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6×6, 2.25×2.25, square format…no matter how you cut it, everyone loves a good square format negative, you can print it three different ways, square, portrait, or landscape, it’s big, it’s beautiful and there’s lots of awesome cameras out there that shoot in that format.

Cameras featured on Today’s Show…

Rolleiflex 3.5E3: One of the iconic Twin Lens Reflex cameras that feature some amazing optics. And even though it’s not a Zeiss Rolleiflex the results are just as good!

  • Make: Franke & Heidecke
  • Model: Rolleiflex 3.5 E3
  • Type: Twin Lens Reflex
  • Format: Medium Format, 120, 6×6
  • Dates of Manufacture: 1961-1965

Three old timers

The Dance of the Seasons
Rolleiflex 3.5E – Schneider-Kreuznack Xentar 75mm 1:3.5 – Kodak Ektar 100

The gate
Rolleiflex 3.5E – Schneider-Kreuznack Xentar 75mm 1:3.5 – Kodak Plus-X – Kodak TMax Developer (1+4) 5:45 @ 20C

Hasselblad 500c: Another iconic camera, this Sweedish made SLR equipped with Carl Zeiss Optics (although earlier models used Kodak Ektar lenses or Nikkor glass) is one that is drooled over by many a photographer.

  • Make: Victor Hasselblad AB
  • Model: 500c
  • Type: Single Lens Reflex
  • Format: Multi-Format, depends on the film magazine
  • Dates of Manufacture: 1957-1970

CCR - Review 19 - Hasselblad 500c

CCR - Review 19 - Hasselblad 500c
Hasselblad 500c – Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1:2.8 – Ilford HP5+ @ ASA-200 – Pyrocat-HD (1+1+100) 9:00 @ 20C

Off the Deep End
Hasselblad 500c – Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1:2.8 – Kodak Tri-X 400 @ ASA-200 – Pyrocat-HD (1+1+100) 10:00 @ 20C

Bronica SQ-Ai: A Japanese system camera with lots of accessories, made in the 1980s it’s a bit of a battery hog.

  • Make: Bronica
  • Model: SQ-Ai
  • Type: Single Lens Reflex
  • Format: Multi-Format, depends on film magazine
  • Dates of Manufacture: 1990

Bronica SQ-Ai

Into The Depths of Dementia
Zenza Bronica SQ-Ai – Zenzanon 150mm ƒ/4 – Kodak Tri-X 400 – Kodak TMAX 1+9

Me - I am Here
Zenza Bronica SQ-Ai – Zenzanon 150mm ƒ/4 – Kodak Tri-X 400 – Kodak TMAX 1+9

The Darkroom
Colour developing at home is something that’s starting to become almost needed here in Canada, with only a handful of labs still doing colour. But the good news is that developing colour at home is a lot easier today than in the past, and that’s both E-6 and C-41 films! The only thing you really have to watch for is temperature control. And if you think getting the chemistry in Canada is hard, think again! Our friends at Argentix have a full range of colour chemistry available, Unicolor, Rollei, and Tetenal! Additionally the Film Photography Project stocks (and ships to Canada) the Unicolor Rapid E-6 and C-41 kits!

A Sunday in Bruges
Bruges, Belgium – Contax G2 – Carl Zeiss Planar 2/45 T* – FPP High Speed Retrochrome 320 – Unicolor Rapid E-6 Kit

Maria and Coner
Maria and Coner – Anniversary Speed Graphic – 1860 Petzval Lens – Fuji Provia 100F (RDPIII) – Unicolor Rapid E-6 Kit

Looking for a good spot to get your gear and material fix…check out Burlington Camera, Downtown Camera, or Film Plus 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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