Meet My Film Cameras

Meet My Film Cameras


– Hey guys, today we’re gonna do a little film camera show and tell. ♪ Aim ♪ ♪ Focus ♪ ♪ Snap ♪ (bass driven electronic music) ♪ It’s as easy as that ♪ – [Woman] Why is your top button buttoned? – Because if you do YouTube
videos about shooting film, you have to button the top
button of your flannel shirt. Everyone knows that. This year I have a goal
to shoot more film. Last year I think I got really
caught up in all the hype of the really amazing cameras that were released on the market and I sort of felt like maybe I went a little a drifted away from what I truly love about
photography just a little bit. How does, how do people do this? I think Matt Day is skinnier than me. For me, shooting with film
or with digital cameras that provide the experience
that simulates the best parts of shooting film, that’s
what it’s all about. Photography in its pure form, or at least what I
consider its purest form. Others may disagree and
that’s totally okay. But, before I start to derail this video into yet another why I shoot film episode, let’s just get right into what
this episode is really about and that is my film camera collection. Now I recently went
through a bit of a purge, I sold off a bunch of film cameras I had cluttering up the place, and while I was basically
triaging my film camera collection to decide what needed to
go and what would stay, I decided I really wanted
to make this video. And this as much for me to look back on in 10 or 20 years to see how
priorities may have changed, or how my collection has
changed then it is for you guys. But hopefully you’ll enjoy it as well. So first I’ll start out with cameras I keep for sentimental reasons. Then we’ll get to cameras I
shoot more regularly with. The first camera on the list
is this lovely little guy. It’s the Ricoh KR-10 SE. Guys, it’s fine, it used to
work, it use to expose film, it doesn’t anymore, and let’s be honest, it’s not the most amazing
camera in the world. I’m not necessarily recommending it as your entry point into
film camera shooting, but we keep it for a
very important reason, and that is that it is
Denae’s dad’s camera that he shot with when he was younger and she said if I got rid
of it she would kill me. So we keep it. Although it does have a lens
that’s pretty special, I think, I really like, it’s the Helios 44. So I really do wanna get this. I need to figure out
what’s not quite working with this anymore and get it working. If for no other reason than to shoot with this awesome lens that, that I’ve heard a lot of things about, but I haven’t had a whole lot of opportunity to shoot with it myself. But speaking of my in-laws, next up is this beauty
given to me by my in-laws. It’s a circa 1920s Kodak
Vest Pocket Special. So the story behind this camera
is that sometime in November we were woken up at the
ungodly hour of 7 a.m. to a phone call on Denae’s phone. At the time, I thought, okay who died? Because no one calls us at
7 a.m., they know better. We do not do mornings. And you best remember that,
if you ever get the hankering to call us a second before 7:35 a.m., it may not end well for you. So Denae rushed out of
the room and I thought, okay whatever this is it’s a big deal. But, as it turns out, it was my in-laws who were in England on vacation. They had just found this really
awesome vintage camera store specializing in old cameras and
their repair and maintenance and they had been waiting three hours so that they could call Denae at what they thought was a safe hour to ask her opinion and advice on this guy, ’cause they wanted to buy it for me. Now they didn’t need to do that because they know me really well and they nailed it. They told the shop owner that
they wanted something special, something vintage but that
it absolutely had to work. They know me because I’m
never going to own a camera and use it for something
as lame as decor, no way. If a camera doesn’t work, it needs to make room for one that does. So like I said, they asked
the guy for something that still works, that’s pretty special, and this camera is definitely special. I know that because it
says that it’s special right here on the label. But really this is the high
end version of a camera that was kinda like the Canon
Rebel of the 1910s, 1920s. If you’re gonna go on a trip or if you were a soldier going to war, you went out and you bought yourself a Vest Pocket Kodak camera. So this guy is the higher end model. It has a 78mm lens, a 4.5 aperture, which for the time was fairly fast. Has the waist-level viewfinder which isn’t really worth a darn. It also has this cool little pen that allowed you to actually autograph. Move this slide and you’d
be able to autograph the, or write notes on the
actual negative which is, you know, that’s pretty cool. I don’t know, it’s probably
comprable to the embedded date in some of those point shoots of the ’80s. But, still, an interesting concept. You know the best gifts are more than the physical form they take. The love, time and thought
that goes into their selection, that’s really what makes them special. So I’m excited to have
this for those reasons, but as you can see it’s
got a ton of character and it’s just so cool on its own, and I’m really excited to shoot with it. The only thing stopping me is the roll of 127 film coming to me from somewhere in Israel, I think? This next camera is
also a foldable camera. It was also a gift, and
so has sentimental value. Denae got me this as two
years ago for Christmas. This is the Voigtlander Vitessa. It is working, I’ve shot
with this a handful of times and I’m sure I will shoot with it again. While it does work, the
shutter only works at speeds faster than I wanna say, 1/15 of a second, which is totally fine, I
don’t think I’m ever gonna be handholding this guy for
less than 1/100 of a second. The photos I’ve nabbed
with it look pretty good, and plenty sharp, and
it’s a pleasant camera to handle and to hold. It’s quirky though, as
well, to cock the shutter you’ve got this smoke stack
style shutter mechanism. And that’s, you know, interesting. It’s definitely a conversation starter. One time I was shooting this
in Japan Town in San Francisco, and I got this shot of a woman doing some street style
photography of a model. The photographer got really upset though that I had taken a photo of her taking photos of her model
and she chased me down. And basically demanded to see the photo. So I showed her that this
was a very odd film camera and that’d I’d be happy to show
her the film once developed, but I couldn’t, I couldn’t
show her the shot yet. But she realized it that
it was a film camera though for some reason that changed everything. She smiled and asked me about it and I often reflect on that. What was it about the fact
that I had taken the photo on film instead of digital
that it softened her anger? And I think that I know why now. Film changes hearts, you guys. Film is the answer to all of our problems. Okay, so now we get into
the specialized cameras. These are camera I don’t
shoot with very often because they have a very
special, specialized role. And the first camera I
have here is very dusty. It’s the Fuji Film Instax Wide. This cameras is not mine,
this camera is Denae’s, and I’ll be honest we
haven’t used this very much. I think we really like the
idea of shooting Polaroids, but for whatever reason, we just don’t. That’s gonna change though. We do have a Polaroid photo duel planned, or at least talked about, so stay tuned for that,
that will come in 2019. I can guarantee it. Next up we have my Zenit 12XP. Very solid very reliable Russian camera with a very special lens
that needs to be cleaned. With a very special lens that
is straight out of Chernobyl and very radioactive, this is
the Super-Takumar 50mm 1.4, very, very good lens. So the story on this one
is that I reached out to a fellow YouTuber I
really like, Ade Torrent. You can find his channel
under the name Old Cameras, and I asked him if he’d be interested doing a double exposure film swap. He totally agreed and
suggested this camera as the one to use. We wanted to use the same camera, so I went out and got one
specifically for that. He sent me his initially exposed roll and I’ve loaded it in, I
have taken three shots. Ade, my friend, I’m so sorry. 2018 though, I mean, it just
sort of got away from me. But I am gonna get this roll
finished soon and develop it. And I look forward to
showing that double exposure film thing we did together. Next up, we have the Yashica Mimy. This is my most recent addition. Some of you will have seen a photo duel that Denae and I put out recently. We went out and bought
some thrift store finds, some point and shoots and
this is the one I used. Honestly, it was overpriced, it was $40, and I really didn’t think it was gonna be anything special. It takes half frame shots
at the vertical orientation. So at 36 frame roll of 35mm film gives you actually 72; 72? 72. But after I developed the
roll from that photo duel, I was really surprised
how well they turned out and I enjoyed shooting
with this camera so much. It’s small, it’s light, and the images are just
fantastic for their size. I also really like that it defaults to the portrait orientation as I find that I’ve been favoring that
in my photography lately. The other thing was how well
the light meter performed. It doesn’t use a battery, and yet it’s able to
provide great auto exposure? I don’t know what sort of Voodoo
magic you’re using Yashica, but I am at the same time impressed and terrified by your powers. But the thing I like most is
just that it’s just so small and that it’s, it’s super quiet. This is a really great
camera to use on the street. But speaking of small cameras, we’ve gotta talk about this guy. I absolutely love this
camera for so many reasons, but the biggest reasons is size. This is the Rollei 35. And comparing it to the Yashica Mimy, you’ll see that it’s
even smaller, and yet, it’s the full, it takes
full 35 framed shots. How do you get all that in here? How do the Germans do it? It doesn’t make sense to me. It defies physics. The lens collapses so it can
fit into your coat pocket, not your vest pocket,
that’s a different camera, if you’ll recall. There are a few different
versions of this camera. This is the oldest and first version, which was made in Germany. Has a beautiful Zeiss Tessar 3.5/40mm lens which was really was a wonder at the time and even by today’s
standards is really good. Eventually they moved to
a factory in Singapore and downgraded the lens. But then eventually they started using the Zeiss lenses again
with the Sonar 2.8 version. But that’s really expensive and the 2.8 aperture is
really tough on this camera. And that is because it
is not a rangefinder. It’s a viewfinder, meaning you can’t focus with a rangefinder to get that parallax or split screen when you focus. Instead you have to gauge the distance with your mutant super powers and then dial that in right here. Since that’s super hard
for me, even with practice, I prefer the 3.5 aperture
lens over the 2.8, because it forces me into
safer depth of fields. But anyway, I really love this camera. There’s always room for it in some random side
pocket of any camera bag, and so I often bring it
along to whatever shoot, just because I can. Okay, so now we get in
to my top three cameras. My workhorses. The are the ones I shoot
with on a regular basis. And this first one is my film
photography beast of burden. This is the Nikon FE2. This is pretty much the
camera I’m gonna use when I need great light meter, a wide range of solid film camera lenses, and just a reliable, pleasant
to use camera in general. This thing has been battered, abused. It’s got beautiful
brassing blessing its body. Apparently I like B words today. Nikon made what I consider
to be the most durable, pleasant to use, reliable
and consistent film cameras of any manufacturer and the
FE2 is, it’s just my favorite. And I also just absolutely
love Nikon film era glass. It’s so good. This lens, for instance, is
one of my all-time favorites. This is the Nikkor 24mm f2. Also, quintessentially
good is the 50mm 1.4 AI-S. Just really love these lenses. This next one I’m not gonna
say very much about here because I have another
video coming out soon about why I love this one so much. This is my Bronica Zenza ETRSi. These were what I’d call the budget or entry level medium format cameras that were built in the
late ’70s to the ’90s. There always seems to be
tons of these on eBay, especially in Japan. They still really are, in my opinion, the best entry point into 120 photography. It’s a plastic body but it’s solid. It can take some punishment. The image quality I get from this 75mm f2.8
Zenzanon lens is excellent. But the real reason I love this camera isn’t for shooting medium format film. I mean medium format is great, but I actually don’t shoot
much 120 film through this guy. This camera is special for
an entirely different reason that I will not reveal at this time. You’re going to have to
wait for my next video about film cameras where
all shall be revealed. And finally we have my favorite and most expensive film camera. This is my Leica M3,
double stroke, version with the really amazing
Voigtlander 50mm 1.2 Nokton. This is an amazing camera I pull out when I just wanna get my
Bresson on and feel all artsy. There’s something
magical, almost mystical, about holding a Leica. I feel like when I hold this camera, it makes me better, a better photographer. I think if you hold it close, just, just listen, just, just hold it. Just let those Leica
juices flow into your soul. (calm bass driven music) Okay, I lied there is
actually one more camera. Uh, actually, (chuckles) 11 more cameras that I do own. This is 11 of the very
same model of camera. And that is the Konica Auto S2. And there’s a very good reason why I have a fleet of these, which again, I’m not gonna reveal at this juncture. But, you should know, that it’s for a very
important and special reason. I had to repair half of these, had to learn how to do it. Some of them had aperture problems, some of them had rangefinder issues. Some of them were stuck
I time release mode. Yeah, it was a lot of work, but all will be revealed, I promise. So, I hope that I’ve given you
enough reason to subscribe. Either that, or I just annoyed you and I apologize for that, but, but that’s it, guys. That’s my 2019 film camera collection. I really am looking forward
to using all this gear more this year, getting out there and getting some great photos. And I look forward to having
you along for the ride. So, long live film. We’ll talk to you again real soon.

100 Comments

  • MIHIR DAHIYA

    January 12, 2019

    Canon rebel of 1910s ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Reply
  • Matthew Zagorski

    January 12, 2019

    Love this video as always

    Reply
  • John Branch IV Photography

    January 12, 2019

    SO AWESOME! I have a couple of film cameras just chillin'. I really should start shooting film more often (I got a bunch of free rolls that I need to go ahead and use)

    Reply
  • Matt Day

    January 12, 2019

    ๐Ÿคฃ Whatโ€™s the tick population like in Utah? Dropped about 25lbs when I was in the hospital. Thanks, Ehrlichiosis!

    Reply
  • Stefan Weiberg

    January 12, 2019

    Unfortunately the Bronicas now are close as expensive as Hasselblads or Rolleiflex. Not a cheap entry anymore.

    Reply
  • RS

    January 12, 2019

    Great video, love this kind of information.
    Did that Voigtlander has Wifi cause I saw an antenna ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thanks for sharing

    Reply
  • Kepano 808

    January 12, 2019

    I have a Nikon FM. My first ILC camera I've ever owned. I bought it when I took my first photography class in 1981. I still own it today!

    Reply
  • Elizabeth Pink and Turquoise

    January 12, 2019

    I was hoping to get more film photography related videos from you as I got into it 2 months ago and I'm in love with it. Keep it up! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Reply
  • Daniel Haug

    January 12, 2019

    Great video! You make a compelling case to explore the "old" world of film.

    Reply
  • Zoute Haring

    January 12, 2019

    and ooooohh boi, what are you doing with so much of the same cameras!? are you gonna teach people how fun it is to shoot their own film?

    Reply
  • lukas georgius

    January 12, 2019

    where did you get the hoodie?

    Reply
  • M Lo

    January 12, 2019

    Nice collection, so much Konica ahah !
    i have minolta x-300s with MD 50mm 1.4. I didn't develop the first one yet, i'm waiting for my Japan Travel in march !

    Reply
  • jeg569

    January 12, 2019

    Great video, love film cameras, I have a Rolleicord VB TLR which I have finished a roll of Tri X and have just bought an Olympus O-M1 which is away for a service, Kodak Pro Image and Fuji Acros waiting for the Olympus. ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‘

    Reply
  • lukas georgius

    January 12, 2019

    please try out the nikon f3 or the canon f1

    Reply
  • Mik Milman

    January 12, 2019

    lol hey man it was cold when I shot my film collection video!

    Reply
  • Mik Milman

    January 12, 2019

    The 2.8 Rollei is definitely tough. Especially when shooting at the minimum focusing distance.
    One Konica for each of your kids?

    Reply
  • Simeon Kolev

    January 12, 2019

    Are you sure the Super Takumar is the radio active one ๐Ÿ™‚ there is a rare 8 lens element version of this one which is awesome optically and is not radioactive. There are some small differences from the outside you can check them out and see are you lucky.

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  • Chris Tinson

    January 12, 2019

    I shoot with a X-T2 and couple of Fujiโ€™s F2 lenses, a 23mm and 50mm as, with the exception of Leica, itโ€™s the nearest I can get to the feel of a film camera. The photo of your son in the smoke poking the fire with a stick is simply magical. Had you taken this with a Sony a7R III and a 24mm F1.4 GM lens it would have been technically perfect but would have lost everything. I love channels like yours where megapixels donโ€™t matter. Iโ€™m inspired, tomorrow Iโ€™ll go out and buy a Pentax K1000, the first โ€œproperโ€ camera I had back in the 70โ€™s.

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  • Aleลก Krejฤรญ

    January 12, 2019

    My collection is – Zenith TTL with Helios 44M (inherited from my father), Zorki 4 with Jupiter 50/2, Mamiya RB67 with Sekor 90/3,8 and Olympus OM2n (most underrated film camera, IMO at least as good as Nikons of that time). You can clearly tell I am from Eastern block ๐Ÿ˜› And my tip for your Bronica is that you might use it with some panoramic back with 35mm film? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • ryanehoward

    January 12, 2019

    I have the Fuji Instax Wide. It's a really fun camera. My 8 year old has a Fuji Mini 90. Sometimes the two of us go out to shoot photos together with our instant cameras. He really likes the instant feedback of a physical print. I highly recommend anyone to get the kids in their life an instant camera if they have any interest.

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  • groovesme

    January 12, 2019

    Pm me that phone number! I will blog that call ๐Ÿ˜‡

    Reply
  • Pantone

    January 12, 2019

    Great video… Love the Bronica as much as you, but… the Nikon FE2 has a special place in my heart, i'm a nikon SLR kinda guy… And HEY! I NEED that Kodak hoodie BADLY!

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  • Stuart Herrington

    January 12, 2019

    Iโ€™m not going to spoil your Bronica secret, but I have an ETRS too, and also have what I think youโ€™re hinting at ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Joseph Delgadillo

    January 12, 2019

    I'd love to see more film content in 2019!

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  • Jason de Plater

    January 12, 2019

    Fun video. I love my Leica M2 with 50mm Summicron. I also own the Canon 1V but that just collects dust. Thereโ€™s something special about Leica but also Iโ€™ve come to the conclusion that I donโ€™t like autofocus with film. If I want autofocus, I use my Fujifilm camera. By the way, I just bought the 7artisans 35mm f1.2 for Fujifilm and am super excited to play with it because it has very classic zeiss like rendering. I think youโ€™d be really curious to try that lens too. Might be a good idea to make a video about manual focus or adapted lenses for Fujifilm!

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  • Dezmond Ardis

    January 12, 2019

    Great vid! I just went full digital and had to part with some cameras but I kept some for sentimental value like you. The cameras my pops bought me; the Minolta XG-7 and the Kodak Signet 40 I will never sell. In 2018 though I parted with a Pentax 6×7 w/ 105 2.4 lens, the Mamiya RB67, the Rokkor 58mm 1.2 (that is a sweet lens and mine was near mint ๐Ÿ™ ), the Nikkor 105 2.4, and some other nikon glass. It was a tough year to let go of all that. Thankfully I have some friends who are saving a Mamiya 645 Pro with a 80mm 1.9 lens for me :)…Cheers…oh and thanks for posting the fuji videos it really helped out my decision on lenses. deuces!

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  • City Street

    January 13, 2019

    Looking forward to the Bronica video as Iโ€™m thinking about picking one of these up. Great video and a great collection you have there.

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  • Scott Graham

    January 13, 2019

    I have a Konica Auto S2 if you need a 12th one… ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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  • Sweet Lou Photography

    January 13, 2019

    Ahhhh I love the Fuji Wide. That was one of my first reviews, I have a lot of nice things to say about it. I feel like you guys will have fun with it. It's maaaaad simple to use!! Dope vid as always fam

    Reply
  • Larry Hayes

    January 13, 2019

    You guys have an awesome and highly entertaining channel.

    Reply
  • Francisco Silva

    January 13, 2019

    Great vรญdeo.

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  • Mat Fa

    January 13, 2019

    Same feelings for the M3. Maybe you've tried The Contax IIa or IIIa, and there's also something very special to these, a feel of quality and smoothness of operation of their own. Also more compact than an M3.

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  • Adryanza Arifin

    January 13, 2019

    โ€œFilm changes hearts. Film is the answer to all of our problems.โ€

    This was spot on and I totally agree! Iโ€™ve been enjoying your videos since I stumbled upon your video on the comparison and differences of b/w film negatives. Great video as always!

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  • Fellow Citizen

    January 13, 2019

    This was so much fun, Andrew, thanks! I haven't seen one of your episodes for ages, so I decided to see what you were up to, and these cameras were beautiful and fascinating.

    One thing I find interesting is how striking some film images are. I remember watching an episode of TCSTV, and I'm not sure that I'd ever seen a striking image in any of his reviews (he's great, but that's not what I'm there for, nor expecting), yet his tri-x 400 shots were far more captivating than anything he's shot on Leica or GFX.

    These cameras were handsome, too – don't diss that Ricoh! At some stage I'd like one of those 72-frame cameras, and I've had the "Pen F/FT/FV" in mind, but I'm definitely scouting the Mimmy.

    Congratulations on the VM50, the f/1.1 version was my first and only lens until I knocked out the apertures in a flu-induced escape-from-cabin-fever delirium. I've always meant to repair it, but it's expensive and I moved onto the Fuji + XF35 and kind of didn't look back.

    Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Peter A

    January 13, 2019

    Am M3 with non vintager Leica glass on it ? Epic Fail dude – I'm so embarrassed for you! -:)

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  • Paul Appleby

    January 13, 2019

    2:28 | What an amazing story, such great and thoughtful in-laws to buy you that Kodak. The wealth of history in the palm of your hands is pretty special. The people who have owned it and the pictures it's taken over the last century, if we could view them all, wishful thinking ๐Ÿ™‚ Super video as always Andrew, keep warm โ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ

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  • Frank Baliello

    January 13, 2019

    I was about to unsubscribe but now I changed my mind. Thank You look forward to more film.

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  • Patrick Fryer

    January 13, 2019

    Checkout the underrated Kodak Retina series. ๐Ÿ‘

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  • Wenyu Lian

    January 13, 2019

    Andrew, like this one. But the led light was annoying.

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  • Randy Urias

    January 13, 2019

    Where can I order that Kodak hoodie?

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  • Shawnee Union

    January 14, 2019

    Love this video. Leica M3 DS is such a great and camera nerdy choice. I wonder what the story on the Konica is? It's one of the sharpest lenses I ever shot with and heaviest RF too.

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  • behindeachfilmgrain

    January 14, 2019

    We need to get together this summer! I'm heading out to San Francisco in 3 days and I'm taking the Mamiy RB67 Pro S and some 35mm film cameras for a venture of a life time! It's been 25+ year since I have been back in the Bay area! Love this review of the cameras you have currently! I need to go through what I have and see if I can separate myself from selling any of them! Hahahaha!

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  • John Leftwich

    January 14, 2019

    Great video. Makes me want to get out and shoot film more.

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  • Scott Condie

    January 14, 2019

    Three cheers for Ade!

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  • Rodrigo P.C.

    January 14, 2019

    Great video. Very nice cameras and lenses, those Nikon lenses look awesome. Greetings from Brazil.

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  • Anthony Coleman

    January 14, 2019

    I need to know where that hoodie is from! Lol itโ€™s awesome

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  • Dan Higginson

    January 14, 2019

    Itโ€™s powered with solar cells around the lens. Pretty close to voodoo magic.

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  • Fellusch H

    January 15, 2019

    I also found a Bronica, it's a SQA, but i really like it much. Same as you do to your ETR ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Mike Steinmetz

    January 15, 2019

    I love the Konica Auto S2! That was my first film camera…great video!

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  • Peter A

    January 16, 2019

    FYI:https://www.wired.com/story/ralph-gibson-digital-color/?CNDID=16769172&CNDID=16769172&bxid=MjM5Njc3NDA3OTY1S0&hasha=25fe6dd1c5e2b0f431cf1f38f70f36b0&hashb=8180ae590dbaf0ef76fad87c9476cc41eda3f07f&mbid=nl_011519_daily_list1_p1&utm_brand=wired&utm_mailing=WIRED%20NL%20011519%20(1)&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nl

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  • Najja Foluke

    January 16, 2019

    When you mentioned the Leica M3, brought a big smile to my face and made me hit the subscribe button! I also have the double stroke and it's my go-to camera. Nice video!

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  • Aaron Rebarchek

    January 17, 2019

    "I think Matt Day is skinnier than me"
    ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    That Kodak hoodie tho ๐Ÿ˜
    But yeah dude, NIKON F3 ๐Ÿ’ฅ
    I was thinking about doing a video like this but you beat me to it.

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  • John Taylor

    January 17, 2019

    Just use the Helios on a M42 to Fuji adaptor on your digital body.

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  • John Taylor

    January 17, 2019

    I have one one word that I have to use ….. GAS.

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  • Jason O

    January 19, 2019

    That yashica mimmy seems quite rare, none on ebay at the moment. It's light meter is powered by a chemical reaction happening in the dots surrounding the lens. It won't last forever however so when not in use put some sort of a cover over the lens.

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  • The Photo Dept.

    January 20, 2019

    youre such a dork with your leica. love it haha

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  • Marc Andre Villaruel

    January 20, 2019

    Hello! I noticed you took a shot with a Kiron 28mm f2, how would you rate its performance? I'm currently looking for a landscape lens at around 24-28mm since my main lens is a 58mm Voigtlander.

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  • Kevin X

    January 21, 2019

    Love film! I have a huge film cameras and lenses collection.

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  • Randy T

    January 21, 2019

    I have my film camera from high school, but the mirrors sticks. Do you know of any film camera repair shops?

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  • Sun and D-970

    January 22, 2019

    Oh Andrew Iโ€™m so jealous! You got the limited edition Forever 21 x Kodak collaboration Ektachrome sweater I really wanted! But it sold out by the time I tried to get it. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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  • Decaffeinated Photography

    January 22, 2019

    Film camera envy ๐Ÿ˜ Have to say, looking at that Kodak with the pen just took me back to a time where I didn't exist. Such a cool feature!

    I love the personal stories behind every camera here. It really shows your connection to the tools you're using.

    Another great video guys โœŒ๏ธ

    -Alex

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  • Jing image

    January 23, 2019

    love this video, but can you move the light behind you?

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  • William Pichardo

    January 23, 2019

    Did you call a zenit reliable? ๐Ÿ˜€ you must have been very very lucky with yours.

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  • William Pichardo

    January 23, 2019

    Btw. the Helios is supposed to go with the Zenit, same thread, why don't you use it on that if you desire to do so so much? Not that it would even come close to the Takumar's quality but to each his own, right?

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  • William Pichardo

    January 23, 2019

    Also, thank you so much for being pretty much the only person on Youtube to pronounce Rollei properly.

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  • Donny Williams

    January 24, 2019

    wow someone who pronounced Rollei correctly…. just needs work on the R ๐Ÿ˜€
    greetings from Germany!

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  • Otab Will

    January 24, 2019

    Only button the top button if your collars have buttons. It's what a stylist told me once
    ยฏ_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ

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  • Yufan Deng

    January 24, 2019

    Nice review๏ผ Thank you so much๏ผLove your hoody by the way lol!

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  • Baruch Cohen

    January 25, 2019

    I own four film cameras- Leica M2, Contax G1, Pentax Spotmatic, and Minolta X-700. I shoot mostly Fuji digital, but still shoot film on occasion. perhaps a roll per month. Unless you develop yourself, which I have no time or patience for, it gets expensive. I use thedarkroom.com Good quality, but pricey.

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  • James Harris

    January 28, 2019

    All I have in my film camera collection is a Nikon F2 with 50mm f1.4 AI-S lens and an Old Standard Rolleiflex f3.8 Tessar (model 621). The Nikon is a beast, you're right. Take it anywhere, bash it about a bit (accidentally of course) and it will still keep functioning. I love using it. I've not had the Rolleiflex for a month yet but I have already taken it out and shot three rolls with it. A tricky camera to use and really slows you down. It is also the oldest thing I own as it was made in the 1930s. Wish I could track down the exact year at least, but that would involve a delve into the Rollei archives, something which I don't have time for.

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  • Nick Matthews

    January 28, 2019

    I really need advice on triaging (probably not a word!) my film camera collection. Love your final edited collection. Must dash to find a Ricoh KR10 to add to my collection ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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  • alpinistization

    January 29, 2019

    Hi, love this video! I immediately subscribed as I also switched to Fuji recently… also due to your input in your videos! Just a completely other question: love your sweater… where did you get this from?! Greetings from Stuttgart, Germany! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • John

    January 29, 2019

    The light on the right is painfully distracting ๐Ÿค•๐Ÿค•

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  • ltaylo91

    January 29, 2019

    I see you have the Kodak vest pocket 127 and are waiting on film. I have made 3D printed cutting devise for cutting 120 down to the 127 width. Here is a link to a site that posted it and how to use it.
    http://127film.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-how-to-on-using-cut-down-120-film-in.html

    If you feel you would like to use it, I can send you one to the address you have listed for this channel.

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  • MrBusytimmy

    January 30, 2019

    Great video. I have a Leica m-p and I shoot the 28 asph cron and 50 cron with a bunch of filters. Mostly acros and HP 5. Just did a project in HK on Cinestill 800T and acros. @busytimmy_k

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  • thnikkamax

    February 1, 2019

    Ha! I kept my original KR-10, and do recommend it because of all the exposure control for a dirt cheap price.

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  • June Lopez

    February 1, 2019

    Dude you are an actor and should pursue it

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  • Yona Lee

    March 7, 2019

    I really love videos like this. Iโ€™d love to see a video on the 11 other cameras

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  • Kevin Carver

    March 14, 2019

    Clicked on this video thinking "this guy has to own a Leica" the whole time: "show me your Leica!" Leica appears "YESSS"

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  • Mind. Art. Creativity.

    March 14, 2019

    0:48 seriously? Always monitor your audio before recording and while recording… why did you even change clothes? You could have opened up the top button!

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  • RewDowns

    March 18, 2019

    The yashika mimy looks similar to the olympus pen half frame

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  • ldstirling

    March 18, 2019

    Andrew, so wait a minute…you start this video by saying how you think you've gotten away from shooting with film and want to get back into in in 2019. Then, in 7 of the next 8 videos you post on your channel, you are shooting with a digital camera. It's the second half of March now. When are we going to see more of your film videos? Were you serious when you said that you wanted to shoot more film? I ask because I think you're still caught up in the hype of the great Fuji ecosystem of mirrorless cameras. Please don't forget the people who found you and like you due to your fondness for shooting film and releasing those videos.

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  • JustAnotherUsername

    April 30, 2019

    Instax shouldnโ€™t be referred to as polaroid :/

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  • Randall Stewart

    May 8, 2019

    That Vitessa is a great collectible: great quality/build and lens with a unique mechanism which works well regardless of age. One caution: when you push the release to open the front. extend the lens, and release the film advance plunger, at this age the slam of just popping up the advance plunger can damage the mechanism. So, cover that plunger with your hand at release and give it a soft landing. Most of these have the 50mm 2.0 Ultron lens, which is extremely nice, not that your Color-Skopar isn't good. (It's actually a bit rare, so there you go – collectible!)

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  • Jon Fassnacht

    May 27, 2019

    Dang those Konica look cool

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  • Thomas Duffy

    June 12, 2019

    that vest camera with the pen is incredible

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  • BioCosmic**Dust

    June 15, 2019

    The bug for old film cameras seems to have spread to South Korea lately. I don't know how that happened. I don't mean the serious photogs though. It's the girl groups. The 19-20-21 year olds. I don't get it but it is fun to watch. Mostly the Japanese cameras, but also a Contaflex and even a Russian Chaika-2M "Yauka" have come up lately in their videos. Three days ago – Yukyung's Fujica VLog (Elris).
    Enjoyed your story about Japantown in SF. Very interesting. Thanks for the video!

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  • Voile.

    July 1, 2019

    Can anyone help me? I recently got a Nokina nk 3636 film camera but I have no clue what type of film it needs. If anyone knows please tell me, also great video by the way!

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  • Bill Karoly

    July 28, 2019

    new subscriber. Discovered your channel last night. I used to shoot with a Pentax MX which I loved and now I'm a digital guy looking to do film again.

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  • Jim Dailey

    August 6, 2019

    ETRsi is great.

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  • Jim Dailey

    August 6, 2019

    You are gay with the leica.

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  • Geoff Thompson

    August 20, 2019

    Thanks Andrew. I am a collector of cameras also and I am at the stage where I need to start selling some but don't want to.My problem is I am quite a bit older than you so I can't bear the thought of eventually some of them not finding good homes when I'm gone.I had the Bronica Etrsi and regret selling it when I did. A beautiful camera that complemented my Pentax 645 system.I have a great little Richo half frame camera that I have never used yet but I can see I should. I enjoy your videos.

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  • Alex C

    August 25, 2019

    Man, I love your videos. Very informative and non-pretentious.

    One really important question though (seriously, life and death here): where did you get that hoodie from? I need it in my life!

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  • Rabert's World

    August 27, 2019

    The "oi" in Voiglรคnder is not pronounced like in "noise", but as a plain and long "o" like in "cozy". Saying this, Nikon and Canon are Japanese companies and they also don't pronounce vocals like the Americans (or other English speakers) do. Smart ass mode off …
    The Yashica has a so called Selen-Lighmeter. Selen is an element which reacts to light and produces a little electric current according to the amount of light hitting it. Selen deteriorates over time and they rarely work correctly now, if at all.

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  • Poniatowski

    September 4, 2019

    Love my Bronica ETRS they are so much fun.

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  • Mental Patience

    September 6, 2019

    I want to get a vintage camera but very relecutant to get one of eBay in case I get ripped off. Where did you buy yours from? What do you suggest I do?

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  • Sydney_Image

    September 16, 2019

    Nikon FE2 is the best Nikon film body made. End of story. And still great value today ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  • Tommy Nguyen

    September 19, 2019

    love this video but that bright light pointing right at the viewers got frustrating!

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  • Spencer Jefferson Dallas Robinson

    September 28, 2019

    Great video and collection mate, love the channel.

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  • Erwin C.

    October 8, 2019

    I think the thing with film is that only real enthusiasts shoot it, especially those quirkier cameras. Getting photographed by random people vs. fellow photographers is really different.

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