We’re going back to the Mystery Camera Challenge, only this time Alex is picking out cameras for the team from his collection and choosing cameras that will certainly challenge the folks who are used to certain types and styles of cameras. At the same time, Alex takes on a camera from John’s collection. The team also discusses tips and techniques for photographing the fall colours that will be coming sooner rather than later. Mystery Camera Challenge V This time around, Alex digs into his own camera collection, looking for cameras for our gang of misfits that aren’t exactly their bread and butter cameras. And comesRead More →

While Film Photography has been around for a while, some recent developments have occurred within the hobby and community. So in today’s episode, Alex, James, John, and Bill sit down to discuss the recently B&W developers they’ve been using and the newest photo-sharing site, Grainery! Developers Mentioned On Today’s Show 510-Pyro A new player in town, 510-Pyro, takes a typically toxic developer type and tones it down to something far safer than even Pyrocat-HD. First released in 2006 and refreshed in 2012, 510-Pyro is another magic bullet developer. It offers everything you love about a pyro developer; it gives you that desired stain on theRead More →

While we might be heading into the last days of Summer, that doesn’t mean we can’t look back and look forward to next year with the team’s favourite choices for film stocks during the hot and humid days of Canadian Summer. So join Alex, James, Jess, Bill and John and beat the heat with a cold beer. Film Mentioned on Today’s Show Lomography Purple Jess adores Purple in the summer. It has a way of turning the ordinary into the otherworldly. Although you want to shoot this in bright light with lots of contrast. When shooting under a canopy, the greens can get boring, andRead More →

In today’s episode, joining James, Bill, and John are two fellow film photographers, podcasters, YouTubers, and generally all-around amazing people, Matt Murray and Lucy Lumen from Australia. The team talks about all things film photographers across two parts of the British Commonwealth. You can find them if you aren’t following Matt and Lucy on Socials. Matt Matt Loves Cameras: podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/matt-loves-cameras/ Instagram: instagram.com/mattlovescameras YouTube: youtube.com/c/MattLovesCameras Lucy Lucy Lumen’s Podcast Adventure: podcasts.apple.com/lucy-lumens-podcast-adventure/ Instagram instagram.com/lucy_lumen YouTube: youtube.com/c/LucyLumensAnalogAdventures 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 toRead More →

After a long delay, we’re continuing our drive into the professional model Nikon SLRs. The third version, or Nikon F3, came out in 1981 and marked a significant shift in design and internals. The Nikon F3 relied on battery power, went with a sleek new all-black design and had a proper industrial design to back up the change! The 1970s saw the introduction of semi-automation in SLRs along with the inclusion of electronic features. Nikon did introduce semi-automatic (aperture priority) exposure with the Nikkormat EL, EL2 and FE cameras. But it was stuck to trusted mechanical and manual exposure in their professional model, the NikonRead More →

Suppose you’ve been living under a rock. In that case, the name Lina Bessonova may not be familiar to you, but if you’re active on social media and deep in the online film photography community, then the name Lina Bessonova! And today, she sits down with the team at CCR to discuss anything from her favourite camera (the Yashica-D) to her inspirations, favourite film stocks, artistic vision, subjects, and darkroom printing. You should check out her social media presence! Instagram: instagram.com/linabessonova.photography YouTube: youtube.com/c/linabessonova Want a subscription to SilverGrain Classics and are a fan of Classic Camera Revival? Visit their shop online and buy a magazineRead More →

In this episode, we’re talking all things medium format while poking a little fun at the widespread misinterpretation of 120 film as “120mm film.” We’re tackling everything from cameras to negative sizes and even lenses aimed at the popular format that has been around for over 100 years now and isn’t going away anytime soon. Especially with Kodak Gold 200 in 120 format and CineStill trying to bring back 220 film! In full disclosure, 120mm film did exist, but it’s more closely tied to a large format as 120mm is 12cm which is about 4.5 inches. Surprisingly some films have the 120mm measurement; there areRead More →

Let’s face facts, when it comes to film photography it isn’t exactly the best for the environment, between water use, packaging, and of course the chemistry there are some serious environmental impacts to consider. But what if there were some things we could do to help reduce our impact on the environment. Well today we have Darren, a blogger who writes for learnfilm.photography who has been working hard to investigate and put into place some helpful means to reduce our environmental impacts. Here are some tips that were brought up during the show! Bulk Roll Your Film – Not only do you reduce packaging youRead More →

Join the crew from Classic Camera Revival as we sit down to a round table episode to discuss anything and everything. We welcome Bill from Studio C-41, Gabe and Jeff from I Dream of Cameras and Andre from Negative Positives for this episode. Buckle up for an alcohol-fuelled marathon episode! We at Classic Camera Revival are horrified about the ongoing illegal and brutal invasion of Ukraine by forces directed and ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Know that we at CCR stand with the brave defenders of Ukraine, those fleeing the conflict and those in Russia who are being arrested, suppressed from speaking out againstRead More →

Everyone has to start somewhere and while we do a lot of assumptions that our regular listeners have been in the game for a while, we’ve realised that there are probably folks out there who are just getting started. So on today’s episode, the team sits down and discusses everything from starter cameras, good film stocks, excellent things to learn and ways to start home processing for those who are dipping their toes into photography and film for the first time! Starter Cameras We all need to start somewhere, but these days there are so many film cameras which ones are best for the beginner.Read More →