Item is a four-lens, three-dimensional camera, originally developed by the Nimslo company, the Nishika copies were created after Nimslo was taken over by Nishika in 1989. The camera has a plastic body and 4 identical lenses, a fixed 1/60th shutter that exposes the four square images in synch. When exposed, the 35mm film had to be sent to specialty labs equipped for autostereo (lenticular) colour printing, which produced a true stereo image without the use of glasses. This process was also developed by Nims and Lo, of the original company.
Item is a subminiature camera from the Minolta series, with detachable dedicated electronic flash, carrying case, presentation case, strap. Many accessories were aviailable for this model, including a slide projector, enlarger, and laboratory equipment.
Item is a 35 mm rangefinder camera with a smaller and more sensitive exposure meter than the Kiev-3 and 3A. This was an imitation of the CONTAX II, it was built after the original tools had been removed from the Zeiss factory at Jena. The lens is a Jupiter-8M, f=2/50mm.
This is a battery driven Super 8 instant movie camera. It took special super 8 film in a Polaroid cartidge that held about 42 minutes. The lens in a Polaroid F1.8/12.5 - 24mm manual zoom lens. It has two flood lights attached - Polavision TWI light.
Item is a Trifocal Viewfinder. The earliest Bolex model H motion picture cameras included this viewfinder which could be fitted at the top or on the side of the camera. The field of view is shown for lenses of 3 focal lengths. Field of view is changed by raising or lowering side levers which move magnifying prisms into place inside the viewer. When fitted to the side of the film door, the finder offers parallax correction by adjusting a dial which corresponds to the distance between the subject and lens. The H-16 version shows the angle of view for 15mm, 25mm and 75mm lenses; the H-8 version adjusts for 6.5, 12.5 and 35mm. A serial number is located on the rear of the viewfinder which, in most cases, matches the serial number of the camera to which it is attached.
Fonds consists of records the Wilhelm E. Nassau created during his time at Wilfrid Laurier University, working in the development of the Audio-Visual department as a professor and curator of an extensive collection of photographic and film cameras and technology. This collection was amassed for the purpose of teaching students of the university and was curated by Nassau over the span of fourty years. Cameras were collected from students, faculty, and employees as well as purchased from local camera shows. The collection traced the history and development of the tools used in these fields. The collection was donated to both Brock University (motion picture and video materials) and the Ryerson University Library and Archives (still photography materials). Objects in the donation were distributed amoung the Heritage Camera Collection (2005.006), the Photography and Film Technology Collection (2005.005), and the Photographic Publications Collection (2005.003).
Item is a simple to use camera for use with the proprietary "Disc" film format. Kodak introduced the 15 exposure cartridges in 1982, while they were popular when first introduced, the small negatives 911 x 8 mm) often resulted in poor quality prints and the format soon lost its popularity.
Item is the first Japanese 35mm SLR camera. The "T" model has automatic TTL shutter-priority metering. It has a Konica Hexanon 1:4 f=21mm lens, serial #7028597, and also includes a Konica Hexanon 1:2.8 100mm lens serial #7230688.
Item is marked with the Hanimex brand, though the camera was manufactured by the Vivitar Corporation. It is a 110 format camera with a built-in flash powered by two AA batteries. It has a fixed focus. The photographer can select either a normal or telephoto lens, by using a slide switch on top of the camera.
Item is a 35mm camera with a built in electric 3 frames per second motor winder powered by four AA batteries that also run the metering and shutter timing. The camera has modes for aperture priority and manual.
Brown leatherette folding camera, single-speed shutter Double Anastigmatic f11/135 mm., revolving diaphram for 8 stops. Produced 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. exposures in approximately 1 minute using Polaroid 40 roll film. Originally retailed for $95 US.