Edward Eves Limited was a camera maker in Leamington Spa, England in the 1950s. Eves himself was a professional photographer, known for motor sport photography among other work. The company made one-shot colour-separation cameras, i.e. cameras in which the image-forming light is split into three parts to expose three monochrome plates simultaneously, each filtered through a red, blue or green filter. The three images are then combined in printing, to make a true colour image. The camera bodies are cast in Elektron magnesium alloy.
Eves made cameras in two sizes:
- Blockmaster Studio de Luxe; 4x5 inch
- Miniature; 2½x3½ inch (6.5x9cm)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 About the photographers at motor sports photography agents Jarrotts; Eves is described as 'arguably one of the greatest post-war motor racing photographers', and it is noted that he was an early user of colour.
- ↑ Two of Eves' photographs of racing driver Stirling Moss; lot 62 in the Summer Classic Sale Important Collectors' Automobilia, Motorcycles and Motor Cars by Bonhams, Oxford on 20 June 2015.
- ↑ Advertisement for Eves cameras in the British Journal Almanac 1954, p263. Archived at Internet Archive. The advertisement offers the Blockmaster with an f/6.8 Cooke Aviar and Compound shutter, and the Miniature with an f/4.5 Wray Lustrar and Synchro-Compur.
- ↑ Eves Blockmaster camera with 8¼-inch f/8 Aviar Series II, sold at the 13th Westlicht Photographica Auction in June 2008.
- ↑ London Gazette 8 February 1972, p1589, including Edward Eves Limited in a list of companies to be dissolved after a further three months.