Mount alternatives to Leica’s M bodies. They were introduced at Photokina 2006, and the silver and black editions soon built up a sparkling reputation due to their exceptional build quality and bright viewfinder (the Super Wide had no viewfinder).

Film enthusiasts who couldn’t afford a Leica found themselves with a high-quality alternative that was still fully compatible with all of their favorite M-Mount lenses.
Read more at http://www.petapixel.com/2012/12/09/end-of-the-road-zeiss-ikon-rangefinders-to-be-shuttered/#3oBBClGDJpL8AHUQ.99

ILFORD PHOTO Introduces Black & White Disposable Cameras

ILFORD Black & White Single Use Cameras HP5 Plus and XP2 Super

There are 2 film choices available, each giving up to 27 exposures.

The ILFORD XP2 Super Single Use Camera gives the convenience of being able to have the film processed at any High Street photo-processing centre using C41 colour negative systems, with proof prints made on colour paper. These can either be close-to-neutral black and white prints, or colour toned monochrome prints, and are ideal for deciding which negatives to print on black and white paper.

The ILFORD HP5 Plus Single Use Camera is intended for processing at locations with standard black and white film processing and printing chemistry, resulting in true, real black and white prints that have a unique look as the images are made from silver.

These new high quality disposable cameras complete with Flash have a smart clean new look, and each camera is individually packaged with a Euro Hanger in the carton design to enhance display in dealer retail locations. UK Retail Price is expected to be in the region of £8.99 including VAT, excluding processing costs.

 

Read more at: http://www.ilfordphoto.com/pressroom/article.asp?n=154

Lomography Belair X 6-12

Just because a camera has bellows doesn’t mean it’s vintage. Just announced today, the new Lomography Belair X 6-12 has bellows as well. It’s a portable medium-format camera that shoots auto-exposed photographs on 6×12 film — the world’s first camera to do so.

Lomography Belair X 6 12 is a Medium Format Camera with AE and Bellows bellows

Using 120 film, the Belair can expose in three different aspect ratios: standard 6×9, square 6×6, and panoramic 6×12. It comes with an interchangeable lens system that has two lenses in the lineup: a 90mm normal lens and a 58mm wide-angle.

Features include zone focusing, support for films with ISO from 50 to 1600, a standard hot-shoe mount, a max shutter speed of 1/125s, Bulb mode, and double exposure shooting.

The camera’s bellows system allows it to take on a compact form factor when it’s not being used.

Read more at http://www.petapixel.com/2012/10/18/lomography-belair-x-6-12-is-a-compact-medium-format-camera-with-bellows/#QBzLfzZQPj7R1lDz.99