Paul got $1500 from his grandma and tries to figure out which film camera to invest in. Chris explores the universe of medium format cameras and comes to the conclusion that making a recommendation is not as easy as it sounds. Cameras mentioned: Mamiya 645, Mamiya RB67, Leica M3, Nikon FE2, Hasselblad, Holga, Voigtlaender Bessa 6×9, Pentax 6×7. The TFTTF Slack is home to a great community of film photographers on channel #film-photography. Join the Slack here.
Chris takes a closer look at the economics of monobath developer, an exploration why the Lab Box is still a great idea and how to avoid sticky fingers when trying to coax a roll of 120 film onto a development reel. On the digital side, Chris looks into free image editing tools on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and even on Blackberry.
Chris analyzes the claim that you can develop film in beer and comes to the conclusion that that’s unlikely. But he knows how it was done. There’s a recap of the question on color-blind photography (more in the episode linked below). Also some conclusions about the ongoing Anchor experiment.. it’s not looking rosy.