May 19, 2022

Episode 26: GASoline Alley and Absurd Auctions

This week on episode 26 we play catch up on a lack of GAS discussion over the past couple of episodes.  Theo, Paul, Anthony, and Mike all have a large number of cameras that they've come across, and not always from the usual sources.  In addition to GAS, we share a story about the Ohio Camera Collector's Society Auction earlier this month in Columbus, Ohio in which bidding got really out of hand and the state of regional camera shows.

Other topics discussed are ways to develop 116/616 film using regular Paterson reels, the best way to store a large camera collection, and Mike's recommendation on a cheap way to shoot wide angle Nikkor rangefinder lenses.

Joining us are returning callers, Robert Rotoloni, Dan Tree, Miles Libak, Jon Gilchrist, Mark Beadle and Wannes Scheipers, and first time callers, Aiden Dean, Alex Dietrich, and all the way from Johannesburg, South Africa, Dean Blumberg who also share in their latest pickups, questions, and general camera collector miscellany.

Every episode, the topics we discuss on the Camerosity Podcast are decided entirely upon you, so if you’d like to join us next time, be sure to look out for our next show announcement for Episode 27, which will be recorded on Sunday, May 29th!

This Week's Episode

  • Paul Proxy Bids at the Ohio Camera Collector's Society Annual Auction
  • First Was the Auction Then the Saturday Camera Show / Paul Buys a Zeiss-Ikon Contaflex 35mm TLR and Ihagee Exakta 66
  • Paul's Secret Advice to Get Stuff at Camera Shows / Robert Rotoloni Wasted His Time at the Chicago Show Too
  • Japanese Sellers Used to Buy Tables at Shows Only to Buy Cameras and Not Sell
  • Camera Shows Aren't Being Advertised Correctly / You Can't Get eBay in South Africa, Most Cameras are Already There
  • There Needs to Be a Better Way to Promote Camera Shows / Let the Camerosity Podcast Do That For You! / Other Online Auctions Besides eBay
  • Mike Buys His Last Camera Ever, a Nikon F2AS / NO ONE IS BUYING DIGICAMS, THEO!!!!
  • Paul is Impervious to GAS Until This Week / Nikon SP and Nikon S3 2000 Edition
  • Were Black S3 2000s Repainted Chrome Ones? / Some Parts of the S3 2000 Were Outsourced
  • Radu Lesaru CLA'd Zeiss-Ikon Contax I
  • Theo's Massive Auction Haul
  • Anthony Shoots Gevaert 616 Film from 1947 / YouTube Hack for Developing 116/616 Using Paterson Tanks
  • Zeiss-Ikon Cocarette Luxus
  • Nikkor Screw Mount Lenses / The Nikonos II is Usually Found with the 35mm f/2.5 Lens Which is Excellent
  • Dan Tree Buys a Rollei 35 S / Everyone Loves the Rollei 35 Except Paul / Underrated Rollei 35 Models / Rollei 35 LED
  • Exell Mercury Replacement Batteries / Wayne Fixes His Minolta Hi-Matic / Early AGFA Karats Have the Best Rangefinders
  • Lubtiel and Chaika 3 Both in their Original Boxes /  Camera Ephemera / Engraved Social Security Numbers
  • Zeiss-Ikon Contaflex Lenses / Ikonta Light Leaks / Leitz Null Series Leica
  • What is the Best Way to Store a Large Collection of Cameras?

Show Notes

If you would like to offer feedback or contact us 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

The Official Camerosity Facebook Group -

Camerosity Instagram -

Camerosity Twitter -

Loading 116/616 Film Onto Paterson Reels -

Jon Gilchrist – Packard-Ideal Shutter Company – and

Dan Tree –

Robert Rotoloni –

Theo Panagopoulos -

Paul Rybolt -

Anthony Rue - and

More episodes

Load more

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App