The sight of a film camera in this digital age is rare, so often we, the stalwart film shooter find ourselves in both good and bad situations as a result of our photography gear of choice. Well, the gang sits around the table for a big gabfest this episode for a little storytelling session.
Today we talk about those great little cameras that may not hit the professional mark, but instead take on a more plastic approach. That's right we're talking consumer cameras this episode we also have a great new film stock to talk about, that's right the first film out of Kosmo Foto, Mono 100!
There's no denying this winter has been a deep freeze as in your Tauntaun will freeze before you reach the first marker cold! The question remains what camera do you take out in this weather? Well, that's where the CCR gang comes in, from electronic beauties in the Mamiya m645, Canon A-1, Contax N1, and EOS Elan 7ne. Also the mechanical beauties of the Nikon FM2 and Hasselblad 500c/m and what a better way to capture those snow-swept landscapes than with a Fuji GSW690II! And while we're abusing our cameras in the cold weather, how about some film abuse as well. We talk on the worst things we've done or heard done to film!
We've covered a lot of ground this year! But we're not done yet! Yes, the gang looks back at the season that was and fills in some of the gaps with cameras we didn't get to in our normal shows! And no, this isn't a dreaded clip show, we're still live!
Nope, we're not angry in this episode! But instead, the reason we see red is that we're under safelights! Yes, this is our darkroom episode. We'll be discussing enlargers, paper, chemistry, and everything in between!
Sometimes you just have to bring out the big guns. The gang takes on those cameras that really should stay in the studio, but we take them out into the field also. We also talk about SPUR's HRX Developer.
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/