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

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

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