Episode 66: Ask Us Anything

The Camerosity Podcast goes full Reddit with our first ever Ask Me Anything, or more appropriately, Ask Us Anything.  Over the week prior to the recording, the guys solicited questions from our listeners through our official Facebook and Instagram sites and our Discord server.  The questions could truly be anything, so while we expected to get a lot of camera and photography related questions, nothing was off the table.

Joining Anthony, Paul, Theo and Mike on this one were returning callers A.J. Gentile, Mark Faulkner, Miles Libak, Patrick Rapps, Ray Nason, and Stephen Strangways where we field questions submitted by our listeners and by the live guests on the show.

If you’ve ever wanted to know what Anthony’s favorite Elvis Presley movie is, or why Paul Rybolt had at one time one of the most notorious mugshots, or what each of our wives think of our collections, this is an episode you won’t want to miss.  In addition to these compelling questions, we also hit the hard topics like what kinds of camera ephemera we have, what alternatives to eBay are there for buying and selling cameras, and what kinds of things besides cameras do we collect.

As you might imagine, this was not a typical Camerosity Podcast episode.  This one was light on GAS, but heavy on discussions you won’t hear anywhere else!

Meet Paul and Mike: If you are in the vicinity of Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday, March 23rd, come to the Ohio Camera Swap at the Hilton Garden Inn Cincinnati/West Chester and say hi to Paul and Mike.  While you’re there, maybe you can buy something from us!

As always, the topics we discuss on the Camerosity Podcast are influenced by you! Please don’t feel like you have to be an expert on a specific type of camera, or have the level of knowledge on par with other people on the show. We LOVE people who are into shooting or collecting cameras, no matter how long you’ve been doing it, so please don’t consider your knowledge level to be a prerequisite for joining!

The guys and I rarely know where each episode is going to go until it happens, so if you’d like to join us on a future episode, be sure to look out for our show announcements on our Camerosity Podcast Facebook page, the Camerosity Discord server, and right here on mikeeckman.com. We usually record every other Monday and announcements, along with the Zoom link are typically shared 2-3 days in advance.

For our next episode, we expect to have the return of Rick Oleson.  For those of you who have been collecting cameras for a long time, you’ve almost certainly run across Rick’s name either by his excellent repair website or through one of his very popular SLR and TLR Bright Screens.  Rick was one of this show’s earliest guests, last appearing in Episode 2, so it will be great to hear what he’s been up to lately.

We will record Episode 67 on Monday, March 18th at 7pm Central Daylight Time (-5 UTC), 8pm Eastern Daylight Time (-4 UTC), and Tuesday at 11am Australian Eastern Daylight Time (+11 UTC). We look forward to hearing from you!

In This Episode

  • Mike Had Failed GAS and Couldn’t Buy a Meopta Opema / Theo GASsed a Telka III
  • Cameras Engraved with Names and Social Security Numbers / Brinks Security Markers
  • Patrick is Shooting a Keystone F8 Aircraft Camera
  • Mike, Paul, and Ray Will Be At the Cincinnati Camera Show on March 23rd / Paul’s eBay Story
  • Why Would the Lord 4D Have a Film Cutter? / What Would it be Used for?
  • Will There Ever Be Camerosity Merch or a Patreon Page?
  • What Does Anthony Think Was Elvis Presley’s Best Movie?
  • Tracking Movies Using Letterboxd / Mike Recommends ‘The Bear’
  • What Photography Ephemera Does Everyone Collect, and What is Our Favorite? / Mike Has a Kodak Lamp
  • Making Lamp Shades Using Old Film Slides and Kodachrome Film
  • If Not eBay, What Alternatives Are There for Buying and Selling Cameras? / Yahoo.jp / ZenMarket / Fred Miranda
  • Most Collectible Cameras Are No Longer Owned by Their Original Owners
  • What’s the Deal with Paul’s Prison Mugshot?
  • What Store Brands Are Good to Look For? / Sears TLS
  • Third Party Lens Makers / Tomioka / Komine / Hanimex
  • What Do All of Our Wives Think About Our Camera Hobbies?
  • When Will Dan Tamarkin Come Back on the Show? / Paul Got in Trouble on Reddit
  • The Excitement Around Ricoh’s New Half Frame Camera
  • Who Develops Their Own Film? / Anthony’s 59 Minute Photo Lab
  • What Other Things Do You Collect Besides Cameras? / Dan Cuny Collects Glass Plates
  • What Was Your First Camera and if You Had to Start Over, What Would You Start Over With?
  • Name a Camera That Everyone Else Loves But You Don’t


The Camerosity Podcast is now on Discord! Join Anthony, Paul, Theo, and Mike on our very own Discord Server. Share your GAS and photography with other listeners in the Lounge or in our dedicated forums. If you have questions for myself or the other guys, we have an “Ask the Hosts” section as well where you can get your question answered on a future show! Check it out! https://discord.gg/PZVN2VBJvm.

If you would like to offer feedback or contact us with questions or ideas for future episodes, please contact us in the Comments Section below, our Camerosity Facebook Group, Instagram page, or Discord server.

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