Freshly rescued from our tropical getaway where we started fires with Nikkor lenses, beat away native beasts with Arguses, and swam underwater with our Nikonos, the guys and I have come to the realization that we've spent a lot of time in recent episodes talking about some of the same camera brands.  We thought we would devote our next episode to some of the most underappreciated camera brands.

Of course, this being the Camerosity Podcast, we don't always have control over what we talk about, so while some very underappreciated camera brands do get discussed, we go down several rabbit holes that are just as interesting.  If you want to hear about burglaries and what happens to camera collectors after they die, this is the episode for you!

Joining us on this episode are returning callers, Robert Rotoloni, Ira Cohen, Mark Peterson, Larry Effler, James Allen, David Ortega, Howard Sandler, and Mark Faulkner, and first time callers Joseph Brunjes and Tony Colvin.  As always, the topics we discuss on the show are heavily influenced by our callers and for this episode, a great number of cameras and models are brought up by our callers that a scripted show would likely never cover.

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 28, which will be recorded on Monday, June 13th!

This Week's Episode

  • Robert Clarifies Why the Nikon F Has a Strange Mirror Lockup / 21mm Lenses
  • Yashica f/1.2 Lens with Notched Rear Element / Carl Zeiss Biogon Came First
  • Ira Has His Entire Collection Stolen Twice / Built His First Collection with His Father / Anthony Gets His Entire Collection Stolen Too
  • Theo Was Burgled Once in London / Store Your Camera Stuff in Diaper Bags / Don't use Fancy Camera Bags when Traveling
  • Mike Owes Mark Peterson Some Film, Then Talks About His Basement Again!
  • Paul Has an Awesome Darkroom in His Basement
  • Ira Shows Off his Wirgin Komet SLR (Predecessor to the Wirgin Edixa) / Alpha and Omega Cameras (First and Last)
  • Mike Reviews Ira's Eigenbau Kamera Made in the UK / Biflex / Tessina L Shoots Smaller Images on Regular 35mm
  • Bolsey Jubilee Is a Bolsey B2 With German Lens and Shutter and Fancy Top Plate
  • Bencini Koroll S and Bencini Comet Cameras are Cool But Strange
  • We Don't Talk About Yashica, No, No, Noooo / Yashica Lynx-14 and Ministers are Great / Yashica Electro 35 CC and GL
  • Minolta V2 Has a 1/2000 Top Speed / Minolta Used Citizen Shutters to Get Very Fast Shutters / Minolta Uniomat III
  • Another Cool Minolta is the Auto Wide / Minolta A-Series Shutters are Installed Backwards
  • The Minolta SRT-MC is the Kmart Minolta / 2 Millionth Minolta Maxxum / Maxxum with Crossed X's / Exxon Lawsuit
  • Shooting Minolta Cameras with Gloves / Maxxum 7 / Maxxum 650si
  • Konica Auto-Reflex and Autorex / The Original Konica F / Konica F-Mount / Konica FS / Koni-Omega Rapid

  • Tessina Film / Spring Wound Cameras / Polaroid SLR 680 / Rollei 6008 / Rollei A110
  • SLRs with Front and Rear Shutter Releases / Zenit 16
  • Rollei 35 vs Minox 35 / Minox GTE / DAG Can CLA Minox 35s
  • How to Develop 127 Film / Leicaflex SL2 / Cameras with Weird Locations for Batteries / Ira Hates Asymmetrical Cameras
  • Mike Busts Some Paul Myths / Konica L / Paul Makes Deals Even When Mike Was There
  • Tony Loves the Mamiya 1000 SLR and the Kowa Six and 66 / Graflex Graphic 35 Jet
  • What To Do With Our Collections When We Die

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 camerosity.podcast@gmail.com.

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

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

Camerosity Twitter - https://twitter.com/CamerosityPod

Joseph Brunjes - https://www.josephbrunjes.com/index

Robert Rotoloni – https://www.facebook.com/Nikon-Historical-Society-193619477350338/

Mark Faulkner – https://thegashaus.com/

Howard Sandler – https://www.flickr.com/photos/hsandler

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

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

Anthony Rue - https://www.instagram.com/kino_pravda/ and https://www.facebook.com/VoltaGNV/

This week on episode 27 Anthony, Paul, Theo and I get our passports ready and board onto a boat for a tropical getaway!  While there, we will be taking a three hour tour to a remote, non-descript island, where us and our friend Gilligan will soak in the sights and take lots of photos in the hope of having some beautiful images when we get back!

Of course, with any trip comes the difficult decision of what gear should we bring?  Is compactness, performance, or ruggedness a deciding factor?  Should you bring in a large format camera to maximize detail on the tropical vistas you aren't likely to see again, or would a compact folder be a better option so that there's less for you to lug around?

Joining us this week is Aiden Dean, back from last episode, who travels with us and brings with him three very interesting selections.  Listen in as everyone talks about their "Tropical Island Cameras" and why we selected them!

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 28, which will be recorded on Monday, June 13th!

This Week's Episode

  • The Gang Goes on a Three Hour Tour
  • The Argus C3 is a Rugged Camera and Effective Blunt Object / Mike Was Coerced to Buy an Argus C3 for $1
  • Our Skipper Takes a Mamiya 7 and the 35mm Panoramic Kit
  • The Professor Chooses the Olympus Pen F / Pen Lenses Are Great Adapted to Micro 4/3rds / Yoshihisa Maitani Designed the Pen
  • Gilligan Is No Dummy and Brings His Nikon F2 To Shoot and Start Fires With!
  • Paul Chooses a Nikon F with the FTN Finder / The F2 Has Many Advantages Plus a Much Better Mirror Lock-Up
  • Ginger Values a Quality Compact Camera So She Takes the Voigtländer Perkeo II / 13 Exposures Per Roll
  • Another Nikon Makes the Cut, the Nikon FM2 is Compact, Reliable, and Performs Well / Nikkor Lenses to Bring / Steve McCurry Shot Afghan Girl with an FM2
  • The Kodak Medalist II is Both a Sculpture, a Camera, and Self-Defense Weapon / Differences Between the Medalist I and II
  • The Mamiya Universal or Super 23 is the Camera of Choice for Anything Medium Format / Rear Macro Bellows for Closeups
  • Gilligan Aims High with the Hasselblad 500 C/M /  The Viewfinder is Like Looking Into a TV / Advantages of Square Format
  • Ginger Pulls a Switcheroo from the Nikon F2AS to a Sony a7II Full Frame Mirrorless/ Nikkor 20mm f/4 Lens
  • You Can't Be on an Island Without an Underwater Camera So the Skipper Brings the Canon Sureshot A1
  • The Nikonos V Ups the Ante for Underwater Cameras / Nikonos Interchangeable Lenses / Nikonos RS SLR
  • Gilligan Has the Heaviest Luggage with His Pentax 67 SLR / Asahi Takumar 105mm Lens
  • Paul Saves the Best for Last, the Leica M6 / Paul Visits the Wetzlar Factory
  • The Final Camera is a DIGICAM! / Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX07 / Licensed Schneider, Zeiss, and Leica Lenses
  • Theo's Winners and Loses from his Massive Haul from Episode 26 / Super Ikonta / Zeh Goldi / Vitessa L / Superbs / Futura / Lordomat
  • Mike is Going to Visit Paul This Weekend / Anthony Ponders Buying a Bessa Rangefinder
  • Aiden Doesn't Have Any Questions But He Has a Lot of GAS / Graflex 3x4 and Toyo View Camera

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 camerosity.podcast@gmail.com.

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

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

Camerosity Twitter - https://twitter.com/CamerosityPod

Aiden Dean - https://www.instagram.com/chefboyar__dean/

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

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

Anthony Rue - https://www.instagram.com/kino_pravda/ and https://www.facebook.com/VoltaGNV/

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 camerosity.podcast@gmail.com.

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

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

Camerosity Twitter - https://twitter.com/CamerosityPod

Loading 116/616 Film Onto Paterson Reels - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9REyP3gLjo

Jon Gilchrist – Packard-Ideal Shutter Company – https://packardshutter.com/ and https://genescamera.com/

Dan Tree – https://www.instagram.com/dantreephoto

Robert Rotoloni – https://www.facebook.com/Nikon-Historical-Society-193619477350338/

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

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

Anthony Rue - https://www.instagram.com/kino_pravda/ and https://www.facebook.com/VoltaGNV/

This week on episode 25 we go beyond the world of film and bring to you a whole episode talking about the history of digital cameras.  In order to do that, we called upon a man who can speak to the earliest history of digital photography like no other, Steve Sasson.

In 1975, at the age of only 25 while working for Kodak, Steve created the world's first digital camera.  A crude looking blue and metal box with exposed electronics inside, a lens from a Kodak XL movie camera, and a cassette recorder as it's data storage device, the camera worked, and set the world on a path that leads us to modern smartphones today.

Not to be outdone, Steve is joined by Robert Shanebrook who we have spoken with before as a 35 year employee of Eastman Kodak, Robert worked in the same lab with Steve and shares with us his memories of that time at Kodak and how things progressed from there.

Also, with us is Todd Gustavson, author and curator at the George Eastman Museum, Todd knows Kodak history like no one else, and has access to a whole collection of the earliest digital cameras.

Finally, Daniel Koons is a Kodak collector and early digital camera enthusiast who has meticulously built the world's only replica of Steve's prototype digital camera.  Using high resolution images provided to him by Todd, Daniel was able to recreate the camera with an impressive level of precision and can speak to the inside workings of the camera second only to Steve.

It wouldn't be an open source podcast without some callers, and this time we have returning guests, Mark Faulkner, Mark Peterson, and Jon Gilchrist who ask their own questions and share their own experiences.

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 26, which will be recorded on Monday, May 16th!

This Week's Episode

  • Steve's Introduction / How He Got Involved / One Man Skunkworks
  • The Camera Didn't Work Until it Was Done / No One Knew How to Build It
  • It Took 23 Seconds to Store an Image / The Fairchild CCD Was Horrible
  • Why Would Anyone Want to Take Photos This Way? / There Was Never Any Paper on the Starship Enterprise
  • There Needs to be More Pixels / Kodak Wasn't Ignorant That This Was a Threat to Film
  • When Will Digital Be a Viable Form of Photography? / Moore's Law / The Boy Dog Wall
  • Portra Was Developed Without Any Constraints from Digital
  • What was the Evolution of the Original Concept to First Prototype? / Was a Modem Ever Considered?
  • Kodak Never Seriously Considered Still Video Photography (Sony Mavica / Canon Xap Shot)
  • Kodak ECAM / Kodak's Patent Wars of the Early 2000s
  • Daniel Koons Makes an Exact Replica of Steven's Camera / Please Return to Steve Sasson
  • Despite the Potential of Killing Film, Kodak Did More to Advance Digital Photography Than Almost Anybody
  • It is Harder Today to Shoot a 20 Year Old Digital Camera Than a 100 Year Old Film Camera
  • Kodak Kept Investing in New Film Stocks Into the 2000s Despite the Rise of Digital / After September 2003, Things Started to Change
  • Could You Take the Digital Image Off the Prototype and Into a Computer?
  • Does the Prototype Still Work? / Does Daniel's Copy Work? / There's a Raspberry Pi in There!
  • Todd Gustavson is a Curator at the Eastman Museum / Getting Old Digital Cameras Working / UF RAW
  • Digital Camera Collectors / SCSI Cables Are Hard to Find / Underwater Digital Photography
  • KingJim DaVinci Thermal Print Camera / Paul and Mark Are Shopping on eBay During This Podcast!
  • Paul Gets 10 Boxes of Cameras Today / Daniel's Wish List / The Digicam Craze in Japan
  • Kodak Tech Pan / Modern Equivalent to Technidol
  • What's Everyone's Favorite Bulk Film? / Don't Limit Yourself to B&W, C41 Processing is Easy Too
  • Go See the Collection of Cameras at the George Eastman Museum

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 camerosity.podcast@gmail.com.

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

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

Camerosity Twitter - https://twitter.com/CamerosityPod

Steve Sasson - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Sasson

Robert Shanebrook – http://www.makingkodakfilm.commakingkodakfilm@yahoo.com

Daniel Koons (Norman Camera) - https://www.normancamera.com/

Todd Gustavson (George Eastman House) - https://www.eastman.org/

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/ and https://www.facebook.com/VoltaGNV/

This week on episode 24 of the Camerosity Podcast, we hit the holiday road and travel to a more European friendly time zone to allow more of our British, German, and Belgium listeners to join us!

Along with Anthony, Theo, Paul, and I, first time callers Calum Tilson, John-Michael Mendizza, and Wayne Scheipers joined returning callers Alan Duncan, Nick Lyle, Mark Faulkner, Bill Smith, Larry Effler, and James Allen to discuss a wide variety of topics from Instax to LOMO to Minolta SRTs.  Camerosity GAS struck John-Michael and he bought a Rollei 35, and Calum gets a ton of great tips on camera repair.

Amazingly, we go this entire episode without once mentioning Nikon, Zeiss, Leica, King Regulas, or panoramic cameras (no wait a minute, we did).

Every episode, 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 25, which will be recorded on Monday, May 2nd!

This Week's Episode

  • The Olympus OM-101 is the Worst 35mm SLR Ever Made
  • The LOMO SuperSampler is Like an Even Shittier NIMSLO 3D
  • The Spinner is a 360 Panoramic Camera / LOMO LCA 120 / Nick's Panoramic Stitching Device / What Beer is Wayne Drinking?
  • The FED 5C Isn't Quite as Good as the FED 2 / FED Mikron and FED 50
  • Can you Replace or Re-Energize a Selenium Exposure Meter? / Reveni Labs Spot Meter
  • Lomography 4x5 Back for Instax Wide Film / Instax Film Has Terrible Latitude
  • Reddit Thread for Re-Ionizing Selenium Cells
  • NONS Instax SLR / Mamiya Press Polaroid Camera / Why Won't Fuji Release More Capable Instax Cameras?
  • Ensign Selfix 820 Special / Chroma 679 Uses Mamiya Lenses and Backs
  • Using Laser Measuring Devices for Distance
  • DeMaria-Lapierre Telka III / Royer Teleroy / Horseman 970
  • Minimata Movie, W. Eugene Smith Shoots a Minolta SRT-101 / Tips on Buying SRT-101s
  • Chroma Snapshot Technical Camera
  • Canon Sure Shot Ace Has a Waist Level Viewfinder / Olympus XA Series
  • Recommended Tools for Repairs: Soldering Mat, Good Precision Screwdrivers, Magnified Headband Loupe, Good Spanner, Rubber Lens Grippy Tool
  • Minolta Dynax 7 Needs a 3D Printed Aperture Ring / 3D Printing Replacement Parts
  • What Kind of Resources Are There to Learn Repairing Cameras? / Chris Sherlock's YouTube Channel / Learn Camera Repair Website / Ask The Experts While They're Still Alive
  • We Made John-Michael Buy a Rollei 35

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 camerosity.podcast@gmail.com.

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

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

LOMO Spinner - https://shop.lomography.com/us/spinner-360

Selenium Cell Repair - https://ian-partridge.com/cells.html

Re-Ionizing Selenium Cells - https://www.reddit.com/r/AnalogCommunity/comments/rrmxtb/how_to_ionize_a_selenium_meter_cell_recipe/

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

John-Michael Mendizza - https://www.jmm-photos.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/jmmendizza/

Calum Tilson - https://www.instagram.com/calum.tilson/

Mark Faulkner - https://thegashaus.com/

Nick Lyle - http://homemadecamera.com/

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

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

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

Anthony Rue - https://www.instagram.com/kino_pravda/ and https://www.facebook.com/VoltaGNV/

This week on episode 23 of the Camerosity Podcast, we finally get a chance to talk to Nafis Azad about his work with large format Polaroids at the 20x24studio in New York.  If you have a hard time picturing what a two foot tall instant photograph looks like, you're not alone.  Listen in on the history of the 20x24 Polaroid, how it works, and other stories.

Not to be outdone, Anthony, Paul, Theo, and Mike, along with returning guests Mark Faulkner, Howard Sandler, Jess Ibarra, James Allen, and Dan Tree talk about everyone's favorite Voigtländers, the strangest looking TLRs, and why Soviet cameras often need service, even when new.  Paul shares us with how knowledge of the f/stop system can help you when ordering a pizza, and Mike shares another PSA recommending everyone insure their cameras!

Every episode, 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 24, which at this time, we haven't yet decided on, so stay tuned!

This Week's Episode

  • Nafis Azad and the 20" x 24" Polaroid Camera / 20x24studio in New York
  • How Does Large Polaroid Film Work? / Polaroid 44x80 Room Camera
  • Elsa Dorfman's Portraits / Who Was Edwin Land?
  • How Much 20x24 Film Is Still Left and How is it Stored?
  • Chuck Close's Close-Ups / What Lenses are Used?
  • Calculating Exposure and Latitude of Large Format Polaroid Film
  • Maintaining the 20x24 Cameras / Do They Ever Break? / Storing Old Polaroid Photos
  • Voigtländer Vitessa Rangefinders / Voigtländer Zoomar Lenses
  • Jess Ibarra Returns Gets More Testing Stuff / Voigtländer Superb
  • Sugiyama's Collector's Guide to Japanese Cameras / McKeown's Guides / Jason Schneider's Camera Collecting Books
  • Coolest Looking TLRs, Voigtländer Superb, ANSCO Automatic Reflex 3.5, Fujicaflex, Flexarets, Welta Perfekta and Superfekta
  • Dan Tree Visits the Leica Store in San Francisco and Gets a Water Bottle / The Leica MP / Olympus XA4
  • The Pentax S1a has a Secret Shutter Speed / Argus 21 Markfinder / Voigtländer Vito II / Voigtländer BR / Voigtländer Vitomatic
  • The Rollei 35 is Worth it / Petri Color 35 / Paul's 8 Point Rollei 35 Rating System
  • Ricoh Hi-Color 35 / Ricoh Put Light Seals Everywhere
  • Mark Beadle Buys an Arax 88CM / Ukrainian Cameras / How Do People Feel About Russian Cameras Right Now?
  • The Plaubel Makina has Strange f/Stops / US Stop System / The f/stop System Helps When Ordering Pizza!
  • Mark Faulkner's Quick Update on His 3D Printed Spool Extenders / Chris Paulin is the Camerosity Podcast Superfan
  • Were Soviet Cameras Made Rough on Purpose so that they Could Be Fine Tuned Later?
  • Film Spacing Problems are not Unique to Soviet Cameras, Rolleiflexes Can Have Them Too
  • Buy a Demo Model Because You Can Guarantee It Works
  • Anthony's E6 Home Development Adventures / New Kodak Gold 200 in 120 / New Cinestill 400D Film
  • How Does Everyone Keep Track of their Camera Collection? / Insure Your Collection!!!

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 camerosity.podcast@gmail.com.

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

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

Nafis Azad - https://www.nafisazad.com/ and https://20x24studio.com/

Dan Tree - https://www.instagram.com/dantreephoto

Jess Ibarra - Viva La Film – https://www.vivalafilm.com/

Mark Faulkner - https://thegashaus.com/

Mark Beadle - https://www.instagram.com/mark_beadle90/

Howard Sandler – https://www.flickr.com/photos/hsandler

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

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

Anthony Rue - https://www.instagram.com/kino_pravda/ and https://www.facebook.com/VoltaGNV/

This week on episode 22 of the Camerosity Podcast, we welcome special guest Dan Tamarkin of Tamatkin Camera in Chicago, Illinois to regale us with many tales of his life selling Leicas.  Originally started in 1971 by his father Stan, Tamarkin Camera has been one of the most trusted Leica dealers in the country over the past 51 years, so there is little that Dan doesn't know or hasn't seen.

Listen in as Anthony, Paul, Theo and Mike, along with regular guests, Jon Gilchrist, Robert Rotoloni, Mark Faulkner, Nafis Azad, and Mark Peterson join first time callers Andre Domingues and Dan Tree who ask questions and chat about Leica cameras, the company's rich history and much more.  You may have never thought you needed a hot pink Hello Kitty Leica M3 before, but you will after hearing this episode!  Listen in to hear all the other nonsense we discuss!

Every episode, 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 23, which we will record on a special night, Sunday, April 3rd at 8pm CDT (UTC -5), 9pm EDT (UTC -4).

Audio Warning: Once again, I had problems with my own audio this episode.  All of the other guests are fine, but there was an issue with my levels that I did the best I could to correct.  The good news is, I figured out why this keeps happening so I should be able to prevent it for future episodes.

This Week's Episode

  • Introducing Dan Tamarkin / Reminiscing About Camera Shop Owners and Shutterbug Magazine
  • Repairing Leicas / Finding People to Do It / When Did Patina Become Desirable? / Lenny Kravitz Leicas
  • Customizing Your Cameras / Hello Kitty Leicas / Repainted Kodak Brownie Hawkeyes and Minolta SRTs / Provenance
  • Dan's Screw Mount and M-series Recommendations / Crazy Ways People Get Leicas
  • Special Edition Commemorative Leicas / Leitz Always Gave People What They Want / Brief Leica History
  • Earlier Leicas Could be Retrofitted with Later Features at the Factory
  • Why Do Leicas Sometimes Expose Images Through the Sprockets on One Side? / Metal Cassettes vs Modern Cassettes
  • Dan Buys Jon's Rare Viewfinder / 35mm Steel Rimmed Summilux Lens and Goggles
  • SBOOI 50mm Viewfinders / Auxiliary Viewfinders
  • Leica Copies Are Good on a Budget / The Right Camera is the One You Have
  • Leicaflex SLRs Are So Smooth / Beware of the Leica R4...But the Leica R6.2 is Awesome
  • Don't Shine Flashlights Through Your Lenses / Lens Bubbles are OK
  • Nippon Kogaku Screw Mount Lenses Are Really Good
  • Left Eye Shooters / Rangefinders are Easier to Focus in Low Light if Your Vision Sucks
  • What about Digital Leicas? / Why Leica Doesn't Make More Lenses
  • Leica D-Lux Compact Digitals / Everyone Needs a Hot Pink Hello Kitty Holga
  • Dan and Paul's Favorite Leica Code Word

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 camerosity.podcast@gmail.com.

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

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

Dan Tamarkin - http://www.tamarkin.com/

Andre Domingues - https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/3mf4p-5fc4e/Negative-Positives-Film-Photography-Podcast

Dan Tree - https://www.instagram.com/dantreephoto

Nafis Azad - https://www.nafisazad.com/ and https://20x24studio.com/

Jon Gilchrist - Packard-Ideal Shutter Company - https://packardshutter.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/ and https://www.facebook.com/VoltaGNV/

This week on episode 21 of the Camerosity Podcast you better hide your credit cards and deactivate your eBay accounts as there is a whole lot of GAS coming your way!  Without a special guest, Mike, Theo, Paul, and Anthony were free to discuss all their recent pickups, with everything from Niccas to Noblexes.

Joining us were returning callers Mark Faulkner, Jon Gilchrist, Miles Libak, and first time callers Nafis Azad, James Allen, and David Ortega who share with us their Wideluxes, Gallus Derluxes, Miranda Sensorexes, and Kiev rangefinders.  

In addition to GAS, we cover controversial topics such as whether it's better to advance your film immediately after each shot or before the next one, what the best flatbed scanning software is, and whether or not Paterson or Stainless reels are everyone's favorite.  Of course there's a lot more, including one of the rarest cameras ever talked about on a Camerosity episode, so be sure to listen through to the end to find out what that is!

In two weeks, we will record episode 22 and will welcome special guest, "America's Premier Leica Specialist", Dan Tamarkin from Tamarkin Camera in Chicago, Illinois.  Dan is a huge fan of the show and will be bringing with him a wealth of knowledge about Leica rangefinders and SLRs, so if that's something that you'd be interested in, be sure to join us at 7pm CDT (UTC -5), 8pm EDT (UTC -4) on Monday, March 21st

(Note that Daylight Savings Time will start on March 13 in the United States, so the time may be different for you in other parts of the world.)

This Week's Episode

  • Show and Tell: Theo's Plaubel Makina IIS
  • Anthony Gets an Olympus XA4 and his Crazy eBay Story
  • King Regula and the History of King
  • Nafis Has a Widelux / Taking Cameras Apart Isn't the Same As Putting Them Back Together
  • Using Lasers with Rangefinders / Golf Distance Rangefinders / Watameters / Kodak Field Rangefinder
  • Mark's Tower 24 (Asahiflex IIb)
  • Noblex 135 S Panoramic Camera in Original Box / John Noble / KW
  • Theo's Valentine's Nicca IIIS / Tower 45 (Nicca Type-5)
  • The Story of Why Yashica Bought Nicca / Yashica Pentamatic
  • Miranda Sensorex and the 8-Element f/1.4 Soligor
  • Contaxes and Kievs / Ukrainian Cameras / FED 2
  • Frame Spacing on Kiev Rangefinders / Cameras Without Sprockets
  • Advancing the Film Right After Each Shot, or Right Before the Next Shot: A Debate
  • Vuescan vs Silverfast vs Epson Scan: A Debate
  • Paul's New Nikkor Lenses - 200-600 f/9.5, 55 f/1.2, and 35 f/2.8 PC / Intrepid 8x10 / Fuji GS645
  • Gallus Derlux / Foth Derby / Jon Bought 63 Boxes of Cameras / Arguses Exaktas and a Great Wall
  • Mike Accidentally Buys an Exakta with a Metered Prism and a Biotar and it Works Perfectly
  • Developing on Paterson Reels vs Stainless Reels: Yet Another Debate
  • 3D Printed Custom Paterson Shafts for Developing 116, 122, and 130 Roll Film
  • Fuji Fujicaflex TLR - One of the Prettiest TLRs Ever / What's Coming This Year on mikeeckman.com
  • MR9/PX625 Battery Voltage Adapters from 1.5v to 1.35v / CRIS Adapters
  • Nafis has one of Six 20x24 Polaroid Cameras in the World / 20x24studio.com

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 camerosity.podcast@gmail.com.

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

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

Nafis Azad - https://www.nafisazad.com/ and https://20x24studio.com/

James Allen - https://www.lomography.com/homes/wv_cactus

Jon Gilchrist - Packard-Ideal Shutter Company - https://packardshutter.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/ and https://www.facebook.com/VoltaGNV/

This week on the Camerosity Podcast, we've reached the 20th episode of the show!  For something that was started completely on a whim, I am amazed at the support and enthusiasm from all of our listeners!  We are officially the fastest growing open source film photography podcast in the world!!!  Anthony, Paul, Theo and myself all really appreciate the positive feedback from you all, so thank you very much!

On this episode, we cover the process of starting a community darkroom with alternative process photographer, Cindy Steiler, some of our tips and tricks for the home developer, we jump very deep into some really obscure subminiature and our favorite 110 cameras, plus a whole lot of other Camerosity related discussion.  Along with Cindy and the regular hosts, we have returning guests Robert Rotoloni, Dwight Anderson, Larry Effler, Michael Kaplan, Jon Gilchrist, Jess Ibarra, and Bill Smith.  Our first time guests are Christopher Paulin, Nick Marshall, and from the Embrace the Grain Podcast, Sherry Christensen.

Every week, 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 21, which we will record at our normal time of 7pm CST (UTC -6), 8pm EST (UTC -5) on Monday, March 7th.

This Week's Episode

  • Everyone Joins the Call / Dwight Anderson has a Camerosity Etsy Store
  • Cindy Steiler's Community Darkroom in Gainesville
  • People Will Always Pour Fixer into the Developer / Donating Supplies and Equipment
  • Cyanotypes and Alternative Processes / Printing on Fabric
  • How Do You Charge For the Darkroom? / Pay As You Go? / Subscriptions?
  • Tips for Developing Film Yourself at Home / YOU CAN DO IT!!!
  • Developing Color Film is Not Harder than Black and White / There's Only One Way To Do It
  • Does Anyone Use the Kickstarter Lab Box? / 110 and APS Paterson Reels
  • Only Have One Thermometer or Five
  • If You're a Beginner, Use HC-110 and Don't Look at the Massive Dev Chart
  • Paterson vs Stainless Reels
  • Anthony Bought a Nikkormat FT3 Because Jess Told Him To / Nikkor 105mm f/2.5
  • Mike Shits on the Braun Paxette Then Regrets It
  • Paul's Auto-Nikkor 200-600 f/9.5 Monster Lens / Shipping to Australia
  • The Subminiature and 110 Camera Part of the Show
    • Yashica Atoron Has a Funny Shutter Sound
  • Whoops, Not a Subminiature - Canon AE-1 Squeaks
    • Goerz Minicord
    • Galileo Gami
    • Asanuma Acmel
    • Universal Minute 16
    • Bolsey 8
    • Steky 3A
    • Kodak Trimlite 48
    • Canon 110ED / Kodak K-Batteries
    • Kodak VR K10, K12, and K14 and It's Lithium Battery
    • Voigtländer Vitoret 110
  • 110 and 126 Film Doesn't Have a Pressure Plate / Rollei SL26 Instamatic SLR
  • Camera Swap Meets and Shows Are Back / What Can People Expect When Going to These Shows?
  • Always Look in the Boxes Under the Table at Camera Shows
  • Upcoming Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Orlando Shows
  • The Canon T80 is Pretty Fantastic / Carl Zeiss Werramatic / Voigtländer Superb TLR

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 camerosity.podcast@gmail.com.

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

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

Cindy Steiler - https://cindysteiler.com/home.html

Sherry Christensen - https://embracethegrain.com/

Dwight Anderson - http://cameravignette.com/ and https://www.etsy.com/shop/Camerosity

Jon Gilchrist - Packard-Ideal Shutter Company - https://packardshutter.com/

Robert Rotoloni - https://www.facebook.com/Nikon-Historical-Society-193619477350338/

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

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

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

This week, we have a very special episode of the Camerosity Podcast.  Anthony, Paul, Theo, and myself sit down with director Dean Ginsburg and producer James Carr of the documentary film, REVIVAL: The Film to Bring Back Film.

Dean and James are both passionate about all things film, the history, shooting, developing, printing, the gear, and after witnessing a similar level of enthusiasm from many others, young and old, all over the world, they started out on a quest to make a documentary film that explores what exactly it is about film photography that has captivated so many people.

Listen in as the filmmakers share their motivation and rationale behind why making this documentary is important to them, and also soliciting stories and motivations from us the Camerosity crew.  Also joining the discussion were Hong Lee and Matt Jones who got to share their personal stories and ask the filmmakers their questions.

This special 1 hour chat is a fascinating glimpse into the behind the scenes of a crowdfunded film project.  Also, check out their Kickstarter page where depending on how much you're willing to back, you might be able to earn an appearance in the film!

Every week, 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 20, which we will record at our normal time of 7pm CST (UTC -6), 8pm EST (UTC -5) on Monday, February 21st.

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/

REVIVAL: The Film to Bring Back Film Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/revivaldocumentary/revival-the-film-to-bring-back-film

Dean Ginsburg - https://www.facebook.com/dean.ginsburg.16

James Carr - https://www.facebook.com/james.carr.9803

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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