Film Photography Podcast - Episode 149 – July 1, 2016
The internet radio show for people who love to shoot film! Minolta SR7, Film of the Week - Svema Mz3, School Donation Program, Walker Evans, Listener Letters and More!
Book of the Show 2 - Walker Evans at Work
Mark O'Brien isn't shy to let people know that Walker Evans is one of his favourite photographers. And while he has several books by him the book he has with him today is Walker Evans at Work by Jerry L. Thomson that covers some of Walker's work later in his life. But that's not the only book you should check out! Walker has an amazing body of work that is actually pretty accessible as he has covered a lot of different subjects beyond his usual rural decay and urban scenes.
Minolta SR-7 - Exposed!
Leslie has a real game changer of a camera with her, the Minolta SR-7 released in 1962 was the first SLR to feature a built-in coupled CdS lightmeter. Something we take for granted these days. Now this isn't a Thru-The-Lens (TTL) meter, Leslie explains, but rather the 'eye' is mounted off to the side. Mark comments that this camera looks fairly normal, modern even. The early cameras did not feature an on-off switch, as Minolta was assuming people would put the camera back in the bag or case between shots, but a year later they added a power switch on the bottom plate of the camera. Leslie also notes that this is a durable camera that even now the meter remains dead accurate!
Film of the Week - Svema MZ-3
An awesome underdog in the FPP Store is our film of the week! Svema MZ-3 is a black & white, blue sensitive film rated at ISO/ASA-3, and is fresh hand-rolled in the FPP Studio Darkroom. This is a great summer film! Now the trouble is many camera's meters don't read down to ISO/ASA-3. Simply set the camera at the lowest film speed it will go, then calculate from there, so if it's ISO-25, open it up three aperture stops. (25/2 = 12, 12/2 = 6, 6/2=3). As for processing both Leslie and Alex have had success with Kodak HC-110, Leslie uses Dilution H for 9:15 @ 68F/20C, and Alex uses Dilution E for 6:00 @ 68F/20C. So for the next two weeks check it out in the store for a special price! And while you're in the store check out our new batch tested expired Kodak Vision stocks! This is ECN-2 process, so you'll either need to do it at home in our C-41 kit or send it off to the Little Film Lab in California or The Camera Shop in Minnesota for processing.
That's it for this shoe, but we'll be back in a short two weeks! Until then we would love to hear from you! You can email us, firstname.lastname@example.org or use the regular postal system: Film Photography Podcast PO Box 264, Fair Lawn, NJ, 07410, USA!