Tag Archives: Kodak

Post 8: Finding the right film

By now you’re probably thinking once you’ve got sussed out your camera the hard bit is over; you can just grab a film, load it up and off you go. However, you might want to think again. The broad assortment of film in Express Imaging, City Road, is enough to show you need to make sure you’re using one that is not only compatible with your camera but one that is going to suit your type of photography and will produce the best image in your shooting conditions. 

Kodak fims

Rolls of film

There are three main types of film but to break it down for you I’m just going to focus on the most familiar type for now – colour negative film, also known as C-41. This comes in 35mm, 120, 126, 127 and 110 film.  Colour negative is made up of three layers of emulsion which are individually sensitive to different colours; the top layer is blue, then green, then red.  Once you’ve snapped your shot, your image is developed on an orangey-brown negative.

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Post 5: A new purchase at the Pumping Station

I’ve added another camera to my growing (albeit still small) collection; a 1960s Kodak Brownie Vecta camera to be precise. Stumbling upon the purchase of this old camera was like stepping back in time, in more ways than one.

If I suggested taking a trip to the Pumping Station in Cardiff you’d probably be quick to make up an excuse, thinking it was some sort of rather old and boring water or petrol depot. Well, you wouldn’t be far wrong as it used to be a Victorian sewerage works. However the grade II listed building on Penarth Road is today home to an antiques memorabilia warehouse where you will stumble upon a treasure trove of old clothing and jewellery, books, china, clocks, collectable toys and decorative arts. And then there are cameras.

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