Classic Camera Revival – Episode 12 – Best Christmas Present Ever!


So we’ve come to our last episode of season one, and since it is December, we have lots of cameras on the table that hold a special value to the gang, and that is the fact they were a gift to us! Often from a parent or grandparent.

Cameras featured on Today’s Show…

Bronica EC
This electronically controlled 6×6 SLR was a gift to Donna from Mike after she got a hankering for a Hasselblad. With the ‘blads being a bit cost prohibitive (unless you strike a deal) but she’s been very very happy with the camera!

  • Make: Bronica
  • Model: EC
  • Type: Single Lens Reflex
  • Format: Medium Format (120/220) 6×6
  • Lens: Interchangeable, Bronica Bayonet Mount
  • Year(s) of Manufacture: 1972

Beronica Ec

High Park Tree
Bronica EC – Nikkor-P 75mm ƒ/2.8 – Svema FN64

Bronica EC – Nikkor-P 75mm ƒ/2.8 – Svema FN64

Pentax K1000
A gift from Alex’s Opa (Grandfather), that was his only camera for his whole life. Sadly it didn’t come with a normal lens, so Alex went over to Burlington camera to pick up a 55mm on the cheap! Alex had even started to become enamored with the camera at a young age!

  • Make: Pentax
  • Model: K1000
  • Type: Single Lens Reflex
  • Format: 35mm, 35×24
  • Lens: Interchangeable, Pentax K-Mount
  • Year(s) of Manufacture: 1976

CCR - Review 2 - Pentax K1000

TFSM - Spring '15 - Queen Street
Pentax K1000 – SMC Pentax 55mm 1:2 – Ilford HP5+ @ ASA-320 – Ilford Perceptol (1+1) 18:00 @ 20C

TFSM - Spring '15 - Queen Street
Pentax K1000 – SMC Pentax 55mm 1:2 – Ilford HP5+ @ ASA-320 – Ilford Perceptol (1+1) 18:00 @ 20C

Deardorff 5×7
A gift to Mike from his own late grandfather, sadly the camera is in need of some repair and TLC so Mike hasn’t had the chance to shoot it yet, but plans on getting it fixed up in the new year!

  • Make: Deardorff
  • Model: 5×7
  • Type: Field Camera
  • Format: Sheet Film, 5×7
  • Lens: Interchangeable, Lens Board
  • Year(s) of Manufacture: 195x – present (although more modern models have more movements like front swing)

A Deardorff Christmas

Voigtländer Vito B

  • Make: Voigtländer
  • Model: Vito B
  • Type: Viewfinder
  • Format: 35mm, 35×24
  • Lens: Voigtländer Color-Skopar 1:2.8/50
  • Year(s) of Manufacture: 1954-1959

My Voigltander Vito B

November in High Park

November in High Park

And that’s it for this year! And what an awesome one it has been, and we’re on the line for season two and getting back into the recording studio next month and we have some great topics in store. And there’s even grumblings of a CCR Meetup in 2016 to keep an eye on our Facebook page and twitter feed for more details about that! So from us to you, our listeners a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we’ll see you at the end of January!

And a special thanks to Knox Presbyterian Church Milton for letting us record at their facilities for this episode!

Looking for a good spot to get your gear and material fix…check out Burlington Camera, Downtown Camera, Film Plus, Belle Arte Camera and Camtech, if you’re in the GTA region of Ontario, if you’re on the West Coast (British Columbia) check out Beau Photo Supply. Additionally you can order online at Argentix (Quebec), the Film Photography Project or Freestyle Photographic.

Also you can connect with us through email: classiccamerarevivial[at]gmail[dot]com or by Facebook, we’re at Classic Camera Revival or even Twitter @ccamerarevival

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