While not known by much of the west until after the fall of the Berlin Wall, production of the high-end KMZ Start totaled 75,000 units and actually beat the Nikon F to market. Click through to learn more.
Articles tagged "kosmo-foto"
Aug 13, 2021 at 13:00
No Color Studio's No.5 film promises a punchy, high contrast B&W look, with very little visible grain. Our friends at Kosmo Foto have been looking at the new emulsion - click through to learn more.
Film Fridays: Pentax ES II - the simple camera used to capture one of rock and roll's most iconic photos
Jul 2, 2021 at 14:00
Stephen Dowling had the pleasure of running into Pennie Smith – the photographer behind the Clash's iconic 'London Calling' cover photo – at a concert in 2007. Lo and behold, she was shooting with the exact same camera she used nearly 30 years prior to capture one of rock's most famous photographs.
Jun 4, 2021 at 14:00
Konica Centuria Chrome is a film stock from the late 1990s / early 2000s that we're guessing most folks have neither seen nor heard of before. But if you can get your hands on a roll, it's well worth running through your camera!
May 14, 2021 at 14:00
Roman Yarovitcyn spent the 1990's working as a newspaper photographer in Russia and shooting primarily on inexpensive Zenit-E cameras. Despite the shortcomings of his gear, the B&W images he created during this era are nothing short of mesmerizing.
Mar 12, 2021 at 14:00
In the late 1980's, East German camera conglomerate Pentacon was all set to launch a high-end autofocus SLR called the Praktica BY60. But it never happened. Despite this, some of its technology and design live on...
Feb 12, 2021 at 15:00
The Voigtlander Bessaflex TM truly could've been the go-to body for folks looking to put their dusty manual focus lenses to good use, no matter what their mount. Unfortunately, it showed up to the camera party a bit too early.
Jan 15, 2021 at 14:00
Considering getting your hands on a Soviet film camera? Good for you! There's quite a few quality options out there and many can be had for a reasonable price. But before you go and pull the trigger on a Zorki-3C rangefinder, we suggest reading the guide below, from our pals at KosmoFoto.
Dec 4, 2020 at 14:00
In this week's Film Friday we join up with a group of Soviet climbers, prepping to summit Mount Everest. The year is 1982 and to document the expedition, the team decides to bring along five plastic Smena Symbol viewfinder cameras. A humble, simple-to-use unit, it proves to be the perfect companion for the trip.
Oct 9, 2020 at 14:00
To any collector/enjoyer of old cameras, the idea of stumbling upon on enormous stash of mint-condition gear, from a long-gone era, is the ultimate dream. That dream recently became a reality for one lucky gentlemen in Kazakhstan.
Aug 28, 2020 at 14:00
What were the most-produced 35mm cameras of all time, you ask? Perhaps the Argus C3, the Olympus Trip 35, or maybe the Nikon F? Not even close!
Jul 31, 2020 at 13:00
With the resurgence of interest in film photography, premium compacts are fetching high asking prices on the secondhand market. This begs the question, are these (mostly) fantastic plastic pocket cams worth the asking price?
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