Episode 24 - December 15, 2010
End of the year Film Photography extravaganza! Topics include 127 film format, final days of Kodachrome, Olympus 35mm SLR cameras, three BIG giveaways and more! Hosted by Michael Raso with Duane Polcou and John Fedele.
127 FILM PHOTOGRAPHY
127 Film “was introduced by Kodak in 1912, along with the “Vest Pocket Kodak” folding camera, as a compact alternative to larger portable cameras using 120. The folding “127s” were in fact smaller than most 35 mm cameras today. The 127 format made a comeback during the 1950s as the format of choice for small inexpensive cameras such as the Brownie and Satellite, and continued in wide use until surpassed by the 126 film and 110 film “Instamatic” cartridges (introduced in 1963 and 1972 respectively), and especially by 35 mm.”
Where to buy 127 film
KODAK KODACHROME – Last Days
Processing for Kodachrome will cease on December 30, 2010. After January 1 Kodachrome can be processed as BW by the following recommended labs:
Sharp Photo and Portrait Eau Claire, Wisconsin USA
C-41, BW, Prints and more
Sharp sponsored our recent Film Processing, Scan & Print giveaway!
Blue Moon Camera and Machine Portland, OR USA
C-41 and Black & White for all size film including oddball 616, 620 and other old timey sizes. The perfect shop for personalized service.
UK FPP listener Darren Riley kindly shared music from his “Mexican” band Pancho Ballard. Heyyy, they have a mariachi brass section! The hit single “Luche Libre” is featured on this episode! Check out their site! panchoballard.com
620 FILM SPOOL KITS
With a low supply at high cost, I expressed interest in manufacturing 620 film spools so that folks can easily re-roll their favorite 120 film to 620. If you have an interest in 620 film photography, please drop me a line.
A number of FPP listeners became listeners because they heard about us from FilmWasters. Right on! Check out filmwasters.com
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New Podcast on 1/1/2011 - Our New Years Day show!