We’re switching away from our usual format and making like Paddington Bear and doing it ourselves! And there’s plenty out there from making your own developer, mounting old lenses on modern cameras, even some basic repairs you can do yourself at home. As always, we be held responsible if things mess up, we’re not professionals or trained in this matter, please do these at your own risk. Kodak Hawkeye Lens Flip Discussed back in Episode 2, it is possible to flip the lenses on the Kodak Hawkeye and Hawkeye Flash models of the iconic 1950s snapshot camera. Being a single element lens, this only exaggeratesRead More →

Comrades! Welcome to Communist Camera Revival. Don’t get the (red) scare, we’re just covering Communist Cameras this month as the 1st of May marks International Communist Camera Day! So why was the 1st ICCD? Because the day was a major holiday in the Soviet Union. So let’s get our lomo on and explore the wondrous cameras that have come out of Communist countries. But where did these cameras come from, many look like top end German cameras? Well the simple fact is that they came from Germany, when the Red Army overran Germany they carried away parts, tools, and employees that worked for the majorRead More →

It’s April so we’re going to give the often detracted APS or Advanced Photo System some love because frankly the cameras used with it are pretty darn cool and for the most part the system was pretty innovative for the time. But it was too little too late, with consumer grade digital cameras on the horizon and stores and labs not willing or being forced to upgrade their equipment the format died fairly quickly. Today you can get the cameras for a song, but the film is either cold stored or worse stored. The format was developed by the major camera manufactures and film manufacturesRead More →

This is a beast of camera. I mean I thought that lugging around a 4×5 was crazy, the GX680iii is just nuts. This camera would feel more at home in a studio than in the field. But I often find studio work boring. But as a system camera it is incredible, a couple it with excellent Fuji glass on the front and you have a power camera that gives you the flexibility of large format with the convenience of roll film. Special Thanks to James Lee for loaning me the camera for this review. Despite being a studio camera it came out on a hike!Read More →

A favoured camera of the street photography group, the rangefinder, is one of those niche cameras that is often associated with brands like Leica. However while none of us have a Leica to present this episode we have some fine (cheaper) alternatives to the Leica that are sure to get your attention. The main feature of the rangefinder is that the viewfinder is often off-set from the taking lens, and uses a super-imposed image that you ‘line up’ to get the focus. However, composing takes a bit of work. The first rangefinders were produced by Kodak back in 1916, but really got popular in 1925Read More →

Many people like to ‘think outside the box’ but here we are thinking inside the box and we’re looking at Box Cameras this episode! Box cameras trace themselves back all the way to the original Kodak Camera in the late 19th century, this 100 shot pre-loaded camera would be sold, then once you’ve taken your 100 photos returning it to Rochester, and then returned with another 100 shots loaded and the 100 shots printed for your enjoyment! While we don’t have anything quite so old this time around, there are some great cameras on the table for the episode! The Cameras The Following cameras wereRead More →

Today’s Featured Cameras: (L-R) Canon T90, Olympus OM-2, Nikon F4, Mamyia m645 Pro Hello and welcome to the premiere episode of the new Classic Camera Revival Podcast! Today’s show is all about workhorse cameras, the ones you grab always that do all your photographic heavy lifting! In the darkroom today we discuss what you need to get starting with home developing, both black and white and colour. Hard at work, or hardly working? You be the judge of that The Cameras The following cameras were discussed on today’s episode. The Mamyia m645 Pro – this was the wedding shooter’s right hand camera through the 1980sRead More →