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

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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

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