Episode 21 – November 19, 2010

Posted: 11/19/2010

Living in the Plastic Age: Topics include Holga, Vivitar PN2011 and plastic cameras, 110 film update, testing the Ansco Pioneer 616 camera, three big giveaways and more. Hosted by Michael Raso with Duane Polcou and John Fedele.

Show Notes

Eastman Kodak's Scott R. DeSabato - shot on Kodak 400asa 110 film
(Pentax Auto 110 camera)

Discussion of 110 film and the amazing Pentax Auto 110 camera

“After the success of Kodak's 126 cartridge "Instamatic" cameras, 110 was introduced in 1972 to take advantage of improvements in film allowing smaller format negatives. The first Kodak cameras being branded Pocket Instamatic.”

From: camerapedia.org/wiki/110_film

above: Joe Kolbek with the Pentax Auto 110

Toy Camera discussion includes HOLGA 120N (w/ Polaroid back), the Meikai 4553SSN and the Vivitar PN2011

The Vivitar PN2011 and prints by Emily Savill


Tips on what to look for when purchasing expired Polaroid film.

(above) Duane prepares to test the Ansco Pioneer
(with massive 50+ year old bulb)
on space suit protected subject – Joe Kolbek (below)

Contest Giveaways!

This month we’re giving away:

  • Kiev 6C 120 camera

  • Vivitar PN2011 35mm camera

  • Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity (book) by Michelle Bates

Til next week, this is Michael Raso signing off!

Portrait of me – shot by Duane using the Kiev 6C camera.

Special thanks to Dan Domme, Emily Savill, Rob Nunn and you, the podcast listener!


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