John and Bill sit down to talk to Stephen Dowling, the man behind the website Kosmo Foto and the driving force behind bringing Kosmo Foto Mono 100 to the market. The three sit down around our interview table to discuss everything about the site, how it came to be, the man behind the site, and the reasons behind bringing Mono 100 to the market. Along with the inspiration behind the awesome Soviet Style graphics. If you haven't visited Kosmo Foto, we certainly recommend visiting and following the awesome content.
Continuing our chemical fix, the team discusses Kodak HC-110, Rodinal, and Pyrocat-HD!
Don't drink the Kool-Aid or in this case Rodinal. The CCR gang gets a little nerdy and discusses how B&W film works and a brief summary of the science behind it all then digs into three amazing developers, Kodak D-76 (and Ilford ID-11 and Kodak D-23), Kodak Xtol, and Kodak TMax Developer. Don't see a developer you like, stand tuned for Part Two!
The gang settles around for a lively (and a dirty) talk about our favourite zoom lenses with representation from Minolta, Canon, and Nikon. We also return to a new favourite, Fomapan 400!
Pinhole photography is not something we've tackled here on CCR before, but the Spring Toronto Film Shooter's meetup gave us a chance to break out cameras hand-made, to adapted out of our existing kit to play with this fun 'lensless' form of photography!
The gang tackles some of their favourite scale or guess focus cameras from top notch to toy! We also discuss the Ilford Simplicity kit, an easy way to get into home B&W Developing without shelling out too much for chemistry or for an easy and portable way to develop on the road.
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!