This week on Episode 18 of the Camerosity Podcast, we welcome collector, historian, and author Peter Kitchingman to the show.  Peter is well known through the collector community because of his knowledge with Canon rangefinders and his book, "Canon M39 Rangefinder Lenses 1939-71 - A Collector's Guide".

Peter has been collecting Canon cameras for nearly 30 years and has documented hundreds of different lenses, accessories and owns one of the largest private collections of Canon rangefinders, including three of the rarest models ever made.

He is joined by your regular hosts, Anthony, Theo, Paul, and I, along with returning callers Robert Rotoloni, Michael Westcott Loder, Mark Faulkner, Mark Peterson, and first time callers Jess Lantz, Dwight Anderson, and David Ortega.  If you only have a passing interest in Canon rangefinders, this is a terrific episode to get your Canon GAS going, and of course we also manage to find ways to talk about other cameras too!

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 19, which we will record at our normal time of 7pm CST (UTC -6), 8pm EST (UTC -5) on Monday, February 7th.

This Week's Episode

  • Peter's Introduction
  • What is a Good First Canon Rangefinder? / Don't Screw LTM Lenses into the Canon J Mount
  • Where Did Canon Originally Get It's Optical Glass From?
  • Canon Imported Schott Glass from Germany on Trains and Submarines
  • Canon's Spinning Prism / Anthony's Thoughts on the Canon IV Sb
  • Canon's Spring Loaded Take Up Spool / Canon 50mm f/1.8 Put Canon on the Map
  • Are Serenar Lenses Different from Canon Lenses?
  • Why Did Canon Use a Sonnar Formula for the 35mm f/1.5?
  • Did Canon Accessorize to Help Themselves Be Successful?
  • Why are Canon Rangefinders More Popular than Nikon Rangefinders Today?
  • Canon Did Well with the Military Post Exchange / EP Canons / Most Common EPs
  • Did Canon or Nikon Make any Rare Earth/Thorium/Lanthanum Radioactive Lenses?
  • When Did Canon Stop Using Schott Glass?
  • Nikkor 50mn f/1.1 and the Canon f/0.95 Dream Lens / Canon 7
  • Did Canon Benefit from Out of Work Nippon Kogaku Workers After the War?
  • The Japanese Camera Industry in the Mid 1950s Was Like the Wild West
  • Taron and Petri Made New Models Every Six Months
  • Robert Visits Koichi Sugiyama / Cadillac Sevilles and Super Mario Bros.
  • Canon Made a Subminiature Prototype But Never Produced It
  • Dwight Anderson Picks Up a Canon 7SZ for $7
  • Why Did Canon Have So Many Models?
  • Peter Has a Canon II AF and a Canon 1950 / Who Was Skinner?
  • Youxin Ye and Pro Camera in the US for All Your Canon Repair Needs
  • Why Do Some Cameras Have Metal Curtains? / Crinkled Canon P Shutter / Canon Pellix
  • Why Are Rangefinder Lenses Smaller Than SLR Lenses?
  • Canon Made an Exakta Mount Lens for Mamiya
  • Wide Angle Contax Lenses on Nikon Bodies
  • Theo and Peter Talk About Australian Cameras
  • Peter Dechert's 3 Rarest Canon Rangefinders / Remembering Dechert
  • The Next Generation of Film Camera Users and Collectors / Samoca 35

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/

If you would like to order Peter Kitchingman's book, email him at peterkcrf@iinet.net.au.

Canon Historical Society - https://www.facebook.com/groups/443468112473918/

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

Wes Loder - http://wesloderandnikon.blogspot.com/

Mark Faulkner - https://thegashaus.com/

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

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

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

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/

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