You can't have a history of the SLR without including the Asahi Pentax Spotmatic. A beautiful SLR with amazing optics that has attracted a near fanatical following. You've been asking for an episode about the Spotmatic and Takumar, well Bill and Mike dig in deep.
We're back and bigger than ever! Yes, we're taking another look at Large Format, from the Linhof Master Technika V, The SP-445 compact processing system, and reasons why we've given up on LF or don't even want to start!
Its name is legendary, and it has a legacy to back up that legend. The Nikon F2 and it's near infinite level of customisation and modification made it the perfect follow up to the original Nikon F, and on today's episode Bill and James break down and dig deep to give you the Second F.
It's our fiftieth episode! And what better way to celebrate than by digging into that wonderfully normal lens, the 50mm! The team brings their best 50s to the table without the white wall tires. We also explore some of our favourite photography books!
One of the biggest film photography websites out there these days is Emulsive, and several of our team has authored articles in the past or a feature interview. So we figured it was high time we had the elusive EM the man behind the website on for an interview! So to kick off our first two episode month, EM sat down with John and Bill for a lovely chat.
Photography, especially film photography can be rather expensive. From Hasselblads to Leica, these cameras are premium machines with premium prices. But it doesn't have to be that way. The gang helps our your wallet and show that even on a shoestring budget you can produce amazing images. From the venerable Pentax Spotmatic to Fujica ST605, Svema, Ultrafine, and Kentmere films are well loved and show off what you can do with inexpensive equipment.
Disco isn't dead over on Classic Camera revival where we end the year talking about the cameras that made the 1970s, from some Minolta Madness, a Tiny 35mm and a classic Olympus Rangefinder. Not to mention how we carry these cameras around!
While by the year 2000 digital cameras were starting to join the product lines of some major film manufactures, it didn't mean they stopped producing film cameras, so in this episode, we take on some of the amazing cameras that were produced in the 21st-Century. The gang also discusses their tips, tricks, and equipment used to digitize their film.
The CCR Gang takes another look at the lenses we use, from the classic Nikkor 105 f/2.5 to the modern Nikkor 85 f/1.4G and everything in between. We also talk on the other films in the Rollei catalogue!