Episode 29 - March 1, 2011

Canon T50 camera, Loading your 35mm camera, Kodak Technical Pan film, Darkroom Tips, Film / Camera Giveaways and more! Hosted by Michael Raso with Mat Marrash and John Fedele.

Show Notes

1983 Canon T50 camera


FPP welcomes guest host Mat Marrash

Mat joins FPP in March. A FPP listener, film shooter and lifetime student of photography as well as an all-around tech junkie, Mat is located in Northwest Ohio. Mat's main gig is commercial photography that includes portraiture, sports, and photojournalistic candids. Welcome Mat!

Mat Marrash / PDN Photo Expo NYC


Mat on the web: matmarrash.com

Kodak introduces Professional Portra 160

When Kodak announced the new Professional Portra 160 film, fellow photographer and Film Photographer Podcast listener Tony Kwong was kind enough to put together the score card.



The Kodak film line up:
  • Ektar 100 in 135, 120, 4x5, 8x10
  • Portra 160 in 135, 120/220, 4x5, 8x10
  • Portra 400 in 135, 120/220, 4x5, 8x10
  • Portra 800 in 135, 120
Kodak transparency films:
  • Ektachrome E100G in 135 single; 120 5pk, single.
  • Ektachrome E100VS in 135 single; 120 5pk, single
  • Ektachrome E200 in 135 36ex
  • EliteChrome 100 in 135 36ex
  • EliteChrome 200 in 135 36ex

Kodak consumer color print films:
  • Kodak Gold 100 in 24ex single
  • Kodak 200 Gold or Bright Sun in 4pk (24exp); 36ex, 24ex single
  • Kodak Ultra Max 400 in 5 pk (24ex); 4 pack (24exp); 36ex, 24ex, 12ex single
  • Kodak Ultra Max 800 in 5 pk (24ex); 24exp single
  • Kodak BW400CN (c41 B&W) in 135 3pk (24exp); 24ex single
  • Kodak Advantax 200 APS 3pk (25ex), 3pk+1 (25exp), single
  • Kodak Advantax 400 APS 3pk (25ex), single

Visit Kodak.com

Michelle Bates – 20 Years of Toying with Creativity

Michelle has been a passionate photographer since she was young, and learned her way around a camera in 1991 at the Maine Photographic Workshops, where she first discovered the Holga. Since then, Michelle has shown work in solo exhibitions in the Pacific Northwest, Los Angeles and Israel, and in group shows around the US, Italy, Germany & Thailand.

2010 PDN Photo Expo NYC


March 2011 Exhibitions in New York, San Francisco & Los Angeles.


Recommended Viewing - SMASH HIS CAMERA (2010)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ppEFBHidVY&w=560&h=349]

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis sued him, and Marlon Brando broke his jaw. The story of notorious, reviled paparazzo Ron Galella opens a Pandora's Box of issues from right to privacy, freedom of the press and the ever-growing vortex of celebrity worship.

Polaroid Pack Film – Which Camera?

"It's called peel-apart because after you pull it from the camera, you wait some time for the print to develop and you peel off the top paper to see your print."





The 1983 Canon T50 Camera

“The Canon T50, introduced in March 1983 and discontinued in December 1989, was the first in Canon's new T series of 35mm single-lens reflex cameras compatible with Canon's FD lens mount. SLR sales were falling in 1983 from the market's 1981 peak, and Canon chose to try greater automation to revive sales and remain competitive.”

From: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_T50

Carnival Spot Pizzeria / Canon T50

Canon T50 - Night Photography

Canon T50 Night Photography
Night Photography using the Canon T50 in automatic mode

Brian Moore’s FPP post on the T50

Book of the Month – PHOTOGRAPHY by Barbara London

Film Photography Podcast's recommended Book of the Month - Photography by Barbara London – “A picture tells a thousand stories, but the one it doesn't tell is how the shot was made. Barbara London and John Upton's Photography is an all-inclusive look at the craft of photography. This book will help any amateur move up a few notches, and it serves as a refresher course for professionals as well.”



Used and new editions on Amazon: amazon.com/Photography-Barbara-London/dp/0321011082

Darkroom Discoveries – PYROCAT DEVELOPER

Westpoint 8x10 Contact Print 1

Downtown Newburg, NY
Mat’s images developed in Pyrocat



Kodak Technical Pan

FPP super friend Nano_Burger spooled 29 rolls of 36exp Kodak Technical Pan (asa 25) and donated them to The Film Photography Podcast.

On March 8, 2011 a thread will appear on our Film Photography Podcast Group called Kodak Technical Pan (9am est) - the first 29 folks that post in the group will win one of the 29 rolls.

Kodak Technical Pan BW Film


"Technical Pan was an almost panchromatic black and white film produced by Kodak. “While it could reproduce the visible light spectrum, it leaned to the red and so unfiltered outdoor shots would render blues, most notably the sky, with additional darkening and reds with some lightening. These unique characteristics have not been replicated. It was generally used as a very slow film, rated at ASA 25 or even 16, although it could be rated at up to ASA 320 with a distinct loss of tonal range and a bunching of shadow and highlight detail. This film had unmatched fine grain, especially when rated at a low speed, and made excellent enlargements while preserving fine details. Kodak stopped selling it in 2004. It has not been replaced by a film (from any manufacturer) with its exceptional characteristics.”

From: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_Pan

Don’t forget…each month we give away vintage cameras and film! Tune in to the show.


Dan Fogel's picture
With respect to the Tech Pan, Freestyle is selling a film in the Rollei line that they say is similar to Tech Pan. Check it out.

Jackie's picture
Seeing that you are giving away film, I could use a couple of rolls of 120 medium format film. I have 4 or 5 35 mm SLR cameras and should be getting my own 6X6 Maymia C220 TLR in the next few days. Getting back to medium format after many years away.

Jacqueline Alkula
904 Jefferson Street
Chillicothe, MO 64601-2343
(The Home of Sliced Bread)

film-forever's picture
If the T series help getting great pictures, someone has also to be aware of the FD lenses quality. I have an A-1 and a T90 from which I get interesting texture and resolution pictures because of the FD lenses. Those great lenses are quite affordable by now, which is another a real incentive. Thanks for the mention of Ron Galella. I did not know he was the grandfather of papparazzi. ;) ps: by the way, although I am off topic, I want to mention that there is a new Rodinal rep in Canada, Mike Boylan. He's based in Toronto, working for Maco. It is quite important to know that, because Rodinal cannot cross the border without a permission, either by plane or by surface. Go see this link: http://photo.net/black-and-white-photo-film-processing-forum/00asM7
Eric Bryan's picture

I bought a Nikon F100 a year ago and the guy gave me about $200 worth of film to go along with it,  including a roll of Technical Pan. 

It expired in 1990 and I have been afraid to shoot with it but after listening to this episode I think I'm gonna give it a try.  Looked up development info so I'm gonna cross my fingers and give it a go.

Glad you mentioned this film or I might never have worked up the courage to shoot it!

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