I Dream of Cameras #34 Call Mr. Lee

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ghvb4-124e92f

The jewel of this episode is our interview with Trev Lee, an excellent photographer and the social media voice of The Darkroom lab in San Clemente. But first!
  • Oskar Barnack’s 1923 0-series Leica sold at auction for $12 million
  • Gabe sold two Bronicas at LA Film Camera in Studio City
  • the return of The Thingy, a adapter which lets you replace the obsolete PX675 mercury battery with a cheap 675 zinc-air hearing-aid battery
  • how many cameras do you have loaded simultaneously?
  • an abbreviated mailbag!
  • our interview with Trev Lee:
    • trading his beloved Leica M5 for a Rolleiflex TLR from Gabe’s collection
    • which of his 20 cameras does he bring on a shoot?
    • the allure of the Nikon FM3a – how did he acquire one, how did it vault to the top of his list, and why is it so great?
    • black vs. chrome cameras
    • his favorite lens for the Nikon: the 40mm Voigtlander Ultron
    • the rest of his Nikon lens arsenal are all by Voigtländer! the 28mm Skopar, the 58mm Nokton, and the 90mm APO-Lanthar
    • are rising costs changing the hobby?
    • the Canon Rebel and Elan as good affordable starter cameras
    • are people printing more? what’s the value of a print?
    • and furthermore, what’s the emotional component of photography for him?
    • does working at a photography business siphon off some of the joy? how do you balance the demands of the job with your personal work?
    • the culture of The Darkroom, their dedication to customer service and his role as their social media manager
    • Trev’s website

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