These may not be the easiest cameras to use, but they produce amazing images. This month we dive into those awkward cameras such as the Olympus XA, Exkata Line, 8x10 Monorails, and Barnak Leicas. We also round out the summer with a chat about Dr5 and Black & White Slides.
For the average film shooter, these days most cameras that we shoot are second, third, even fourth hand. Now buying used gear can be a little difficult be that's where we come in! The gang tackles the mystery of fake Leica cameras, spotting deals on eBay, and our own personal tips and tricks!
The gang takes on another mystery camera challenge. Here's how it worked, every brought a camera without telling the others, then we each drew a name from a basket (provided by the wonderful staff at the Red Harp Pub in Acton, Ontario). This time around it was all 35mm cameras using FPP EDU 200 (Fomapan 200), the cameras this time around is a Pentax H3, Contax G2, Contaflex Super BC, and Voigtlander Bessa R2M.
Those beauties that have an iconic place in the history of photography, we're of course talking about Twin Lens Reflex cameras. From the German Beauties in Rollei to Japanese Mamiya and Yashica even an American entry from Kodak. The group takes on their favourite TLRs. Find the Episode Notes at http://www.alexluyckx.com/blog/index.php/2017/06/30/classic-camera-revival-episode-30-twin-lens-love/
The gang tackles several cameras from the Canon line, and we quickly realize that between us we don't have much experience with shooting Canon! This episode covers such Cameras as the F-1, F-1N, EOS A-2, and the FTb. And if you're curious about the episode graphic, well that's the original Canon logo from 1934 when the company was known as Camera Kwanon. The name "Canon" wasn't adopted until 1935. You can find the episode notes at www.alexluyckx.com/blog/2017/05/classic-camera-revival-episode-29-clan-ocanon/
The camera of choice for many students and of high school darkrooms, the group tackles the wonderful world of Pentax, but we avoid the iconic K1000 going for some different but just as amazing options from the Pentax Line including the Spotmatic, KX, ME, 645, and the giant 67II! We also discuss the latest offering from Cinestill, their 800T in Medium (120) Format! You can find all the details on our episode notes: http://www.alexluyckx.com/blog/2017/04/classic-camera-revival-episode-28-the-k-team/
Once again the gang dives into the rabbit hole of Nikon this time tackling the mid-20th Century line of Nikkormat cameras. And unlike co-host Alex, who initially thought that the Nikkormat was an entirely different camera manufacturer, these were Nikon made consumer marketed SLRs that eventually merged into the Nikon FM and FE line of cameras. Find the full episode notes online at: www.alexluyckx.com/blog/2017/03/classic-camera-revival-episode-27-return-of-the-samurai/
The gang tackles the magic that is folding cameras, those gems that shoot big but take up little room in your pocket or camera bag.
Minolta, the gang tackles this wonderful line of cameras with the Maxxum 5000, Maxxum 700si, XE-5, and the iconic SRT line of cameras! With special guest host Bill Smith!
2016 has been a great year for film photography and all of us at Classic Camera Revival. For our end of year show, we take on something new we've discovered this year, or in the case of some rediscovered. Come and join us with your favorite Christmas cheer as we unwrap the year!