The Progression of Photography Exhibit

“The Progression of Photography Exhibit”

April 15 – May 31, 2015

C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470
First Floor Hallway Display Case, near the elevator.
Progression of Photography Exhibit

Presented by:

The Flagpole Photographers Camera Club

Co-sponsored by:

The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission and the C.H. Booth Library

Exhibit hours during all Library open hours:

  • 9:30-8 Monday – Thursday
  • 11-5 Friday
  • 9:30-5 Saturday
  • 12-5 Sunday

The display case with 19 cameras manufactured from 1930 to 2010, and additional camera accessories and old photos, is open for public viewing during all regular hours of the C.H. Booth Library. The cameras and other display items are not for sale. Original prices at the time of introduction of the cameras are listed, but do not reflect current value. The following is a list of the cameras on display and some information about each of them. Specific questions may be sent to:

The Flagpole Photographers will also be presenting an “Annual Photography Exhibit” in the first floor meeting room of the Library May 23 – June 18, 2015. An Opening Reception will be held for this exhibit on Sunday, May 31st from 2-4 p.m. The public is welcome to attend this event too. Club members will be available to answer questions about these cameras as well.

Cameras on Exhibit:

1930 Rainbow Hawk-Eye No. 2 Model C

  • Manufactured by: Kodak
  • Produced: 1930-1933
  • Film: Type 120 rollfilm
  • Image Size: 2 ¼ x 3 ¼
  • Lens Type: Meniscus
  • Shutter: Rotary
  • Simple box camera. Leatherette covered cardboard.
  • 550,000 given away free to children 12 years old in 1930 to celebrate Kodak’s 50th Anniversary.
  • Original Price: $1 (Free to children age 12)
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 1935 Kodak Junior Six -16

  • Manufactured by: Kodak
  • Produced: 1935-1937
  • Film: Type 616 rollfilm
  • Image Size: 2 ¼ x 3 ¼
  • Lens Type: Anastigmat f/6.3
  • Folding frame and bellows camera. Folding frame finder incorporated into its housing, and another optical finder near the shutter. Self-erecting bed with a quick release bar at the front of the bed.
  • Original Price: $12
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 1937 Kodak Junior Six -20 Series II

 1946 Brownie Flash Six – 20

1947 Crown Graphic Graflex

 1947 Bosley Model 35 B

  • Manufactured by: Bosley
  • Produced: 1947-1956
  • Film: 35mm
  • Image Size: 9″x1.4″
  • Lens Type: Wollensak Anastigmat 44mm f/3.2 in helical mount
  • Shutter: Leaf shutter to 10-200, T, B
  • Aluminum body. Rangefinder is split-image, coupled to lens and separate from viewfinder.
  • Original Price: $70
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1953 Kodak Brownie Holiday

  • Manufactured by: Kodak
  • Produced: 1953-1962
  • Film: 127 rollfilm
  • Image Size: 1.6”x2.5”
  • Lens Type: Fixed Aperture. Kodet lens to 1955, then Dakon Plastice lens
  • Shutter: Fixed Rotary
  • Molded brown and tan plastic body with optical direct vision finder. Designed by Arthur H. Crapsey and marketed for children
  • Original Price: $5
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1955 Vredeborch Filmor Box Camera

  • Manufactured by: Vredeborch
  • Produced: 1955
  • Film: 120 rollfilm
  • Image Size: 2.25”x3.25:
  • Lens Type: 105mm, Objective Meniscus f/11
  • Shutter: Simple spring rotary with instant return.
  • All metal box camera. Made in Germany. Made for the Belgian and the Netherlands market. Built-in Yellow Filter. Fixed focus range of 3m-infinity.
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1972 Canonet G-III QL17

  • Manufactured by: Canon
  • Produced: 1972-1982
  • Film: 35mm
  • Image Size: 0.9”x1.4”
  • Lens Type: 40mm f/1.7
  • Shutter: Leaf
  • Integrated lightmeter with automatic shutter priority exposure or manual override. Full parallax compensation. Compact Coupled-Rangefinder. User selectable rangefinder with helicoid focusing. Flash sync at all speeds. Battery test light and button. Over 1.2 million were produced.
  • Original Price: $94
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1976 Canon AE – 1

  • Manufactured by: Canon
  • Produced: 1976-1984
  • Film: 35mm
  • Image Size: 0.9″x1.4″
  • Lens Type: Interchangeable lenses
  • Shutter: Electronically controlled, electromagnet horizontal cloth focal plane shutter. Speed range of 2 to 1/1000 sec. with Bulb and flash sync of 1/60th
  • Single Lens Reflex (SLR). First camera with embedded microprocessor. Injection molded ABS plastic with metal plating. 5 million produced.
  • Original Price: $275 (with a 50mm lens)
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1976 Pentax K1000

  • Manufactured by: Asahi Pentax
  • Produced: 1976-1997
  • Film: 35 mm
  • Image Size: 0.9″x1.4″
  • Lens Type: Interchangeable lenses with bayonet mount. Sold with a SMC 50mm f/2 lens made by Asahi Optical.
  • Shutter: Rubberized silk focal plane shutter. 1/1000 – 1 sec., Bulb
  • All metal, fully mechanical, manual camera. Built-in through-the-lens (TTL) exposure meter. Eye level SLR pentaprism viewfinder with needle index of exposure meter visible in it. Split-image focusing screen. Popular as a student camera.
  • Original Price: $158
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1976 Kodak Instamatic X-15F

  • Manufactured by: Kodak
  • Introduced: 1976-1988
  • Film: 126 film cartridge
  • Image Size: 1.1″x1.1″
  • Lens Type: Plastic single element meniscus 43mm f/11
  • Shutter: Mechanical leaf. Speed of 1/90 sec. normal or 1/45 sec. with flash.
  • Easy loading film cartridge. Fixed focus at 4’ to infinity. Optical viewfinder with bright frame.
  • Original Price: $19.50
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1983 Polaroid Sprint 600 LMS

  • Manufactured by: Polaroid
  • Produced: 1983
  • Film: Polaroid Integral 600 Color film with 640 ISO
  • Image Size: 3.1”x3.1”
  • Lens Type: 116mm f/11 single element plastic lens
  • Shutter: Electronic ¼ to 1/200 sec.
  • Light Management. Fixed focus. Auto exposure. Built-in flash. Black plastic body. Flash unit flips down to protect lens and controls. Amtrak promotion. Produced “instant” prints which took about 3 min. to fully develop at 70 degrees F. Fixed focus of 4’.
  • Original Price: $40
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1984 Kodak Disc 6100

  • Manufactured by: Kodak
  • Produced: 1984-1987
  • Film: VR Disc Film. 15 images on film contained within a circular plastic diskette.
  • Image Size: 0.3”x0.4”
  • Lens Type: Aspheric 5mm (40 mm equivalent) f/2.8
  • Shutter: 1/100, 1/200 sec.
  • Point and shoot. Two preset focus zones for 1.5 -4 ft. and 4 ft. to infinity. Automatic exposure. Built-in flash. The tiny negatives contained a fair amount of detail, but they were grainy and lackluster.
  • Original Price: $87
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1985 Kinon 860s

  • Manufactured by: Kinon
  • Produced: 1985
  • Film: 35mm
  • Image Size: 0.9″x1.4″
  • Lens Type: 38mm f/4
  • Point-and-shoot pocket camera with built-in flash. Shifter below the lens opens and closes a door to protect the lens and the reverse Galilean bright frame viewfinder. It is also the on/off switch for the camera. Auto advance and rewind. 2 AA batteries.  Made in Japan.
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1996 Canon Sure Shot Z135

  • Manufactured by: Canon
  • Produced: 1996-2000.
  • Film: 35mm
  • Image Size: 0.9″x1.4″
  • Lens Type: 38-135mm zoom lens, f/3.6-8.9
  • Shutter: Electromagnetic programmed shutter/aperture, 1/1,200 sec.
  • Built-in retractable flash. Automatic and manual exposure compensation. Real-image zoom viewfinder. Fully automatic autofocus. Auto date imprint feature. Automatic film rewind with built-in motor.
  • Original Price: $520
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2003 Canon PowerShot G5

  • Manufactured by: Canon
  • Produced: 2003
  • Film: 5 Megapixel, Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Sensor, Compact Flash Card
  • Lens Type: 7.2-28.8 mm f/2.0-3.0, 4x zoom (35-140mm 35mm equivalent) Manually adjusts f2.0-8.0 depending on zoom.
  • Shutter: 15-1/2000 sec.
  • Compact Digital Camera, Evaluation, Center-weighted, and Spot metering. Full Auto, Program AE, Manual, and Shutter/Aperature priority. Both optical viewfinder and a swiveling 1.8” LCD display. TTL Autofocus, Priority AE, Raw, and JPEG. 12 EOS shooting modes. Enhanced Movie Mode for up to 3 minutes of recording. Built-in flash and red eye reduction. Ext. hot shoe, Timer and Timelapse. Wireless Control. Direct print mode.
  • Original Price: $800
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2007 Canon EOS 40D

  • Manufactured by: Canon
  • Produced: 2007
  • Film: 10.1 Megapixel, APS-C (22.2 x 14.8mm) CMOS Sensor. Compact Flash Card. DICIC III image processor.
  • Lens Type: Interchangeable EF lenses, ISO 100-3200
  • Shutter: 30-1/8,000 sec.
  • Digital Single Lens Relflex (DSLR), 6.5 fps continuous speed. 14-bit processor. Live view mode. Raw, sRaw, & JPEG. Optical and 3” LCD Viewfinder, 9 point Autofocus. Built-in flash and Ext. hot shoe. EOW Integrated Cleaning System Dust Sensor.
  • Original Price: $1,299 body only. $1,499 with kit lens
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2010 Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

  • Manufactured by: Canon
  • Produced: 2010
  • Film: 14 Megapixel, CCD Sensor, SD card
  • Lens Type: 5.0-70.0 mm, 28-392mm (35mm equivalent). f/3.1-5.9
  • Digital pocket super-zoom, 14x IS optical zoom. ISO 1600, expandable to 6400, LCD Viewfinder. Auto and Manual focus. Built-in flash. 3” LCD Viewfinder. Optical and digital stabilization. 720p HD movie mode, Jpeg/H.264 (.MOV), HDMI output
  • Original Price: $350
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Special thanks to the following people for loaning items for this exhibit:

  • Mark Ashbolt
  • Judy Belorit
  • Don Brooks
  • Chane & Rhonda Cullens
  • Phil Keane
  • Micheline Williams