Monday, January 28, 2013

Canon FT - Shutter Curtain Problem

Use it or Lose It!
Always best to shoot or exercise your camera.

After my trusty Canon FT has been sitting for a year, I decided to take it out for a spin this weekend. Sporting a Canon 19mm FL lens and CVS 400 color print film I hit a snag.

At the higher shutter speeds (1/250th and above) the film curtain was only exposing part of the frame (top shot). The bottom shot was exposed using 1/30th.

Could it be the cold weather, lack of use or both. No such problems in the past.

Flickr member "AgfaPan-25" says -
"If the camera has not been used for a long time the shutter might be a little sticky, and repeatability firing the shutter may sort this out."

More here on the problem from the I Shoot Film flickr group -
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

2010 - The Last Year Shooting Kodak Kodachrome

Images from one of my last shoots (June 2010) using Kodak Kodachrome color reversal film. "Kodachrome is a type of color reversal film introduced by Eastman Kodak in 1935. It was one of the first successful color materials and was used for both cinematography and still photography. Because of the widespread transition to digital photography, Kodachrome lost its market share and its manufacturing was discontinued in 2009 and its processing ended in 2010."

Sarina on Kodachrome

An inspired day with Catherine (top page) and Sarina (above). Make-up and hair expertly done by Paige Davis. Images shot on the Canon AE-1 Program 35mm SLR camera / Kodak Kodachrome 64 /  Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 S.S.C. lens. 
Images © 2010 Michael Raso

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

FPP Filmtastic Feast on Polaroid Mini Film

The FPP Gang - Mike, Mat, Leslie, Lauren and the Strudel celebrate FILM in 2013 at Tony's Touch of Italy, Pompton Lakes, NJ.

Polaroid 300 camera
Fujifilm Instax Mini (Rainbow Borders)

Polaroid 300 and the Instax Mini 7s are identical cameras that produce credit card sized instant images. They're available at Target, Walmart and CVS and our very own Film Photography Store On-Line!

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

FPP 2013 - Listen In

FPP 2013! by Michael Raso - Film Photography Podcast
FPP 2013 a photo by Michael Raso - Film Photography Podcast on Flickr.

Film Photography Podcast - Episode 73 – January 1, 2013 is here.

The internet radio show for people who love to shoot film! Ring in the New Year with FPP. Interview with Metropolitan Museum of Art photography curator Mia Fineman regarding Pre-1990 Photo manipulation. Mat’s Available Film List 2013. The amazing Kodak T-Shirt / 35mm SLR camera giveaway, Mark’s uncanny Konilette camera, The Nikon S2 and Lots More.

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