Classic Camera Revival – Episode 120 – The Clone Wars


Let’s face it, the idea of rebranding items, especially in photography, is nothing new. Kodak, Fuji, and Agfa have sold their films to resellers, even putting them in custom cartridges and boxes. Even some camera manufacturers build more cameras for other companies and sell under those names than under their name. And today, the trend continues, with Agfa still making films but as a contract manufacturer with names like Rollei under Maco Direct selling their product, or Fomapan producing films stocks for Kosmo Foto, New Classics, and Lomography. Plus, ORWO provides the sweet motion picture film for Lomography and our friends at Cinestill and their use of Kodak Vision3 and Double-X stocks. And being able to get these in medium format! So the team sits down at the table for a lively and sometimes hard to follow discussion about rebranding and clone products.

CCR:FRB - Review 01 - Kosmo Foto Mono 100
Kosmo Foto Mono 100 has some of the best branding on their boxes.
Film Review Blog No. 49 - Lomography Potsdam 100
Lomography Potsdam, or ORWO UN54, and how sweet it is to have this stuff in 120!
Elora Distillery
Double-X in 120? Yes please and only from Cinestill!
Film Review Blog No. 55 - Cinestill 800T
Not to mention remjet removed Vision3 500T film in both 35mm and 120.

Want a subscription to SilverGrain Classics and are a fan of Classic Camera Revival? Visit their shop online and buy a magazine or a subscription? Looking for a good spot to get your gear and material fix check out Burlington Camera (Burlington, ON), Downtown Camera (Toronto, ON), Film Plus (Toronto, ON), Belle Arte Camera (Hamilton, ON), Pond’s FotoSource (Guleph, ON), Foto Art Camera (Owen Sound, ON). In Quebec, Photo Service (Montreal, QC) and Studio Argentique (Montreal, QC), Out West there’s Kerrisdale Cameras (BC), The Camera Store (Calgary, AB) and Beau Photo Supply (Vancouver, BC). Additionally you can order online at Argentix (Quebec), (Ontario), the Film Photography Project or Freestyle Photographic. Looking for development options, check out these labs that have our support, Boréalis Photo Lab, Old School Photo Lab, The Darkroom, and Film Rescue International.

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

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