We have been admirers of Jeff’s Graflex SLR mods for a while now, and who could fail to miss his awesome sheet film inserts for pretty much any size sheet film you could want. Jeff is the driving force behind 20th Century Camera and we were pleased to spend time with him chatting about his business and loads more.
We read out emails from Joachim Gross (Sinar and cutaways in glass) and Ben Farrar who puts us right over the origin of the term “Indian Summer”
Monty Craig (the lens guy) gets a shout out too as we try and answer another question about lenses.
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Jeff loves Nico Photo News on YouTube (he reviewed the new one instant pack film)
Speaking of pack film, Andrew is super excited to receive his “One Instant” pack film from the successful Supersense Kickstarter. This film is currently made from old Polaroid stock and whilst FP100C it is not, those who love an expired look and the old polaroid film are in luck.
Learn more over at Supersense
On the subject of instant film – did you know that following the demise of “New 55 Film” a pos neg polaroid film for your 5x4 camera, Sam Hiser picked up the remains and is now producing the film under the name “Famous Format” – boasting 100 and 400 speed emulsions, a better spread of chemicals and an improved balance between the resulting negative and the print. Again not cheap but id instant photography is your thing…..
Thanks go to Steve Segasby who has kindly agreed to donate a 5x7 enlarger to the Six Towns Darkroom Club in Stoke-on-Trent. (Message Simon if you want to attend the club on Tuesday evenings). Steve was a previous guest on the show so check out episode 6 to hear what he gets up to.
Jeff gave shout outs to Dave Shrimpton who we hope to have on the show soon
The ubiquitous Ethan Moses of too many podcasts we can't name them all fame and Cameradactyl
And his son Sam (sorry no link for Sam) who thinks his Dad now has a bit of street cred as he’s been on a podcast – sorry Sam you must be confusing us with another podcast.
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