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Classic Camera Revival – Episode 28 – The K-Team

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Pentax, the name that is always linked with the student special K1000, however, Pentax had a broad range of fantastic cameras, and for this episode, the gang takes a look at their shelves to discover the hidden gems that they have from the Pentax line.

Cameras Featured on Today’s Episode

Pentax Spotmatic SP F – While not the original Pentax SLR, it certain is a big step forward with automatic lenses and TTL metering. A worthy camera for any manual shooter plue the Super-Takumar lenses have a fantastic repuation not to mention a plethora of M42 lenses will let this camera sing.

Classic Camera Revival - Episode 28 - The K-Team

  • Make: Pentax
  • Model: Spotmatic SP F
  • Type: Single Lens Reflex
  • Format: 135/35mm, 36x24mm
  • Lens: Interchangable, M42 Mount
  • Year of Manufacture: 1973

Classic Camera Revival Spotmatic F
Pentax Spotmatic F – SMC Takumar 50mm ƒ/1.4 – Tri-X400 @ ASA-1600 – HC-110 Dil. B – 11:00 @ 20C @ 20C

Classic Camera Revival Spotmatic F
Pentax Spotmatic F – SMC Takumar 50mm ƒ/1.4 – Tri-X400 @ ASA-1600 – HC-110 Dil. B – 11:00 @ 20C @ 20C

Classic Camera Revival Spotmatic F
Pentax Spotmatic F – SMC Takumar 50mm ƒ/1.4 – Tri-X400 @ ASA-1600 – HC-110 Dil. B – 11:00 @ 20C @ 20C

Pentax KX – While it doesn’t get the same level of press as the K1000, the KX is still a solid choice when it comes to K-Mount cameras and as Bill says it won’t let you down and won’t break the bank!

Classic Camera Revival - Episode 28 - The K-Team

  • Make: Pentax
  • Model: KX
  • Type: Single Lens Reflex
  • Format: 135/35mm, 36x24mm
  • Lens: Interchangable, Pentax K-Mount
  • Year of Manufacture: 1975–1977

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Pentax KX – SMC Pentax 28mm 1:3.5 – Rollei RPX 400 – Kodak HC-110 Dil. B 6:00 @ 20C

VW Van_
Pentax KX – SMC Pentax 28mm 1:3.5 – Rollei RPX 400 – Kodak HC-110 Dil. B 6:00 @ 20C

The Iron Metcalfe St. Bridge_
Pentax KX – SMC Pentax 28mm 1:3.5 – Rollei RPX 400 – Kodak HC-110 Dil. B 6:00 @ 20C

Pentax ME – Don’t let this camera’s small size fool you, a solid addition to the Pentax line of cameras if semi-automatic and fully automatic functionality is something you look for in a camera.

Classic Camera Revival - Episode 28 - The K-Team

  • Make: Pentax
  • Model: ME
  • Type: Single Lens Reflex
  • Format: 135/35mm, 36x24mm
  • Lens: Interchangable, Pentax K-Mount
  • Year of Manufacture: 1977-1979


Pentax ME – SMC Pentax 50mm 1:1.7 – Kodak Tri-X 400 @ ASA-400 – Kodak TMax Developer (1+4) 6:00 @ 20C

Toronto Film Shooters Meet - October 2013
Pentax ME Super – SMC Pentax M 50mm 1:2 (Yellow Filter) – ORWO NP55 @ ASA-50 – HC-110 Dil. B 6:00 @ 20C

Toronto Film Shooters Meet - October 2013
Pentax ME Super – SMC Pentax M 50mm 1:2 (Yellow Filter) – ORWO NP55 @ ASA-50 – HC-110 Dil. B 6:00 @ 20C

Pentax 645 – A strong workhorse camera and the main medium format kit in Alex’s bag. It’s almost a point-and-shoot medium format camera and being an underdog doesn’t command as high a price point as its cousins from Mamyia and Contax do. If you do get one, go for the original and be sure to add the 35mm wide angle lens to your kit and watch out that you get the 120 insert.

CCR - Review 11 - Pentax 645

  • Make: Pentax
  • Model: 645
  • Type: Single Lens Reflex
  • Format: Medium Format, 120/220, 6×4.5cm
  • Lens: Interchangable, Pentax K645-Mount
  • Year of Manufacture: 1984-1997

City Methodist - Gary, IN
Pentax 645 – SMC Pentax 645 35mm 1:3.5 – Kodak Tri-X Pan (TXP) @ ASA-250 – PMK Pyro (1+2+100) 10:30 @ 24C

2013 Christmas Cards - Roll 3 Finalists
Pentax 645 – SMC Pentax 645 35mm 1:3.5 – Rollei Infrared @ ISO-25 – Blazinal 1+50 12:00 @ 20C

MCC - Classic Car Shoot
Pentax 645 – SMC Pentax A 645 75mm 1:2.8 – Kodak Tmax 100 (100TMX) – Kodak Tmax Developer (1+4) 7:30 @ 20C

Pentax 67II – This camera will pump you up! The Pentax 67II is the final entry in a long line of 6×7 medium format cameras from Pentax. For James it is better suited for studio work as you do feel it after a long day of shooting it in the field.

Classic Camera Revival - Episode 28 - The K-Team

  • Make: Pentax
  • Model: 67II
  • Type: Single Lens Reflex
  • Format: Medium Format, 120/220, 6x7cm
  • Lens: Interchangeable, Pentax K67-Mount
  • Year of Manufacture: 1998

Wagon Wheel 1
Pentax 67 – Super-Takumar 6×7 105mm 1:2.4 – Kodak TMax 400

By Lake Ontario
Pentax 67 – Super-Takumar 6×7 200mm 1:4 – Kodak Tri-X 400 – Kodak Xtol (1+1) 9:00 @ 20C

Guildwood in February
Pentax 67 – Super-Takumar 6×7 55mm 1:3.5 – Fuji Neopan Acros 100 @ ASA-80 – Rodinal (1+50) 13:30 @ 20C

New Film: Cinestill 800T in 120
Bill Smith recently had the chance to take a test run with the latest offering from Cinestill, their 800T film in 120. For those who don’t know Cinestill releases a line of film that is Kodak Vision3 motion picture film but during their rolling process removes the Remjet layer leaving a regular C-41 film. Now you can easily remove the Remjet layer in home processing or send it away to a couple of labs around the USA that do the ECN-2 process. You can even do a home ECN-2 process, but with Cinestill film, you don’t have to worry about all that.

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Mamiya C220F – Mamiya-Sekor 80mm 1:2.8 – Cinestill 800T Alpha

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Mamiya C220F – Mamiya-Sekor 80mm 1:2.8 – Cinestill 800T Alpha

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Mamiya C220F – Mamiya-Sekor 80mm 1:2.8 – Cinestill 800T Alpha

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. In Guelph there’s Pond’s FotoSource For those further north you can visit Foto Art Camera in Owen Sound. 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

Classic Camera Revival – Episode 27 – Return of the Samurai

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The Nikkormat line was a series of SLRs released by Nikon through the 1960s to 70s that were aimed at the consumer market. While there were some electronic Nikkormat cameras the ones we have on the table today are the mechanical ones of the FT line. These are great cameras that you can have for a cheap price and still using all your Non-AI, AI, and AI-S lenses. AI and AI-S providing they still have the claw, unless you have the FT3.

Cameras Featured on Today’s Episode

Nikon Nikkormat FTn – An improved version of the original Nikkormat FT and the oldest one we have on the table. The meter coupling pin on the camera still had to be aligned with the meter coupling shoe on the lens, but the lens maximum aperture no longer had to be manually preset on the FTn. It also improved the lens mounting technique that you could rock the aperture back and forth so that the claw would catch on the pin.

Classic Camera Revival - Episode 27 - Return of the Samurai

  • Make: Nikon
  • Model: Nikkormat FTn
  • Type: Single Lens Reflex
  • Format: 35mm, 36x24mm
  • Lens: Interchangable, Nikon F
  • Year of Manufacture: 1967-1975

Dead Mill
Nikon Nikkormat FTn – Nikkor-H 50mm 1:2 – ORWO UN54+ @ ASA-100 – Kodak Xtol (1+1) 8:00 @ 20C

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Nikon Nikkormat FTn – Nikkor-H 28mm 1:3.5 – ORWO UN54+ @ ASA-100 – Kodak Xtol (1+1) 8:00 @ 20C

Now Entering Leslieville.
Nikon Nikkormat FTn – Nikkor-O 35mm 1:2 – Kodak Tri-X 400 @ ASA-400 – Kodak HC-110 Dil. B 5:00 @ 20C

Nikon Nikkormat FT2 – Released as an answer to customer suggestions for improvement of the FTn. The FT2 would have a silver-oxide battery and a fixed hot shoe to mount and external flash. The FT2 also has a +/- in the match needle metering readout.

Classic Camera Revival - Episode 27 - Return of the Samurai

  • Make: Nikon
  • Model: Nikkormat FT2
  • Type: Single Lens Reflex
  • Format: 35mm, 36x24mm
  • Lens: Interchangable, Nikon F
  • Year of Manufacture: 1975-1977

Cherry Blossoms
Nikkormat FT2 – Tamrom 17mm ƒ/3,5 – Fujichrome Velvia 50

Caffenol-C 2 Bath Test
Nikkormat FT2 – Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8 – Polypan F @ ASA-50 – Caffenol-C 2 Bath 5+5

Firewood (Nikon Version)
Nikkormat FT2 – Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8 – Polypan F @ ASA-50 – Ilford ID-11 (1+1) 9:00 @ 20C

Nikon Nikkormat FT3 – Released as more of a stop-gap measure, the FT3 is a rare model of Nikkormat that can mount AI-S without needing the claw/pin interface. They were short lived as Nikon released the FM/FE line in 1977 a few months after the FT3 hit shelves.

CCR Review 46 - Nikon Nikkormat FT3

  • Make: Nikon
  • Model: Nikkormat FT3
  • Type: Single Lens Reflex
  • Format: 35mm, 36x24mm
  • Lens: Interchangable, Nikon F
  • Year of Manufacture: 1977

CCR Review 46 - Nikon Nikkormat FT3
Nikon Nikkormat FT3 – AI-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4 – Ilford FP4+ @ ASA-100 – Kodak D-23 (Stock) 6:00 @ 20C

CCR Review 46 - Nikon Nikkormat FT3
Nikon Nikkormat FT3 – AI-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4 – Ilford FP4+ @ ASA-100 – Kodak D-23 (Stock) 6:00 @ 20C

CCR Review 46 - Nikon Nikkormat FT3
Nikon Nikkormat FT3 – AI-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4 – Ilford FP4+ @ ASA-100 – Kodak D-23 (Stock) 6:00 @ 20C

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. In Guelph there’s Pond’s FotoSource For those further north you can visit Foto Art Camera in Owen Sound. 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

Classic Camera Revival – Episode 26 – Know When to Fold ‘Em

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Cameras Featured on Today’s Episode

Agfa Ventura Deluxe – The Agfa Ventura Deluxe is a camera by many names, and while the copy that Alex has produces images closer to that of a toy camera, that is mostly due to age, rather than design. But hey, you can probably get one for a lower price than a Holga these days.

CCR Review 52 - Agfa Ventura Deluxe

  • Make: Agfa Camera Works
  • Model: Ventura Deluxe. Also Known As: Ventura 66 or Isolette II
  • Type: Point & Shoot
  • Format: 120, 6×6
  • Lens: Fixed, Agfa Apotar 1:4,5 f=8,5cm
  • Year of Manufacture: 1952-1955

CCR Review 52 - Agfa Ventura Deluxe
Agfa Ventura Deluxe – Agfa Apotar 1:4,5 f=8,5cm – Kodak Tri-X 400 @ ASA-400 – Kodak D-23 (Stock) 7:30 @ 20C

CCR Review 52 - Agfa Ventura Deluxe
Agfa Ventura Deluxe – Agfa Apotar 1:4,5 f=8,5cm – Kodak Tri-X 400 @ ASA-400 – Kodak D-23 (Stock) 7:30 @ 20C

Ventura Test
Agfa Ventura Deluxe – Agfa Apotar 1:4,5 f=8,5cm – Rollei Superpan 200 @ ASA-200 – Blazinal (1+25) 8:00 @ 20C

Anniversary Speed Graphic (2.25×3.25) – This is Donna’s baby, a beautiful Speed Graphic. Originally designed to take the smaller 2.25 by 3.25 sheets, she usually runs the camera with a 6×9 roll film back, and while you get custom cut Xray film from the FPP, using roll film opens up a lot of possibilities.

Baby Speed Graphic

  • Make: Graflex
  • Model: Anniversary Speed Graphic (2.25×3.25)
  • Type: Press View Camera
  • Format: Multiple: Sheet (2 1/4 x 3 1/4), 120/220 (6×9)
  • Lens: Interchangeable, Anniversary Graphic Board
  • Year of Manufacture: 1940-1946

Great combo!
Baby Speed Graphic – Voigtlander Voigtar 1:6,3 f=10,5cm – Kodak Tri-X 400 @ ASA-800 – Diafine 3+3 @ 20C

Zeiss-Ikon Super-Ikonta 531/2 – Indiana Jones, style, class and a taste for adventure. The 1930s were a great time save the crippling economic depression and Nazis but who needs to worry about those when you have a slick looking camera that can turn heads and take find photos as well, meet the Super-Ikonta.

Classic Camera Revival - Episode 26 - Know When to Fold 'Em

  • Make: Zeiss-Ikon
  • Model: Super-Ikonta 531/2
  • Type: Rangefinder
  • Format: 120, 6×9
  • Lens: Fixed, Novar-Anastigmat 1:3,5 f=10,5cm
  • Year of Manufacture: 1938

CCR Review 42 - Zeiss Ikon Super-Ikonta 53 1/2
Zeiss Ikon Super-Ikonta 53 1/2 – Novar-Anastigmat 1:3,5 f=10,5cm – Kodak Technical Pan (TP) @ ASA-25 – Kodak HC-110 Dil. F 12:00 @ 20C

CCR Review 42 - Zeiss Ikon Super-Ikonta 53 1/2
Zeiss Ikon Super-Ikonta 53 1/2 – Novar-Anastigmat 1:3,5 f=10,5cm – Kodak Technical Pan (TP) @ ASA-25 – Kodak HC-110 Dil. F 12:00 @ 20C

CCR Review 42 - Zeiss Ikon Super-Ikonta 53 1/2
Zeiss Ikon Super-Ikonta 53 1/2 – Novar-Anastigmat 1:3,5 f=10,5cm – Kodak Technical Pan (TP) @ ASA-25 – Kodak HC-110 Dil. F 12:00 @ 20C

Voigtlander Avus – Sadly this camera doesn’t see much use, due to the fact it’s over one hundred years old and that it takes 9×12 plates. While you can adapt a roll film holder to the camera, it’s a costly modification, although the lens might work well on a 4×5.

Classic Camera Revival - Episode 26 - Know When to Fold 'Em

  • Make: Voigtlander
  • Model: Avus
  • Type: View Camera
  • Format: Plate, 9×12
  • Lens: Fixed, Voigtlander Anistigmat Skopar 1:4,5 f=13,5cm
  • Year of Manufacture: 1914-1936

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Voigtlander Avus – Voigtlander Anistigmat Skopar 1:4,5 f=13,5cm

Kodak Vigilant Junior Six-20 – This simple folding camera aimed at the consumer market with a simple one-element lens it was probably the vacation stalwart for many families post world war two.

Week #8 - The Kodak Vigilant Junior 620 & Ilford Delta 400

  • Make: Kodak
  • Model: Vigilant Junior Six-20
  • Type: Point & Shoot
  • Format: 620, 6×9
  • Lens: Fixed, Kodak Kodet 105mm ƒ/12.5
  • Year of Manufacture: 1940-1948

Fallen
Kodak Vigilant Junior Six-20 – Kodak Kodet 105mm ƒ/12.5 – Ilford Delta 400 @ ASA-400 – Rodinal (1+50) 20:00 @ 20C

Vigilant Table - Kodak Vigilant Jr. 620 - Ilford Delta 400
Kodak Vigilant Junior Six-20 – Kodak Kodet 105mm ƒ/12.5 – Ilford Delta 400 @ ASA-400 – Rodinal (1+50) 20:00 @ 20C

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. In Guelph there’s Pond’s FotoSource For those further north you can visit Foto Art Camera in Owen Sound. 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

Classic Camera Revival – Episode 25 – The Minolta Warriors

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Cameras Featured on Today’s Episode

Minolta SRT-102 – This mechanical beast is an all mechanical, match-needle SLR. It has all the same features as the SRT-101 but what sets it apart is a hot shoe for a standard flash. From the viewfinder, you have both your aperture and shutter speed displayed which helps with setting the exposure without loosing the scene. Through the rest of the world, the camera is known as the SRT Super or SRT-303.

Classic Camera Revival - Episode 25 - The Minolta Warriors

  • Make: Minolta
  • Model: SRT-102
  • Type: Single Lens Reflex
  • Format: 35mm, 36x24mm
  • Lens: Interchangeable, Minolta MD
  • Year of Manufacture: 1973

Evening Dog Walk
Minolta SRT-102 – MC Rokkor-PG 50mm 1:1.5 – Fomapan 200 – Kodak Xtol (1+1) 8:30 @ 20C

Goof
Minolta SRT-102 – MC Rokkor-PG 50mm 1:1.5 – Ilford HP5+ – Kodak HC-110 Dil. B 5:00 @ 20C

Weekend Retreat
Minolta SRT-102 – MC Rokkor-PG 50mm 1:1.5 – ORWO UN54 – Kodak Xtol (1+1) 8:00 @ 20C

Minolta XE-5 – A less advanced version of the Minolta XE-7 (or XE/XE-1), this metering is either full manual or aperture priority. The camera does require a battery to function but there is a manual override that has a fixed shutter speed. It was not sold in Japan.

Minolta XE-5

  • Make: Minolta
  • Model: XE-5
  • Type: Single Lens Reflex
  • Format: 35mm, 36x24mm
  • Lens: Interchangeable, Minolta MD
  • Year of Manufacture: 1975

Never Gets Old
Minolta XE-5 – Minolta Rokkor PF 58mm ƒ/1.4 – Fujichrome Sensia 100

Lakeside View
Minolta XE-5 – Minolta Rokkor PF 58mm ƒ/1.4 – Fujichrome Sensia 100

Beach Log
Minolta XE-5 – Minolta Rokkor PF 58mm ƒ/1.4 – Fujichrome Sensia 100

Minolta Maxxum 700si – Taking a huge jump into the 90s the Maxxum 700si is a solid and accessible choice for getting into film photography. It takes readily available 35mm film, it’s entirely automated, cheap, easy to use, and with the Minolta A-Mount if you use the Sony line of Alpha digital SLRs, your full-frame lenses couple perfectly with the camera.

Classic Camera Revival - Episode 25 - The Minolta Warriors

  • Make: Minolta
  • Model: Maxxum 700si
  • Type: Single Lens Reflex
  • Format: 35mm, 36x24mm
  • Lens: Interchangeable, Minolta A-Mount
  • Year of Manufacture: 1993

Toronto - November 2016
Minolta Maxxum 700si – AF Maxxum 35-70mm 1:4 – Kodak Panatomic-X @ ASA-32 – Blazinal (1+50) 10:00 @ 20C

Toronto - November 2016
Minolta Maxxum 700si – AF Maxxum 35-70mm 1:4 – Kodak Panatomic-X @ ASA-32 – Blazinal (1+50) 10:00 @ 20C

Toronto - November 2016
Minolta Maxxum 700si – AF Maxxum 35-70mm 1:4 – Kodak Panatomic-X @ ASA-32 – Blazinal (1+50) 10:00 @ 20C

The FP4Party!back in August of 2016 and it’s been gaining some traction on Twitter, even Ilford is loving this! And yes, we at CCR are big fans of FP4+! So if you want to follow along and join in the fun, you can follow the twitter feed at #FP4party.

Project:1812 - Battle of the Chateauguay
Hasselblad 500c – Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1:2.8 – Ilford FP4+ @ ASA-100 – Kodak D-23 (Stock) 6:00 @ 20C

Waiting for the Streecar
Rolleiflex 3.5E3 – Schneider-Kruzenack Xenotar 75mm/3.5 – Ilford FP4+ – Rodinal (1+50) 14:00 @ 20C

Sherman Falls 2011
Rolleiflex 3.5E – Schneider-Kruzenack Xenotar 75mm/3.5 – Ilford FP4+ – Kodak HC-110 Dil. B 7:00 @ 20C

Seneca Behind The Bush
Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash – Kodak Meniscus Lens f=75mm f/14.5 – Ilford FP4+ – Ilford Ilfosol 3 (1+14) 7:30 @ 20C

Yes, that’s right, at the Consumer Electronics Show at the beginning of this month Kodak Alaris announced they would be releasing a new version of Ektachrome E100! The new film is due to be released in Q4 of this year! The film is not a return of dead stock but a fresh new version. We at CCR are looking forward to getting our hands on the material and should have an in-depth review of the material in either December or January next year!

Downtown Bristol VA/TN
Downtown Bristol VA/TN – Co-Host Alex had a chance to eat here back in March of last year as was rather impressed with the food!
Pentax 645 – SMC Pentax A 645 35mm 1:3.5 – Kodak Ektachrome E100VS – Processing By: Old School Photo Lab

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. In Guelph there’s Pond’s FotoSource For those further north you can visit Foto Art Camera in Owen Sound. 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

Classic Camera Revival – Episode 24 – Something New

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So we’ve come to the end of another year and another season of the Classic Camera Revival Podcast! So why not look back at the year that was and check out what new things the gang has discovered!

Cameras Featured on Today’s Episode…

Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super B – While not a new camera for Mike, what’s new for him is finding a Working example of this fine SLR from Cold War Germany! With Carl Zeiss Optics and Semi-Automatic Exposure it’s a great little camera that feels good in the hand.

CCR Review 48 - Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super B

The Dirt

  • Make: Zeiss Ikon
  • Model: Contaflex Super B
  • Type: Single Lens Reflex
  • Format: 135, 35x24mm
  • Year of Manufacture: 1963

Tasty Treats
Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super B – Carl Zeiss Tessar 35mm ƒ/3.2 – Fujifilm Reala 100

Missing A Bar
Contaflex Super B – Carl Zeiss Tessar 50mm ƒ/2.8 – Fujicolor 100 @ ASA-50

Positioning
Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super B – Carl Zeiss Tessar 50mm ƒ/2.8 – Fuji NPS160

Cambo Legend 8×10 – Donna’s trip to the large side saw her pick up a wonderful 8×10 monorail, easy to use and a cheap way to get started on the very expensive side of large format photography!

The Dirt

  • Make: Cambo
  • Model: Legend
  • Type: View Camera, Monorail
  • Format: Sheet, 8×10
  • Year of Manufacture: 1990s

Film Featured on Today’s Episode…

Japan Camera Hunter Streetpan 400 – A brand new, redeveloped film stock from Bellamy, the gentleman behind the popular Japan Camera Hunter site and supplier of rare and odd cameras to the North American market from Japan. He decided to bring back a reformulated version of an Agfa Surveillance film. Remember, it’s not dead stock, it’s fresh! You can buy it directly from Japan Camera Hunter at his site, or pick up a roll or two from Downtown Camera in Toronto, Ontario!

TFSM - Summer '16
Nikon F5 – AF DC-Nikkor 105mm 1:2D – Japan Camera Hunter Streetpan 400 @ ASA-400 – Kodak HC-110 Dil. B 5:00 @ @ 20C

TFSM - Fall '16
Nikon F5 – AF DC-Nikkor 105mm 1:2D – JCH Streetpan 400 @ ASA-400 – Ilford Perceptol (1+1) 10:00 @ 20C

Ending the Day
Nikon F5 – AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm 1:2.8G – JCH Streetpan 400 @ ASA-400 – Ilford Ilfosol 3 (1+3) 5:00 @ 20C

ORWO UN54+ – Another old/new discovery. ORWO is another film from the former Soviet Block that has continued being manufactured. There are two flavours that have made it to the North American Market, an ASA-100 UN54 and ASA-400 N74. These are wonderful films and can be purchased through ORWO North America.

Getting Ready at the Rink
Nikkormat FT2 – AI-S Nikkor 105mm 1:2.5 – Orwo UN54 @ ASA-100 – Rodinal (1+100) 60:00 (Semi-Stand)

Texting and Walking
Nikkormat FT2 – AI-S Nikkor 105mm 1:2.5 – Orwo UN54 @ ASA-100 – Rodinal (1+100) 60:00 (Semi-Stand)

CCR Review 50 - Olympus OM-1
Olympus OM-1 – Olympus F.Zuiko 1:1.8 f=50mm – ORWO UN54+ @ ASA-100 – Kodak HC-110 Dil. A 7:30 @ 20C

CCR Review 48 - Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super B
Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super B – Carl Zeiss Tessar 2,8/50 – ORWO UN54+ @ ASA-100 – Kodak Xtol (1+1) 8:00 @ 20C

Developers Featured on Today’s Episode…

Kodak D-23 – An old developer in the photographic world, but a new one from Alex. He discovered it after looking at developers that he hadn’t tried and could be easily made. He was pretty impressed with the first roll he pulled! You can pick up a kit from Photographer’s Formulary!

Project:1812 - The Forts of Prairie Du Chien
Hasselblad 500c – Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1:2.8 – Ilford FP4+ @ ASA-100 – Kodak D-23 (Stock) 6:00 @ 20C

Munsing Falls
Hasselblad 500c – Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1:2.8 – Ilford Pan F+ @ ASA-50 – Kodak D-23 (1+1) 8:30 @ 20C

Project:1812 - The Battle of Baltimore
Hasselblad 500c – Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1:2.8 – Kodak Tri-X 400 @ ASA-400 – Kodak D-23 (Stock) 7:30 @ 20C

Fine Art Photo Supply FA-1027 – FA-1027 came across Alex’s Radar after hearing it mentioned on an episode of the Film Photography project and after hearing it described he wanted to give it a shot. This is a liquid developer that seems to give good results in most films developed in it. Good tone, fine grain! You can pick it up through the Photographer’s Formulary!

52:500c - Week 26 - Close to Home
Hasselblad 500c – Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1:2.8 – Rollei RPX 100 @ ASA-100 – FA-1027 (1+14) 9:30 @ 20C

Astrolab
Nikon F5 – AF DC-Nikkor 105mm 1:2D – Ilford Delta 100 @ ASA-100 – FA-1027 (1+14) 9:00 @ 20C

CCR Review 49 - Minolta Maxxum 700si
Minolta Maxxum 700si – Maxxum Zoom AF 35-70mm 1:4 – Eastman Double-X (5222) @ ASA-200 – FA-1027 (1+19) 10:00 @ 20C

Fur Trade Museum
Intrepid – Fuji Fujinon-W 1:5.6/125 (Orange) – Kodak TMax 100 @ ASA-100 – FA-1027 (1+14) 9:30 @ 20C

LegacyPro Eco Developer – The Eco developer is part of a line of photo chemistry from LegacyPro, the Eco Ascorbic Acid developer is a clone to Kodak Xtol, you can even use the Xtol times for film with this developer. It’s cheaper than it’s Kodak cousin and is actually more environmentally friendly! You can pick up a kit through Argentix.ca!

LegacyPro Mic-X – A recreation of Kodak Microdol-X a well loved developer that Kodak stopped producing. So the folks at LegacyPro took a chance and recreated the legendary developer and now sell it as Mic-X! You can pick up a kit through Argentix.ca!

That’s it for 2016, it’s been a wild year for film and there’s still a lot more for us to cover, so we’ll be getting back to recording in the new year to bring you a third season! That’s right, bigger shows, more guests, and of course lots of filmtastic fun! Maybe even another meet ‘n greet somewhere in this great province!

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. In Guelph there’s Pond’s FotoSource For those further north you can visit Foto Art Camera in Owen Sound. 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

Classic Camera Revival – Episode 23 – The Good, The Blad, and the Ugly

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So what makes a Hasselblad a Hasselblad! The whole crew sits down to talk about the magic that is the Hasselblad 500 series of cameras as three of the gang have them, but all four have shot with it. Don’t worry we’re not going fanatical over the camera but rather take a critical look at this iconic camera. Over the course of the show, we’ll be discussing mostly the 500 series of cameras, today known as the V-System as it was known after the introduction of the digital H-System in 2002.

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Alex’s Hasselblad 500c.

The Dirt

  • Make: Hasselblad
  • Model: 500c and 500c/m
  • Type: Single Lens Reflex
  • Lens: Interchangeable, Hasselblad V-Mount
  • Format: Multiple (Back Dependent)
  • Year of Manufacture: 1957 – 2013

Château Frontenac
Hasselblad 500c – Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1:2.8 – Kodak Portra 400 @ ASA-400 – Processing By: Burlington Camera

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Hasselblad 500c – Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1:2.8 – Ilford FP4+ @ ASA-100 – Kodak D-23 (Stock) 6:00 @ 20C

Logs in the forest
Hasselblad 500C/M – Carl Zeiss Distagon 50mm 1:4 – Rollei PRX 400 – Rodinal (1+100) 1:00:00 @ 20C

Water Treatment Plant, Toronto
Hasselblad 500C/M – Carl Zeiss Distagon 50mm 1:4 – Rollei Retro 80s @ ASA-80 – Rodinal (1+50) 14:00 @ 20C

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Hasselblad 500C/M – Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1:2.8 T* – Foma Fomapan 100 @ ASA-100

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Hasselblad 500C/M – Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1:2.8 T* – Foma Fomapan 100 @ ASA-100

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. In Guelph there’s Pond’s FotoSource For those further north you can visit Foto Art Camera in Owen Sound. 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

Classic Camera Revival – Episode 22 – Cream of the Crap

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Sometimes it just feels good to let it all out and that’s exactly what we’re doing! The gang clears the air and discusses the cameras they love to hate along with the film stocks they aren’t too pleased in as well!

Cameras Featured on Today’s Show…

Bonica SQ-Am – Now Alex already has a love/hate relationship with the Bronica SQ system, but the SQ-Am takes the cake for him. The camera is loud bulky and chews through batteries like they were ancient NiCad rechargeables. Who integrates a motor drive on a 6×6 SLR anyways!

The Dark Lord

The Dirt:

  • Make: Bronica
  • Model: SQ-Am
  • Type: Single Lens Reflex
  • Format: Medium Format, 6×6
  • Lens: Interchangeable, Bronica Bayonet Mount
  • Year of Manufacture: 1983

Oakville - Febuary 2012
Zenza Bronica SQ-Am – Zenzanon-PS 65mm 1:4 – Kodak Ektachrome E100GX

Oakville - Febuary 2012
Zenza Bronica SQ-Am – Zenzanon-PS 65mm 1:4 – Kodak Ektachrome E100GX

Oakville - Febuary 2012
Zenza Bronica SQ-Am – Zenzanon-PS 65mm 1:4 – Kodak Ektachrome E100GX

Zenit 3m – Three swings and three misses for John with the Zenit 3m, he really only brought it to use the cult classic Helios 44m lens, but when shutter issues kept plaguing him he went the adapter route and threw it on a Canon EOS and hasn’t looked back. At least they’re cheap.

Zenith 3M & Industar 50mm F3.5
Photo Care of Clicks_1000

The Dirt:

  • Make: KMZ
  • Model: Zenit 3m
  • Type: Single Lens Reflex
  • Format: 135, 35x24mm
  • Lens: Interchangeable, M39 (non-LTM)
  • Year of Manufacture: 1962-1970

Naima

Shooting film

Naima on film

Halina 35x – A Hong Kong made copy that looks like a Leica but is far from it. Poor quality, heavy, terrible lens, it’s not even quirky enough to be a good toy camera.

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The Dirt:

  • Make: Haking
  • Model: Halina 35x
  • Type: Point & Shoot
  • Format: 135, 35x24mm
  • Lens: Halina Anistigmat 1:3.5 f=45mm
  • Year of Manufacture: 1959

Diana – While many see this as a loveable plastic toy camera, Donna isn’t too impressed with it. A tendency to have serious light leaks and a poor performance on the lens, she would rather see people use the FPP Debonair!

Diana
Photo Care of Tony Kemplen

The Dirt:

  • Make: Great Wall Plastic Co
  • Model: Diana
  • Type: Point & Shoot
  • Format: Medium Format, 4.5×6
  • Lens: Fixed, Single Element Meniscus
  • Year of Manufacture: 1960s

Film Featured on Today’s Show…

Ilford Delta 400 – No matter what Alex does he just can’t bring himself to love Delta 400, poor contrast and muddy grain especially in the 35mm format makes this film a looser in his books.

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Canon AE-1 Program – Canon FD Lens 50mm 1:1.4 – Ilford Delta 400 – Ilford DD-X (1+4) 8:00 @ 20C

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Rolleiflex 2.8F – Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1:2.8 – Ilford Delta 400 – Ilford DD-X (1+4) 8:00 @ 20C

Fomapan 200 – While John would expect Fomapan 200 to be a decent film after enjoying the Fomapan 100 emulsion he just can’t stand the look, it’s soft, grainy, and just bad. The FPP EDU 200 is based on Fomapan 200 but is much sharper as it’s the surveillance version of the film.

The Bridge
Hasselblad 500c – Carl Zeiss Distagon 50mm 1:4 – Fomapan 200 @ ASA-200 – Blazinal (1+25) 5:30 @ 20C

Levering Cabin
Hasselblad 500c – Carl Zeiss Distagon 50mm 1:4 – Fomapan 200 @ ASA-200 – Blazinal (1+25) 5:30 @ 20C

Shanghai GP3 – Mike’s biggest beef with this film is quality control. Sometimes you get a good roll, other times you get the frame numbers bleeding through. Or that the emulsion is peeling off, or the film you thought was 5×7, wasn’t really. But if you get a good roll (rarely these days), it’s not such a bad film.

Winding..
An example of the good…
Calumet CC400 4×5 Monorail – Kodak Ektar 127mm ƒ/4.7 – Shanghai GP3 @ ASA-100 – Kodak HC-110 Dil. B 8:00 @ 20C

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An example of the bad…
Pentax 645 – SMC Pentax A 645 35mm 1:3.5 – Shanghai GP3 @ ASA-100 – Ilford Ilfosol 3 1+9 8:00 @ 20C

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. In Guelph there’s Pond’s FotoSource For those further north you can visit Foto Art Camera in Owen Sound. 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

Classic Camera Revival – Episode 20 – Our Top Twenty

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We recently posted a link to our Facebook page about the top twenty-two vintage cameras to buy and it generated a lot of discussion about the article. And while we agreed (mostly) on the cameras on the list we felt that there were some better choices for vintage gear that you should buy. So this month we’re giving you the Classic Camera Revival Top Twenty Vintage Cameras to buy!

In no particular order…

Nikon F2 – This mechanical beauty won’t let you down whatever model you pickup!
Pentax 645 – Simple, Easy, Great way to get into Medium Format without breaking the bank
Nikon FM – Pure Photography at it’s best, all mechanical and has great lenses backing it up
Nikon F3 – One of the best, and most affordable semi-auto professional cameras out there
Crown Graphic – Great way to get into shoot-from-the-hip Large Format!
Olympus OM-2 – A Cult Classic and certainly won’t let you down
Voitlander Bessa R – Prices of Leica’s getting you down, get the same quality and have a meter to boot
Cambo Legend 8×10 – Go big or go home, probably the cheapest and simplest way to get into 8×10!
Bronica EC – The cousin to the Hasselblad, with Nikkor Glass, and a cheaper price
Canon T90 – FD Photography at it’s finest fast, functional, and a solid price point.
Contax 645 – Have some more money to spend and want a photographer’s dream then this camera is for you!
Contax AX – Autofocus with Carl Zeiss lenses, this pro camera is rare but a dream to use
Canon F-1 – Built like a tank and designed to last.
Exaka Verex 1000TC – Solid mechanical performance out of East Germany
Fed 2 – A better choice in M39 rangefinders from the 1950s easier to use and a better price point!
Nikon F90x/N90s – Fast Auto-Focus, Solid Metering and affordable!
Pentax Spotmatic – Doesn’t get better than the original, plus your lenses are radioactive!
Rolleiflex – The Ferrari of TLRs, but you don’t need a Zeiss one to get solid performance
Mamyia RB/RZ67 – If you ever wanted to shoot with a cinder-block this is your camera, but it takes beautiful images!
Olympus Pen F – Half-Frame SLR fun, this unique camera won’t disappoint!

Do you agree? What cameras would you put on your list, shoot us an email: classiccamerarevivial[at]gmail[dot]com

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

Classic Camera Revival – Episode 19 – The Great Yellow Father

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The 12th of July is the birthday of the Late George Eastman, one of the many who has brought this wonderful medium of photography to the masses. So in the film community, we call it Kodak Day. So this month we discuss all things Kodak! And we also welcome Andrew Hiltz, a resident of Rochester, New York, as a special guest co-host!

Kodak Tower
Kodak World Headquarters in Rochester, New York
Intrepid – Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar-S 1:5.6/210 – Kodak TMax 100 @ ASA-32 – Kodak Xtol (1+1) 8:00 @ 20C

Cameras Featured on Today’s Show…

Kodak Signet 35 – The Signet 35 was the top dog in Kodak Rangefinders following the Second World War. An all metal camera mounting the top glass of the day, the Kodak Ektar. This camera clearly does not disappoint.

Kodak Signet 35

The Kodak Signet 35 was probably one of the best of the small 35mm fixed lens rangefinders. I mentioned about the sunny 16 plate on the back of the camera. Here shows you the films depending on speed.. What type of light, and how the shutter and aperture lineups should work out.
You can easily change the names of the film to film speeds.
Kodachrome can be ISO25
Pan-X is 32 (or 50)
Plus-X is 100 (125)
Super-XX is 200 (250)
The speeds there are rough estimates, well not really, and will give you the speeds you need. You can adjust from there and correlate your shutter and aperture accordingly.

Make: Kodak
Model: Signet 35
Type: Rangefinder
Format: 35mm, 35×24
Lens: Fixed, Kodak Ektar 44mm f/3.5
Years Manufactured: 1951-1957

Old Rusted Chainguard

Frame #19

Kodak Retina IIa

Make: Kodak
Model: Retina IIa
Type: Rangefinder
Format: 35mm, 35×24
Lens: Fixed, Schneider-Kruzenack Xenar 50mm 1:2
Years Manufactured: 1939-1954

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retina pic

The George Eastman House – The former home of George Eastman the man behind Kodak is now a museum and archive dedicated to teaching about Mr. Eastman and preserving photographic history with a vast collection of cameras, motion picture films, and photographs from all the great masters of the craft.

The George Eastman House
The main entrance to the George Eastman House
Intrepid – Fuji Fujinon-W 1:5.6/125 – Kodak TMax 100 @ ASA-32 – Kodak Xtol (1+1) 8:00 @ 20C

George Eastman House - Gardens
It’s not just cameras, photography, and motion pictures, the GEH has some beautiful gardens around the house.
Intrepid – Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar-S 1:5.6/210 – Kodak TMax 100 @ ASA-32 – Kodak Xtol (1+1) 8:00 @ 20C

George Eastman House - May 2016
A Copy of George Eastman’s suicide note, reads: My friends, my work is done. Why wait? GE
Sony a6000 – Sony E PZ 16-50mm 1:3.5-5.6 OSS

Kodak and the Lumenizing Process – Andrew and Alex take a chance to discuss Kodak’s first lens coating technology known as Lumenizing. The process was developed in the early 1940s for some military purposes once the USA entered the Second World War, but lenses did not have with the tell-tale L until 1946. The process would improve contrast and colour reproduction in an often poorer quality lens and only make their top lenses, the Kodak Ektar even better. If you want to read more check out this blog!

Alex’s Kodak Ektar 203mm f/7.7 with the L marking visible

Leftovers
Modified Anniversary Speed Graphic – Kodak Ektar f:7.7 203mm – Kodak Ektar 100

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Modified Anniversary Speed Graphic – Kodak Ektar f:7.7 203mm (Orange 22) – Kodak Tri-X Pan (320TX) – PMK Pyro (1+2+100) 10:30 @ 24C

Working for Kodak – We are of course rather lucky to have a former Kodak employee on our team. That’s right, Donna is a former employee of Kodak Canada located in Toronto, Ontario. During her time there she worked in various roles. However these days there isn’t much left of the Toronto plant as it was closed and mostly demolished save the historic Building 9.

Building 9
Pentax 645 – SMC Pentax A 645 75mm 1:2.8 – Kodak Ektar 100

Smoky
Pentax 645 – SMC Pentax A 645 75mm 1:2.8 – Kodak Ektar 100

Returned To Kodak
Calumet CC400 – Kodak Ektar 127mm ƒ/4.7 – Ilford FP4+ @ ASA-125 – Rodinal (1+50) 15:00 @ 20C

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

Classic Camera Revival – Kodachrome: Resurrection

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People have sung about it, there are parks named after it, and the mere mention of the name brings back many memories. But sadly Kodachrome is no longer made, and the K-14 process went the way of the Passenger Pigeon in 2010. And while many cry out to Kodak to bring back Kodachrome the simple fact is that it just isn’t possible anymore (or Green Peace would be protesting in Rochester, NY). But that hasn’t stopped Kelly-Shane Fuller from making a way to bring back colour development to Kodachrome. So John sat down with this mad scientist to hear how he did it.

And the proof is in the pudding: here is a sample of Kelly’s Kodachrome results!

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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