This week on the Camerosity Podcast, we are joined by film historian, author, and ex-Kodak employee, Robert Shanebrook who gives us 90 straight minutes of pure Kodak history, covering everything from how film is made, his work on Apollo 11 designing cameras for moon photography, what is ESTAR base, whether or not Kodachrome will ever come back and much, much more.  Not to be overshadowed by Robert's visit, we were also joined by two listeners, Mario Piper and Howard Sandler who chimed in with some excellent questions as well.

If you've never listened to a Camerosity Podcast before, THIS is the one to listen to!

If you are interested in participating in our next episode, be sure to keep an eye here for a new link which will be posted around noon Central Time Sunday, October 17th!

This Week's Episode

  • Memorial to Dan Arnold (1959-2021)
  • Introducing Robert Shanebrook, Author of "Making Kodak Film"
  • Robert's stereo camera used on the Apollo 11 Mission
  • What is ESTAR base?
  • Differences between cinema and still photography film bases
  • Why do some films have a transparent base?
  • Why is TMax film purple, and why does it need extra fixer?
  • How is static electricity controlled in film on satellites?
  • Exposed film is caught from space and taken to Hawaii
  • How Kodak Portra was created (Portra > Vericolor III)
  • Kodak Panatomic-X is the best black and white film ever!
  • Will Kodak ever bring back Kodachrome?
  • Robert finds an unused roll of film for the 1888 Kodak camera
  • Mario asks how Infrared Film works
  • How color film is coated
  • "We Stood on the Shoulders of Giants"
  • Steve Sasson sat next to Robert while making the first digital camera
  • Kodak helped advance digital photography, until it killed them
  • How much of Kodak's film business was cinema film?
  • Kodak Disc film didn't perform up to what was promised
  • Why wasn't APS (Advantix) film larger?
  • Mike finds a way to talk about the Kodak Ektra again...
  • A short memorial for Ron Mowrey
  • Robert inspects every single copy of his book
  • Howard "Eckmans" the Petri Color 35

Show Notes

If you would like to offer feedback or contact me with questions or ideas for future episodes, please email me at mike@mikeeckman.com.

The Official Camerosity Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/CamerosityPodcast

Camerosity Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/camerosity_podcast/

Robert Shanebrook - http://www.makingkodakfilm.com, makingkodakfilm@yahoo.com

Mario Piper - Gen X Photography Podcast - https://anchor.fm/mario-piper0

Howard Sandler - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hsandler

Theo Panagopoulos - https://www.photothinking.com/

Anthony Rue - https://www.instagram.com/kino_pravda/

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After a one week break, the Camerosity Podcast returns with more open source film discussion.  This week we were joined with Canadian photographer and RB67 enthusiast Jess Hobbs, the Camerosity Podcast's number one fan, Michael Kaplan, and finally, returning for his second podcast with us, Cheyenne Morrison.

If you are interested in participating in our next episode, be sure to keep an eye here for a new link which will be posted around noon Central Time Sunday, October 10th!

This Week's Episode

  • Jess and Michael's favorite films
  • Does expired 220 film hold up better than expired 120?
  • Johnny has no use for bulk loading film
  • How to open a 35mm cassette without a tool
  • Where will film photography be in 10, 20, or 50 years?
    • Less and less people to repair cameras
    • Film stocks disappearing
    • Will film become boutique manufacturers like vinyl records are today?
    • Making new cameras using old parts
  • Nikon FE Press Pan with Mamiya press lenses
  • Dora Goodman's cameras
  • Has "Eckman" become a verb?
  • Mike visits the most amazing camera collection in the world
  • Fuji won't make peel apart film again
  • Everyone's new gear
    • Michael - Anscomark M and Topcon Super DM
    • Cheyenne - Hedeco Lime clip on meter
    • Jess - Olympus Stylus Epic Deluxe, Topcon RE Super, Leica IIIa, and a Zenit-C.
    • Johnny - Fujifilm GA645 Zi
    • Anthony - Vito BR
    • Mike - Exakta Vest Pocket 127 with Biotar and wide angle f/8 Tessar
    • Theo - Mamiya Myrapid and LOMO LC-A

Show Notes

If you would like to offer feedback or contact me with questions or ideas for future episodes, please email me at mike@mikeeckman.com.

Camerosity Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/camerosity_podcast/

Jess Hobbs - https://www.youtube.com/c/JessHobbs

Michael Kaplan - http://www.thevelvetsirens.com/

Theo Panagopoulos - https://www.photothinking.com/

Anthony Rue - https://www.instagram.com/kino_pravda/

Johnny Sisson - https://www.kenrockwell.com

This week we get a special surprise visit from Jeff and Gabe from the I Dream of Cameras Podcast, Nick Lyle from the Home Made Cameras Podcast, and West Texan photographer and Noblex fan, Liz Potter where we talk about everything from small Minox cameras to large format.  Of course panoramic cameras are discussed again, as are the best entry points into 4x5.

We will be off next week, but will return with a new episode the first week of October.  If you'd like to talk to us, be sure to keep an eye here for a new link which will be posted around noon Central Time Sunday, October 3rd!

This Week's Episode

  • Everyone loves Minoxes!
  • Are Minoxes Really Spy Cameras?
  • Black and White Panoramas in a Noblex in West Texas
  • The Creator of the Noblex was Once in a Gulag
  • Gabe Has a Rolleiflex Collection
  • We Talk about Panoramic Cameras Again
  • Something Called a Loreo Stereo Camera
  • Homemade Stereo Cameras
  • Triplet Lenses Are Very Good
  • Jeff and Gabe Discuss Getting Rid of Cameras
  • Should You Insure Your Camera Collection?
  • Cameras Don't Make Good Pictures, Good Cameras Allow You to Make Good Pictures
  • If You Can't Find the Perfect Camera, Make Your Own!
  • Anthony Gushes Over His Ikonta / Fixing Bellows
  • What is a Good Starting Point Into 4x5?
  • Roll Film Adapters on 4x5
  • The Cameradactyl
  • How to Keep Podcasts Short?

Show Notes

If you would like to offer feedback or contact me with questions or ideas for future episodes, please use the Comments section below or email me at mike@mikeeckman.com.

Camerosity Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/camerosity_podcast/

Jeff Greenstein and Gabe Sachs - https://www.idreamofcameras.com/

Nick Lyle - https://homemadecamera.podbean.com/

Liz Potter - https://www.lizpotterphotography.com/

Theo Panagopoulos - https://www.photothinking.com/

Anthony Rue - https://www.instagram.com/kino_pravda/

This week we finally open up the call-in lines and invite you all to participate in our weekly camera discussion.  Using a Zoom link posted every Sunday, anyone can talk to Mike, Anthony, Theo, Johnny, and whoever else comes on.

Without any warning or planned scripts, Vladislav Kern from USSRphoto and Matt Jones from Thailand join in and share stories about Nikons, Polaroids, and street photography in other countries.

If you'd like to talk to us next week, be sure to keep an eye here for a new link which will be posted around noon Central Time this upcoming Sunday!

This Week's Episode

  • Introducing the Open Source plan
  • Open Source alternatives to Adobe software / GIMP
  • Digitizing vs Scanning: Something no one can agree on
  • Vladislav Kern = Nikon Collector?
  • Everyone loves the FM2
  • Hot Cameras in Thailand
  • "Remember the Polaroid Cold Clip, It's Meant to Go Under Your Armpit!"
  • Johnny's dad was a Polaroid sales guy
  • Film photography stories need to be preserved before everyone who experienced them is gone
  • Technology doesn't amaze us anymore
  • Army of the Dead bukkakokeh's with the Canon f/0.95 Dream Lens
  • Soviet фото magazine
  • Don't buy Soviet military cameras now
  • Soviet KGB camera museums
  • Street photography in foreign countries
  • Don't take photos of the Amish
  • Recommendations for shooting a Space X Rocket

Show Notes

If you would like to offer feedback or contact me with questions or ideas for future episodes, please use the Comments section below.

Vladislav Kern - http://ussrphoto.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/ussrphoto/

Johnny Sisson - https://www.classiclensespodcast.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/sissonphotography/

Theo Panagopoulos - https://www.photothinking.com/

Anthony Rue - https://www.instagram.com/kino_pravda/

We welcome Paul Rybolt in this week's episode of the Camerosity podcast and with over 500 current auctions and nearly 2800 positive feedback Paul offers his insights into selling on eBay and one thing you should include in your camera auction listings to boost exposure.

Also returning are Anthony and Theo to offer their insights as well.

Next week, we will open the lines up for people to call in while recording to ask us questions!

Please visit https://www.mikeeckman.com for camera reviews, articles, how-tos, and other podcast information. 

If you have any comments, email me at mike@mikeeckman.com or contact me through my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/mikeeckmandotcom.

This Week's Episode

  • Panorama-mania, Fujis Hassys and Cirkuts!
  • Unloving the Hasselblad SWC
  • Theo's Australian War Memorial Photos
  • Is Flickr Dead?
  • NFTs and Photography
  • The Excitement of Collecting Prints
  • 17 Blade Biotars
  • Adapting M40 Lenses
  • Paul's Thoughts on eBay
  • Mike Finds Another Way to Talk About Arguses
  • You Cant Stump the Eckman - Wirgin Edinex (I repeatedly call it an Edixa, WHOOPS!)
  • Best Sub $200 Medium Format Cameras
  • What About the Pearl River?
  • The AGFA Optima Sensor Flash is Super Cool!
  • Anthony Relives his Olympus 35 RC
  • What Does CAMEROSITY Mean?

The first ever Camerosity Podcast is actually the third, after two proof of concept "Cocaine and Waffles" podcasts recorded this past May.  In future episodes, we will have call-in opportunities for listeners to be able to participate and ask questions and chat with myself and the other hosts.  Stay tuned for future episodes!

Please visit https://www.mikeeckman.com for camera reviews, articles, how-tos, and other podcast information. 

If you have any comments, email me at mike at mikeeckman dot com or contact me through my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/mikeeckmandotcom.

This Week's Episode

  • Johnny Sisson's Mantis Cam
  • Perry Ge's Fujinon lens mystery
  • Anthony's worst eBay seller ever
  • Mike's Petri Color 35
  • The Keystone Wizard!
  • Cameras that are better in person than you realize
  • Theo's Mamiya 7 and Anthony's Monster Cam
  • Johnny's Rollei/Klasse
  • Nicca Cameras
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