Matt's back! Yes, local camera builder, inventor and overall mad scientist, Matt Bechberger joins John and James to discuss his process on building homebrew cameras and what bits and pieces that make the best parts from broken and non-functioning cameras that help in his methods and spare parts bin.
Comrades! It's the return of the Communist Camera Revival and we have a bit of different episode today, Alex sits down with three fellow photographers to talk about all aspects of Photographic industry that grew in the USSR and the Soviet Bloc from the 1920s to the final collapse in 1991. And more importantly what you can still get and find today from Cameras to Film. And the surprising fact that there is a lot of stuff out there that is still new in box and is not as bad as a lot of people think. Don't believe the propaganda folks, the revolution will be podcasted. If you're wondering why the October Revolution is being published in November, that's because if you look at the actual date of the October Revolution is took place on the 7th of November (one week ago) in 1917, but according to the Julian Calendar was on the 25th of October. The October Revolution or Red October marked the opening of the Russian Civil War.
Despite everything, the past couple of years have been wonderful for film photography. Both with films being reintroduced like Kodak E100 and a new version of Fuji Acros (Fuji Acros 100 II). Plus you have folks like Lomography re-rolling iconic motion picture films ORWO UN54 (Potsdam) and N74 (Berlin) and there's the new production level run of FilmFerrania P30. You have Ilford introducing Ortho Copy as Ortho Plus in 120 and 35mm formats, it's been a good year! And today we are again joined by the awesome Jess Hobbs!
While often seen as boring, generic, and nothing special, Mamiya cameras are a favourite among the entire CCR crew, especially their medium format offerings. Alex, James, John, and Bill are joined by a pair of amazing photographers and YouTubers Aly and Jess to discuss their favourite Mamiya cameras! Today's episode features, the Mamiya C220, Mamiya Universal, Mamiya RB67, Mamiya m645, Mamiya 645 Pro, and Mamiya 645 AF-D!
These days distance is the name of the game, but what lens can you slap on your camera, well we at CCR have come up with four options that will help you go long! Join John, James, Bill and Alex in the studio today as we talk about four amazing telephoto lenses! The underrated Zeiss Sonar 250mm f/5.6 for the Hasselblad V system, the iconic Nikkor 105/2.5, the mighty Micro-Nikkor 200/4 and the surprising Maxxum 100/2.8 MACRO!
It's always fun to riff off a camera after shooting with it for the first time while we've done this theme before we're now on our third part of the challenge. But this time we're adding another twist. This time the camera provider has also loaded the camera up with a specific film stock with the only thing being known to the shooter is the film speed! The cameras featured in today's episode include the Zeiss Ikon Ikonta 521, Yashica YF, Voigtlander Bessa T, and the Minolta X-570!
In a continuation from the last episode, Bill and James are again joined by Marwan from SilverGrain Classics. In today's episode, we'll be talking about the cameras that disrupted Leica's little kingdom of Rangefinders, the SLR. And the fact that despite not wanting anything to do with them, Lecia would be forced kicking and screaming into the SLR market with mixed results.
Join Bill, James, and Marwan (of SilverGrain Classics) as they discuss the first of two episodes focusing on Leica cameras. In the first part we discuss the whole history of the iconic M-Series of rangefinders from the classic M3 to the modern MP and M-A cameras and everything in between!
If there's one thing that is certain in the day of interconnectivity and social media, film photographers tend to find each other and today Bill sits down with one of those connections, Aly from the Blog and YouTube Channel, Aly's Vintage Camera Alley. Bill and Aly talk on the subject of camera collecting, film photography, and more!
James sits down with Neil Piper of the Soot & Whitewash Photography Podcast for an in-depth discussion on his photography journey. The pair discuss Neil’s perspective on art and photography and Project Box Camera. Not focused on any camera(s) in particular, this episode is truly out of the box!