It's an all new year and an all new episode of the Camerosity Podcast!  We're back at our regular time for some call in camera discussion!

For episode 17, Theo, Paul, Anthony, and I were joined by returning callers Dan Hausman, Hong Lee, Mark Faulkner, Mark Peterson, and Miles Libak where we posed the question, "What are the worst cameras you've ever used that have the best lenses?"  It proved to be a worthwhile discussion as it spawned a lot of strong opinions, and some controversy!  Definitely check it out and maybe next time, you can tell us which cameras you don't like...or something completely different!

As always, the topics we discuss on the Camerosity Podcast are decided entirely upon you, so if you'd like to join us, be sure to look out for our next show announcement for Episode 18, which we will record at our normal time of 7pm CST (UTC -6), 8pm EST (UTC -5) on Monday, January 24th.

This Week's Episode

Show Notes

If you would like to offer feedback or contact me with questions or ideas for future episodes, please contact us in the Comments Section below, our Camerosity Facebook Group or Instagram page, or email us at camerosity.podcast@gmail.com.

The Official Camerosity Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/camerositypodcast

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

Mark Faulkner - https://thegashaus.com/

Dan Hausman - http://historiccamera.com/club/occs/

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

Paul Rybolt - https://www.ebay.com/usr/paulkris

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

December 29, 2021

Episode 16: Eurovision!

We're back with another episode of the Camerosity Podcast, but unlike other episodes, Episode 16 is our first ever European special in which we record at a different time to be more Europe-friendly, to give people in that region a chance to call in.

Joined by first time callers, Alan Duncan, Peggy Marsh, Dominik Samol, George Griffin, and Warner Grandfield, and returning callers Bill Smith, Skip Williams, Malcolm Myers, and Miles Libak, Paul, Theo and I covered a wide range of topics, from the Purma Special, how to roll your own 127 film, the Berning Robot, why pentaprisms degrade, and a whole discussion on shutter speed dial designs.

As always, the topics we discuss on the Camerosity Podcast are decided entirely upon you, so if you'd like to join us, be sure to look out for our next show announcement for Episode 17, which we will record at our normal time of 7pm CST (UTC -6), 8pm EST (UTC -5) on Monday, January 10th.

This Week's Episode

  • cameragocamera is not the same as gocamerago
  • Canon Experiments with the Pellix and Canon EX After the Failure of the Canonflex
  • Canon EF, Leica M5 and Other Cameras with Large Shutter Speed Dials That Overlap
  • Fujicarex II SLR has Back Wheel Focus and Aperture Control
  • Olympus OM SLRs and Nikkormat Shutter Speed Rings Around the Lens Mount
  • Theo Buys a Topcon RE Super from Warner / Topcor 58mm f/1.4 Lens
  • Skip Can't Decide Between the Nikon F, F2, or F3 / We Pick the FM2
  • Alan Hates the Canon EF-M / Manual Focus on Auto Focus Bodies / Nikon F70 and N70
  • The Canon DL-9000 and Other Trashcam/Scameras
  • Mike's Worst Camera of All Time is the Konica AiBORG
  • The Noblex 135U / Panolux Attachment
  • Domink's Robot IIa with Tele-Finder 30-150mm / Paul Sold Anthony a Robot Royal 36
  • Robot Lenses and the Robot Stars
  • Other 24mm Square Format Cameras, Zeiss Tenax II, Photavit, and early Altix Cameras
  • George Has Been Using his Olympus OM10 for 38 Years / OM10s Are Good for Their Prisms
  • Why Do Pentaprisms Degrade? / Why Was Foam Used?
  • More Talk About the Olympus OM-10
  • Who Has Shot a Purma Special?
  • How to Shoot 127 Cameras Today / Film Splicers / Bulk 46mm Film
  • Skip Get's "Making Kodak Film" by Robert Shanebrook for Christmas
  • Peggy's New Canonet / Canonet 19
  • Bill's Black Topcon RE2
  • Paul's Favorite Camera Store in Leeds
  • What Did Everyone Get for Christmas?

Show Notes

If you would like to offer feedback or contact me with questions or ideas for future episodes, please contact us in the Comments Section below, our Camerosity Facebook Group or Instagram page, or email us at camerosity.podcast@gmail.com.

The Official Camerosity Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/camerositypodcast

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

Peggy Marsh - https://cameragocamera.com/

Alan Duncan - https://austerityphoto.co.uk/

Bill Smith - https://funwithcameras.blogspot.com/

George Griffin - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/flaneur-on-the-streets/id1397646661

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

Paul Rybolt - https://www.ebay.com/usr/paulkris

After a week off, Anthony, Theo, Paul, and Mike return with Episode 15 with more open source camera nonsense.  This time we are joined by Nikon collector and historian, Robert Rotoloni, Bill Smith from the Classic Camera Revival Podcast, Miles Lybak, David Goldberg, Howard Sandler, and first time caller, Mark Peterson.

In this episode we discuss everything from press cameras like the Koni Rapid Omega to Nikon Series E lenses, M42 SLR recommendations, Nikonos and other underwater photography, and a story about when National Geographic got rid of all their Nikon Fs and switched to the Olympus OM-1.

Our next episode will be recorded on Monday, December 27th at a different time, with the hope of including some UK and European listeners.  The show will be recorded at 1PM Central Time, 2PM Eastern Time, and 7PM London Time.  If you are across the pond and have wanted to join the show, but didn't want to make up in the middle of the night, here's your chance to jump in and influence the discussion!

This Week's Episode

  • Camera Shipping Nightmares / Sometimes Cameras Are Shipped with Too Much Padding
  • Nippon Kogaku Made Viewfinders for Leicas and Everyone Else
  • Why Do Nikon Lenses Usually Hold Up So Well?
  • The Koni-Rapid Omega, Graflex XL, and Mamiya Super 23
  • Howard Wants Mike to Review the Koni Omegaflex
  • Nikkor Lenses Got Lighter in the 80s / You Can Drop 60s Nikkors on the Floor
  • What Was Different About the Series E Nikkor Lenses?
  • Joe DiMaggio - Not the Baseball Player
  • NYC Camera Stores - Camera Barn, Camera Row, Olden's, Minicam, Garden Camera, Wall St, 47th St, Spiratone, Willoughby's, Ken Hansen, and more
  • Howard Loves Burlington Camera in Canada
  • What Was Different About Black Nikon S2 Shutters? / Nikon Rangefinder Motor Driven Cameras
  • Robert and Paul Remember Rod Stines and Peter Lownds
  • Anthony Shoots Manatees with His Nikonos II
  • How Did the La Spirotechnique Calypso-Phot Become the Nikonos?
  • Nikon Marine Housing for the Nikon Rangefinder / Nikon F4 Underwater / Rolleimarin
  • Mark Peterson's New Pentax Spotmatic II / Recommended Asahi Takumar Lenses
  • Other Good M42 Mount SLRs (But Not the Zenit 16) / Praktica / Yashica / Fujica / Chinon
  • Corfield Interplan / Pontiac Lynx / Nikkor M39 Lenses
  • The KW Praktina Inspired Much of the Nikon F / Charles and John Noble / Soviet Gulags / Noblex Panoramic Camera
  • When UPI and National Geographic Sold Their Nikon Fs for the Olympus OM-1
  • The Nikon F has a 100% Viewfinder and a Mirror that Locks Down Every Single Time / The F2 Mirror Does Not Lock Down
  • The Nikon F2 Improved A Lot About the Nikon F / Mike Likes the F2 Shutter Release Better
  • Robert and Paul Reminisces About Shooting the Nikon F
  • Paul Gives Mark Peterson Dan Arnold's Olympus OM-1
  • Santa Uses Kangaroos in Australia
  • Episode 16 Will Be Our European Special Recorded Dec 27 at 7pm London Time
  • Be Sure to Join the Camerosity Facebook Page, Follow us at Instagram

Show Notes

If you would like to offer feedback or contact me with questions or ideas for future episodes, please contact us in the Comments Section below, our Camerosity Facebook Group or Instagram page, or email us at camerosity.podcast@gmail.com.

The Official Camerosity Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/camerositypodcast

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

Robert Rotoloni - http://www.nikonhistoricalsociety.com/p/rotoloni-book.html

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

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

Paul Rybolt - https://www.ebay.com/usr/paulkris

Camerosity can also be heard on the following services:

Google - https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL2NhbWVyb3NpdHkvZmVlZC54bWw

Apple - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/camerosity/id1583252688

We're back with episode 14 of the Camerosity Podcast.  This week we threw caution into the wind and recorded a show without any idea of what we were going to talk about and letting fate decide for us.  Apparently, fate wanted to talk about vintage video and stereo cameras!

Joined by our first ever European listener, Malcolm Myers, former Camera Barn manager David Goldberg, former TV/News photographer Larry Effler, and returning listeners Miles Libak and Mark Faulkner, we cover a wide variety of topics.

After this episode, we are switching to an episode every other week, so we will be off next week returning the week after that.  We'd love it if you could join us for Episode 15 which we will record on Monday, December 13th, so look for the join link around that time.

This Week's Episode

  • How Paul Got Started Buying and Selling Cameras / Contax T / Foth Derby
  • Tips in Shooting Scale/Zone/Estimate Focus / Olympus XA vs XA2 / Olympus Trip 35
  • What Was It Like in Camera Stores When The Digital Revolution Started?
  • Videographers Saw the Electronic Revolution Before Still Photographers Did
  • NTSC vs PAL
  • Digital Still Video Cameras / Canon Xap Shot / Sony Mavica
  • Digital Title Slides on Ektachrome
  • RCA Video Discs / CED / Selectavision / The Analog Video Format on Vinyl Records
  • Kodak Retina IIa / Topcon Unirex / UV Mount Lenses / Wink Mirror S / Topcon IC-1
  • Stereo Realist / David White Company / Paul Well / Contura Stereo Camera / Sawyer's View-Master Stereo Cameras
  • Searching for Stereo Images and Vintage Film on eBay Gets You a Lot of Porn
  • Miles Bought a Contax IIIa After Listening to Episode 13
  • Many Soviet Contax Mount Lenses are Just as Good as Zeiss Contax Lenses
  • Canon VT Deluxe / Bottom Film Advance Cameras / Leicavit / Ricoh 500/519 / Canonet 19
  • Mike Gets a Bell & Howell Dial 35 Kit as a Gift From a Site Reader
  • Most Clockwork Wind-up Cameras Need Film in Them to Work
  • You Can Fire a Magic Cube Flash with a Pencil / Paul's Microflash Story
  • Nikon SB-20 Flash Has a Built in Diffuser
  • Older Hot Shoe Flashes Might Damage Newer Film and Digital Cameras / Minolta Has a Different Hot Shoe
  • Nikon EM Was Marketed as the Camera for Ladies / That Blue Button on the EM
  • Nikon FA, FG, and F3 Will Not Meter Until You Reach Exposure 1 / RTFM
  • Camera Stores Needed to Make Profits / Selling High Margin Camera Brands like Ricoh, Mamiya, and Chinon
  • Refurbished / Gray Market Cameras / Extended Warranties
  • Canon VT Deluxe Part II / Canon's Rotating Prism
  • Nikkor non-Ai Lenses Converted to Ai / Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
  • Join Us in the new Camerosity Facebook Group

Show Notes

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

The Official Camerosity Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/camerositypodcast

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

Mark Faulkner - https://thegashaus.com/

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

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

Paul Rybolt - https://www.ebay.com/usr/paulkris

Camerosity can also be heard on the following services:

Google - https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL2NhbWVyb3NpdHkvZmVlZC54bWw

Apple - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/camerosity/id1583252688

This week's episode of the Camerosity Podcast is one for the ages.  Michael Wescott Loder, Nikon historian and author of "The Nikon Camera in America 1946-1953", joins us to discuss a huge number of topics regarding Nikon's history along with the Zeiss-Ikon Tenax II and a huge number of other cameras that he is interested in.  We go over everything from Nippon Kogaku's role in the post war Japanese camera industry, why they were successful and Canon wasn't, Nikon rangefinder prototypes, and a whole lot of other interesting topics.

But wait there's more...

Also joining in on the discussion is none other than president of the Nikon Historical Society, and fellow author, Robert Rotoloni jumps in to add his thoughts and ask some questions of his own.

I'm not done yet....

Returning from episode 8, author of "Making Kodak Film", Robert Shanebrook surprises us with a visit to participate in the discussion and ask some questions.  Rounding out our guests are Mark Faulkner, Nick Lyle, and Miles Libak!

Next week, we will return with Episode 14, so look out for the Episode announcement this upcoming Sunday, November 28th!

This Week's Episode

  • Wes Bought a Nikon S2 to Photograph in Caves / How Wes Got Started Researching Nikon
  • Tenax II / Akarette / Akarelle / AGFA Ambi Silette / Lordomat
  • Why Was Nikon So Successful?  Why Didn't Canon or Pentax Have the Same Level of Success?
  • Why Did Zeiss-Ikon Make the Tenax II? / Which Came First, the Tenax or Robot?
  • Hubert Nerwin, Zeiss-Ikon, the West German Camera Industry, and the Kodak Instamatic
  • Why Didn't West Germany Have any Focal Plane SLRs like the Contax SLR?
  • Zeiss-Ikon Stuttgart Had to Rebuild After the War / East Germany Was Winning For a While
  • Nikon Saw the Best Success in the US East and West Coasts, Not the Midwest
  • Hubert Nerwin and Operation Paperclip
  • Many Camera Companies Went Out of Business Between 1958-1962 / Differences Between Germany and Japan
  • Nippon Kogaku Developed the Nikon F at the Same Time as the Nikon SP
  • German SLRs Were Hampered by Their Own Reliance on the Compur Leaf Shutter
  • Nikon and Canon Had Different Approaches Toward Making Rangefinders
  • The Nikon S2 Originally Had Knobs for Wind and Rewind / Only Black Dial S2s Can Be Motorized
  • Canon Made 33 Different Rangefinders Between 1945 and 1958
  • Why Was the Nikon F So Successful? / Why the Canonflex Failed
  • Nikon Model One Bellows
  • Did Nippon Kogaku and Eastman Kodak Ever Collaborate On Anything?
  • Tuberculosis Almost Killed Medium Format in Japan
  • David Douglas Duncan's Role In Nikon's History / Jun Miki
  • Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 and f/1.5 Lenses
  • Nippon Kogaku Would Service Any Camera or Lens for Any Professional Photographer During the Korean War.
  • The Nikon F Was So Successful, It Killed the Nikon Rangefinder / The Nikon SPX and SP2 Was Built But Never Released
  • There Were More Canon 7 Rangefinders Made Than All Nikon Rangefinders Combined
  • Nippon Kogaku Also Worked on a Medium Format SLR and a 16mm Subminiature, None Were Ever Released
  • What Would the Japanese Camera Industry Look Like if Nippon Kogaku Never Existed?
  • Japanese Optics Companies Helped Each Other Out
  • Can Nikon Survive Today?
  • Smartphones Are Killing the Camera Industry
  • Color Film is Out of Stock Everywhere (Except for Theo)
  • When Nikon Made the Millennium SP and S3 Rangefinders, They Used 80-Year old Retired Guys to Train People How to Make Them
  • Robert Rotoloni Did the Foreward in Wes Loder's Book

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/

Wes Loder "The Nikon Camera in America 1946-1953" - https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Camera-America-1946-1953/dp/0786432217

"The Tenax II: Zeiss Ikon's Precision, Fast-action Camera" - https://www.amazon.com/Tenax-II-Precision-Fast-action-Camera/dp/138987821X

Wes's Blog - http://wesloderandnikon.blogspot.com/

Robert Rotoloni - http://www.nikonhistoricalsociety.com/p/rotoloni-book.html

Mark Faulkner - https://thegashaus.com/

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

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

Paul Rybolt - https://www.ebay.com/usr/paulkris

November 17, 2021

Episode 12: The Pentax Episode

This week on the Camerosity Podcast, we have a quad-fecta of returning callers, Mario Piper, Mark Faulkner, Michael Gossett, and Michael Kaplan all joined Anthony, Theo, Paul, and I in a lively discussion that was dominated by everyone's favorite camera, brand Pentax!  Of course, I found a way to mention Miranda again, plus a dig on Petri SLRs, and Anthony previewed a future discussion of developing in Caffenol and Black and White Reversal!

Next week, we are hoping to have a special guest who is a published author of multiple camera related books, so keep an eye out for the show announcement this upcoming Sunday, November 21st around Noon Central Time.

This Week's Episode

  • Michael Gossett Returns with his AGFA Speedex We Made Him Buy
  • Michael Kaplan Loves the AGFA Ambi Silette and Zeiss-Ikon Contessa 35
  • Petri SLRs Never Work / Staring at Cameras
  • Michael Kaplan's Ephemeral Machine Podcast
  • Leica R Lenses / Paul Loves the Leica R4
  • Shutter Lag on the Minolta XD11
  • Minolta/Leica 16mm Fisheye Lens
  • Yellow Takumars / Radioactive Lenses
  • Can a Yellowed Lens Replace Needing a Dedicated Yellow Filter?
  • 8 Element Takumars / Miranda Also Has an 8-Element 50/1.4
  • The Pentax Section
    • The Pentax K1 is the Perfect DSLR for Adapting Pentax K-Mount Lenses
    • Mark loves the Pentax Auto 110
    • Paul's Rare Meterless Pentax SL
    • Mike Loves the Pentax SV and the Pentax K (not the K1000)
    • The Ultimate Asahi Pentax Screw Mount Guide by Gerjan van Oosten
    • Five Element Takumar 55mm f/2.2 and 58mm f/2.4 Lenses
    • Pentax ME Super and ME F (not a Pentax, but the Canon T80 is Cool)
    • The Pentax MX - Is It the Best K-Mount Pentax?
    • Theo's Pick is the Pentax Spotmatic SP
    • Everyone's Favorite Pentax Lenses
  • Vivitar Lenses 35mm f/2, 70-210mm f/3.5 Zoom, 200mm
  • Mike Loves the Nikkor 100-300 f/5.6 Zoom
  • Sigma Z 28mm f/2.8 M42 Lens / Joseph Ehrenreich Red Line and Blue Line
  • The Lester Dine Macro Lens / Yashica Dental-Eye
  • Developing in Caffenol
  • Buying Obscure Old Films From a Guy on Etsy
  • Black and White Reversal Development / AGFA Scala
  • Film Souping

Show Notes

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

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

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

Radioactive Canomatic Lenses - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPl0NUn_Dd0

The Asahi Pentax Ultimate Screw Mount Guide by Gerjan van Oosten - https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Asahi-Pentax-Screw-Mount/dp/907653702X

Etsy Classic Film Shop - https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClassicFilmShop

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

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

Paul Rybolt - https://www.ebay.com/usr/paulkris

This week on the Camerosity Podcast, we were once again joined by previous guests Paul Rybolt and Mike Novak and first time caller, Hong Joon Lee who has been following on Facebook and purchased the Contax Sonnar 1.5 I recently sold.  Half way through the show however, we were joined by camera collector extraordinaire, Ira Cohen, whose massive collection of cameras I was able to visit earlier this year.  Ira has the largest collection of rare and unusual cameras I've ever seen and the level of knowledge he has about collecting is unmatched.

This was a fascinating episode that went in completely unpredictable directions with a lot of talk about Miranda and their history, why the Nikon F was so successful, what point is a Leica copy not longer a copy, and much, much more!

As always, 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, November 14th!

This Week's Episode

  • Hong's Sonnar 1.5 and Mike's New Leotax
  • Amedeo Contax Lens Adapters / Don't Buy Cheap Lens Adapters
  • Paul's Orion Contax to Leica Adapter
  • Miranda's Demise of the dx-3
  • What are the Good Mirandas? / Miranda Soligor Lenses Punch Above Their Weight
  • Miranda's Risque Ads / Mike Gets in Touch with the Niece of the Lady from the Ads
  • How Miranda Got Started and Why They Failed
  • Mike Loves his Miranda A / Wirgin SLRs are Nice Too
  • Montanus / Wirgin TLRs
  • When Did SLRs Start to Take Over from Rangefinders?
  • Mike's Contax I Will Never Be Serviced
  • Ira Cohen Calls In!
  • The Nikon F Officially Began the Era of the SLR
  • Was it that Obvious that the Nikon F Was Superior to All Other Cameras at the Time?
  • Camera Rigidity: Nikon vs Leica
  • Why Was Leitz Hesitant to Release an SLR?
  • When Is a Leica Copy No Longer a Leica Copy?
  • We got Michael Gossett to buy an AGFA Speedex
  • Anthony's Zeiss folders CLAd by Jurgen at certo6.com
  • Ira's Blue Chair / Hong Works by Central Camera
  • Ira's Prototype Box Camera
  • Mike Gets a Book on Cameras by Douglas St. Denny from China

Show Notes

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

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

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

Paul Rybolt - https://www.ebay.com/usr/paulkris

Mike Novak - https://www.flickr.com/photos/greyscale3/

Hong Joon Lee - https://www.facebook.com/hongjoon.lee.33

Ira Cohen - Ira has no Internet Presence

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

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

This week on the Camerosity Podcast, we are joined by two listeners, Michael Gossett and Nick Lyle.  Michael is an experienced digital photographer, but is a novice when it comes to film.  Only having shot automatic 35mm SLRs, Michael asks for recommendations on medium format cameras, and tips how to shoot scale focus, rangefinders, and home developing.  As always, we talk about other things too, so take a listen to our 10th episode and enjoy!

We are taking next week off, but 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, November 7th!

This Week's Episode

  • Developing film for Beginners
  • Periscopic Viewfinder in Large Format
  • The Retina Reflex Probably isn't the best first camera
  • Adapting DKL Lenses to Digital
  • Eliminating Variables is the Key to Success
  • Developing Your Own Film Isn't for Everyone
  • Mike Can't Help Himself and Gets a Contax I and Throws Shade at the Sonnar
  • Developing 4x5 film in the Film Holder
  • Cheap Folding Medium Format Cameras for Beginners
  • Speedexes, Nettars, Bessas, and Perkeos
  • Shooting Scale Focus
  • Theo's Konica Pearl
  • Rotted Kodak (not Retina) Bellows
  • Flexaret and Ikoflex Recommendations
  • Oh Geez, Panoramics again!
  • Mike Rips on the FT-2
  • Nick Loves the Graflex Century Graphic
  • Large Format Tips and Tricks
  • Everyone Has a Kitchen Scale!
  • With Hasselblad, You Have to Do Everything Their Way

Show Notes

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

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

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

Michael Gossett - No Internet Presence

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

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

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

This week on the Camerosity Podcast, we are joined by three listeners, Mark Faulkner, Mike Novak, and Skip Williams.  Without a predetermined topic to discussed, we just winged it and managed to talk about everything from the Pentax LX, to the dangers of flying with cameras, to Mark's Big Suitcase o' 16mm Cameras.  Oh, and yes, we did talk about panoramic cameras for the ninth episode in a row!  Our topics were wide ranging this week, so there's certain to be something for everyone!

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 24th!

This Week's Episode

  • Skip's Olympus OM-1 and Pentax LX with the Cool Action Finder
  • Episode 8 Was Awesome and you should listen to it!
  • Fuji Discontinues More Film :(
  • Kodak Disc Film, Minox, and Viewmaster Cameras
  • Kodachrome is REALLY hard to develop
  • Shooting 16mm Cameras, Mark has a Suitcase of them!
  • Kiev Subminiatures and the KMZ Narciss 16mm SLR
  • The Mamiya 6 Focuses by Moving the Film Plane
  • Dont Fly on Planes with Old Cameras, Also, Don't Ever Fly with Anthony Rue!
  • Anthony Loves his Super Ikonta
  • The Corfield Periflex with it's Periscope SLR Focus
  • Contaxes, Kievs, and No-Name Kievs
  • Horizonts and the Viscawide 16
  • The Drug Friend and GOMZ Leningrads Hardly Ever Work
  • What's Coming Soon on mikeeckman.com
  • Everyone's New Gear
  • Anthony Visits Clyde Butcher's Darkroom

Show Notes

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

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

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

Mark Faulkner - https://thegashaus.com/

Mike Novak - https://www.flickr.com/photos/greyscale3

Skip Williams

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

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

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

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