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Summer Film Party – Part III (August)

Summer Film Party – Part III (August)

Some time back I came across a sponsored post on Facebook. Now usually when I see these I tend to scroll past them, but the title grabbed my attention, 14 Towns In Ontario To Visit If You’re Too Broke To Go To Europe. While many of the sites mentioned in the article I had heard of and visited there were a couple that caught my eye, the one that I decided would be worth a visit is Almonte, Ontario.

Rushing Waters

Building on the Old

Having done a weekend wedding in Bobcaygeon, Ontario and the wife and I heading to a week’s vacation in Ottawa it was the perfect chance to visit this small historic town. It turns out the man behind Basketball, Dr. James Naismith, so my wife, who is a big fan of basketball. While Polypan F is no longer produced, I still had a roll left waiting for something special. So, why not use it for the final month of the Summer Film Party!

Water Power

Historic Town Hall

For some reason, the telltale glow that comes with the film wasn’t too present in this roll; maybe it was a combination of things. The pull to ASA-25, the yellow filter, or the Rodinal for developing. Heck, it could have even been the high-noon sun I was shooting in. Either way, the results are great in my mind.

Hydro

Tail Race

Wow, this is the last post for the Summer Film Party, I managed to get in all three months of this wonderful little project for Emulsive, of course, now you can stay tuned for their next project the #DeltaDefJam, and I already have a lovely roll of Delta 100 in 35mm waiting! Until next time film shooters, keep those shutter firing!

All Photos Shot in Almonte, Ontario
Nikon F2 Photomic – AI-S Nikkor 35mm 1:2.8 (Yellow-12) – Polypan F @ ASA-25
Blazinal (1+50) 8:30 @ 20C

Toronto Film Shooters Meetup – Winter ’17

Toronto Film Shooters Meetup – Winter ’17

I never thought that this little idea of mine would catch on. I never believe that my little social ideas would go over. And yet they usually do in some form or another. For example, the Toronto Film Shooters Meetup, now starting on its the fourth year. TFSM, a quarterly gathering of photographers in the Southern Ontario region who loves to shoot traditional film based cameras is an idea I floated back in 2013. I was still an active member of the Analog Photography User Group (APUG), and in the Toronto Sub-Forum, someone was complaining that there was not enough photo walks in the Greater Toronto Region specifically for film photographers.

TFSM - Winter '17
Zeiss Ikon Contax IIIa – Zeiss Opton Sonnar 1:1,5 f=50mm – Ilford FP4+ @ ASA-100 – SPUR HRX (1+20) 9:30 @ 20C

TFSM - Winter '17
Zeiss Ikon Contax IIIa – Zeiss Opton Sonnar 1:1,5 f=50mm – Ilford FP4+ @ ASA-100 – SPUR HRX (1+20) 9:30 @ 20C

So I, a young, mid-twenty some-odd kid, piped up. I’ll organize a quarterly photo walk one for each season. So on a bright summer day in 2013, I launched the Toronto Film Shooters Meetup or TFSM. It’s had varied success over the four years; there was even an event where I was the only one in attendance. The winter ones are usually the least attended walks mostly because the weather can be rather terrible, or just plain cold. But the walk a couple of weeks back it was a bit gray, but the weather was okay.

TFSM - Winter '17
Zeiss Ikon Contax IIIa – Zeiss Opton Sonnar 1:1,5 f=50mm – Ilford FP4+ @ ASA-100 – SPUR HRX (1+20) 9:30 @ 20C

TFSM - Winter '17
Zeiss Ikon Contax IIIa – Zeiss Opton Sonnar 1:1,5 f=50mm – Ilford FP4+ @ ASA-100 – SPUR HRX (1+20) 9:30 @ 20C

The six brave souls who attended took in an icy view along Toronto’s lakeshore, which during the summer is fairly active, but not so much in the winter. And yet there was still lots to photograph along the way. Earlier in the day, I had taken my Contax IIIa through the downtown core to give the beauty of a camera a bit of a workout. A stop at Downtown Camera to stock up one some film, and even got my hands on a box of RPX400 in 4×5.

TFSM - Winter '17
Nikon F2 Photomic – AI-S Nikkor 35mm 1:2.8 – Bergger BRF400+ @ ASA-400 – Kodak HC-110 Dil. B 7:00 @ 20C

TFSM - Winter '17
Nikon F2 Photomic – AI-S Nikkor 35mm 1:2.8 – Bergger BRF400+ @ ASA-400 – Kodak HC-110 Dil. B 7:00 @ 20C

I’m surprised as for how well all my photos came out. Usually, I don’t post much in the way of volume from these meets. But making a choice to bring only two cameras and only actively shooting one at any given time probably helped. And I was using several new-to-me items this time around. The Nikon F2 was loaded up with Bergger BRF 400+ and an AI-S 35mm lens, while the Contax IIIa had an old favourite FP4+ but this time around I developed with SPUR HRX, a new developer that I got introduced to by Mike.

TFSM - Winter '17
Nikon F2 Photomic – AI-S Nikkor 35mm 1:2.8 – Bergger BRF400+ @ ASA-400 – Kodak HC-110 Dil. B 7:00 @ 20C

TFSM - Winter '17
Nikon F2 Photomic – AI-S Nikkor 35mm 1:2.8 – Bergger BRF400+ @ ASA-400 – Kodak HC-110 Dil. B 7:00 @ 20C

If you’re in the Toronto area or even beyond, we have regular attendees from Peterborough, feel free to join us on Facebook to hear about all the madness that is the Toronto Film Shooters group!

Classic Camera Revival – Episode 15 – Mechanical Madness

Classic Camera Revival – Episode 15 – Mechanical Madness

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While many in the world are keen on March Madness and College Basketball we here at the CCR are looking at all mechanical cameras. That means that the cameras may have a battery to run the light meter but they can still work without one!

Cameras Featured on Today’s Show…

Nikon F2 Photomic – This is the camera you can take into the Zombie Apocalypse and document the end of the world and it won’t let you down.

Classic Camera Revival - Episode 15 - Mechanical Madness

Make: Nikon
Model: F2 Photomic
Type: Single Lens Reflex
Format: Miniature Format (35mm), 24x35mm
Lens: Interchangeable, Nikon F Mount
Year of Manufacture: 1971-1980

MR BROWN
Nikon F2 Photomic – AI-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4 – Holga 400 @ ASA-400 – Kodak Xtol (1+1) 9:30 @ 20C

Battle of Fort George - July 2015
Nikon F2 Photomic – AI-S Nikkor 105mm 1:2.5 – Kodak Tri-X 400 – HC-M (monobath) 10:00 @ 24C

High Park Cherry Blossoms
Nikon F2 Photomic – AI Nikkor 135mm 1:2.8 – Kodak Plus-X 125 (125PX) – Kodak HC-110 Dil. B 5:00 @ 20C

Nikon FM2n – This beautiful all mechanical camera is no stranger to the podcast but Donna took a liking to this camera.

Classic Camera Revival - Episode 15 - Mechanical Madness

Make: Nikon
Model: FM2n
Type: Single Lens Reflex
Format: Miniature Format (35mm), 24x35mm
Lens: Interchangeable, Nikon F Mount
Year of Manufacture: 1983-2001

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Nikon FM2n – AI-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4 – Kentmere 100 – Kodak TMax Developer (1+4) 9:00 @ 20C

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Nikon FM2n – AI-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4 – Kentmere 100 – Kodak TMax Developer (1+4) 9:00 @ 20C

Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super B – This wonderful SLR is the only camera on our show today that featured both automatic exposure but doesn’t use batteries! And like many Zeiss Ikon cameras of the era has the focus control on the camera body itself rather than on the lens, so to switch the focal length, you change the lens elements

Classic Camera Revival - Episode 15 - Mechanical Madness

Make: Zeiss Ikon
Model: Contaflex Super B
Type: SLR
Format: Miniature Format (35mm), 24x35mm
Lens: Interchangeable, Contaflex Mount
Year of Manufacture: 1963

Plotting His Revenge
Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super-B – Carl Zeiss Tessar 50mm ƒ/2.8 – Fujicolour Pro160S

Incredible Depth
Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super-B – Carl Zeiss Pro-Tessar 35mm ƒ/3.2 – Fujifilm Reala 100

Canon P – You could say that the “P” stood for perfection on this beautiful post-war rangefinder out of Japan, and it is pretty darn close to Perfect.

Classic Camera Revival - Episode 15 - Mechanical Madness

Make: Canon
Model: P
Type: Rangefinder
Format: Miniature Format (35mm), 24x35mm
Lens: Interchangeable, M39 (Leica Thread Mount, LTM)
Year of Manufacture: 1958-1961

Tracks
Canon P – Voigtlander Color Skopar 35mm/2.5 – Rollei Retro 80S – Rodinal (1+50) 14 minutes @ 20C

The Darkroom: That Hipstamatic Look – Okay so as much as we hate to admit it phone based photography apps are here to stay, but the real question is where did Instamatic, Hipstamatic, and Vintique get their ideas for Lo-Fi filters to give off that vintage look. Well we swallowed hard and dug into this rather controversial topic. What can you do if you love the look but really want to shoot the original method…film!

Danger
Probably the first thing to look for is expired film, slide film and some C-41 films expire pretty badly, but if it’s your thing…
Rolleiflex 2.8F + Heavily Expired Kodak Ektachrome E100VS

Toronto - September 2011
Or you could try developing your E-6 film in C-41 chemistry for some more weird colour shifts.
Nikon FM2 – AI-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4 – Lomography XPro 100 (E-6 film developed in C-41 Chemistry

Rental Office
Can’t afford a Holga, how about a cheap box ‘snap shot camera’ from the 1950s or older?
Herco Imperial 620 Snapshot Camera – Kodak TMAX 400 – HC-110 Dil. M (1+250) 45:00

Red Scale - Don Valley
And of course finally there’s redscale, which is shooting through the film base, rather than direct onto the emulsion
Pentax K1000 – SMC Pentax A 28mm 1:2.8 – No-Name ASA-400 Film

We’re having a meet ‘n greet! That’s right this is your chance to network, drool, and photograph with the hosts of Classic Camera Revival and the fans and listeners in downtown Hamilton on the 7th of May, 2016! The best part is that it’s also the same weekend as Doors Open Hamilton so there will be plenty to shoot. If you plan on coming please RSVP either on our Facebook Event or by Email (classiccamerarevival[at]gmail[dot]com). And we hope to see you there!

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