Trade Notes and News
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CAMERAS & ACCESSORIES
SUPER RICOHFLEX, a 214x2i/t twin-lens reflex camera accepting a 35-mm back, is introduced by Riken Optical Ind., Ltd.,
521 Fifth Ave., New York City. Among features are 80-mm color - corrected //3.5 lens; FX synchronized shutter with speeds to 1/200 sec; magnifier for critical groundglass focusing; depth-offleld scale. Price is $29.9 5. Another model, with AutoStop for automatic film advance, is A
$39.95. Auto-Stop attachment available separately for $4.95; 35-mm hack. $9.95: doseup adapter, $4.50; self-timer, $2.9o, lens shade, $2.75.
EXAKTA CAMERA CO., 705 Bronx River Rd., Bronxville 8, N. Y., offers a brochure on the 35-mm automatic Exakta VX singlelens reflex camera and accessories, and a catalog entitled Equipment Information From Exakta, covering the complete Lxakta line. Both are free upon request.
ACCURA EYELEVEL FINDER for the Ricoh flex enables the user of this camera to see a right-side-up, unre ver.sed groundglass image at eye level. All optics are coated and the Finder is instantly r e m ovable f o r waist-level focusing. Distributed by Photographic Imp.
& Dist. Corp., 135 Broadway, New York City, the price is $7.95.
KALLOFLEX AUTOMAT is a 2!4x2V4 twinlens reflex camera introduced by OFITRA, Inc., 465 California St., San Francisco 4. Among features are: 75-mm Prominar ƒ/3.5 taking lens; shutter speeds to 1/500 sec & B; synchronized for regular and electronic (lash; automatic film transport with exposure counter visible from the top; planoconvex groundglass viewing surface; filmtype and -speed reminder knob. Price is $149.50; case, $10.50.
RICOH 35 is a 35-
mm camera with a rapid - advance lever positioned on the bottom of the camera body. Other features are FX synchronized shutter with speeds to 1/200 see AB; single-window rangeviewfinder; 45-mm color-corrected //3.5 lens. Price, including flashing unit and leather ease, is $59.95. Accessories include close-up adapter, $6.50; self-timer, $2.95; and lens shade, $2.75. Details available from Riken Optical Ind., Ltd., 521 Fifth Ave., New York 17.
11A is introduced by Camera Specialty Co., Inc., 705 Bronx River Rd., Bronxville 8, N. Y. This coupled-rangefinder camera features two matched 35-mm S t e i n h e i 1 C as sar
//3.5 lenses; focusing from 3.3 ft; a rapidwind lever which also cocks the shutter; Pronto shutters with speeds of 1/25, 1/50,
1/100, and 1/200 sec: synchronization for regular and electronic flash; direct eye-level viewfinder; automatic exposure countercable release and tripod sockets. This niodei will yield 20 stereo pairs from a 20-exp Stereo roll and 29 pairs from a 36-exp roll. Price is $79.50.
HAN I MAR 88, a
35-mm camera designed for color work, is introduced by Hanimex (U.S.
A.) Inc., 593 Market St., San Francisco. It features i nterchangeable lenses (normal //2.8 and a 70-mm //6.3 telephoto) ; shutter
speeds from 1/25 to 1/250 sec. ; automatic
flash synchronization ; spin-knob film advance counts exposures and cocks shutter; sprocketless film guides ; all-metal body. Price is $61.85, including carrying case and strap.
SPLIT-IMAGE RANGEFINDERS for twinlens reflex cameras are announced by Spiiatone, Inc., 49 W. 27th St., New York City. A groundglass to which two prisms are attached replaces the original camera groundglass. Maximum sharpness is obtained for any given point by focusing at a stiaight line visible at an angle on the centei of the groundglass. Available in three models (RO for Rolléis, RI for Ricohflex; and C-G for Ciroflex and Graflex 22 cameras), price is $4.95.
LENSES & ACCESSORIES
HASSELBLAD 1000F, a single-lens reflex camera is now available with an 80-mm Zeiss-Tessar ƒ/2.S lens. Focusing range is from infinity to 20 in. from the film plane. Lens and roll-film interchangeability remain unchanged. Price is $379.50. More information available from Willoughbys-Wholesale, Hasselblad Div., 110 W. 32nd St., New York 1.
NIKON INC., 277
Fifth Ave., New York 16, announces a 25-mm Nikkor ƒ/4 ultra - wide - angle lens, claimed to he without spherical aberration. Focusing range is from three ft to infinity and click-stop diaphragm stops down to ƒ/22. Price, including snap-on Ser. VII filter holder and sunshade, is $169.50. More information available.
CORONAR is the name of a versatile 135-mm ƒ/4.5 lens. It has four elements, is fully coated, has click stops, and is mounted in a black-anodized barrel. Covering the 5x7 size sharply, it can be used as a semiwide angle lens for view cameras although its use is intended primarily with bellows units on Exakta, Praktica, Contax S, Leica, and Canon cameras. Another application is for 4x5 enlargers. Available in three basic mounts to attach to the Bellowscope and extension tubes available for the above cameras, the price is $19.95. The distributor is Spiratone, Inc., 135-06 Northern Blvd., Flushing 54, N. Y.
AUXILIARY WIDE-ANGLE lens for 8-mm cameras screws into any %-in. Wollensak. Elgeet, or Nikkor lenses, giving the coverage of a 9-mm wide-angle lens. Price of $9.95 includes two screw-in adapters. Details available from Photographic Importing & Dist. Corp., 135 Broadway, New York.
CINE LENSES for B&H 220 and 252, and Kodak Brownie ƒ/2.7 and //1.9 movie cameras, are announced by Wollensak Optical Co., 850 Hudson St., Rochester 21, N. Y. A five-element telephoto lens provides 2!(>x magnification and a four-element wide-angle attachment lens covers four times the area covered by the normal lens alone. A special adapter ring allows usage of either lens on all four cameras and accepts size 5.o filters. Prices are $22.95 each and finders
announced //^5 telephoto lens is S 10427 ?hotY Equipment Calif iñ a ,u* ;ank Llvd., N. Hollywood, 1 e J1 focusing mount for Exakta. $174 50V1 ;en.tan°n canieras, price is SISOr, J tec ta flex and Alpa cameras, $274 0inciiia.Leica; Contax 11A. or Nikon! f, .including a mirror-reflex housimr ric'q n y?)C,Udes tripod bracket and lens earlion Äeb,rr euaranteeMore biforma-
FED E RAL RANGEFINDER is
used with long-focus lenses not having a reflex housing. Focusing range is from 13 to 2".0 y a r_d s. Price is $9.95. A telescopic magnifier which y|Íps, onto the rangefinder eyepiece but l\hLcJVa*8? doubles as a telescope is priced rnntafi' ! Leath,er holster case holding both iangefincler and eyepiece is priced at $4.95. the trio is available as a unit for $17.85. Additional information from Federal InstruCitv1 X °Y 12'10 Broadway, Long Island
1-EITZ, INC., 408 Fourth Ave.. New York city, announces an eyepiece device for converting screw-mount lenses into telescopes. Screwed onto the base of a 50-mm lens, it will give a 3Vi;x upright image, and a 6x image with a 90-mm lens. The price is $4.80 from Leica dealers.
ENTECO 8X, a neutral density filter for use with Enteco and Kodak lens attachments makes picture taking possible in bright sunlight, using high-speed films and lens and shutter adjustments found on most cameras. An exposure increase of three stops is required. Prices range from $3.50 (21.5-mm size) to $9.50 (Ser. IX). Manufacturer is Enteco Industries, 610 Kosciusko St.. Brooklyn 21, N. Y.
ZOOMAR CORP., 55 Sea Cliff Ave., Glen Cove, L. I., N. Y., announces a 500-mm Zoomar -Reflectar //5.6 lens for still and movie cameras. On Leicatype and Contax cameras, a mirrorreflex housing is needed, but this is unnecessary on 35mm single-lens reflexes. Price is $485.
A gun-stock and lens mount are available for 16and 35-mm movie and the Hasselblad cameras. More information from Zoomar.
PROJECTION & VIEWING EQUIPMENT
TDC TABLE VIEWER projects a stereo still picture on an 8x10 screen. Similar in appearance and design to the TDC Stereo Project-OrView, this blowercooled unit does not contain a converter for large screen projection nor does it accommodate 2x2 two - dimension slides. The viewer takes any ASA l%x 4 in. stereo mounts of glass, metal, cardboard, or lightweight plastic. Twin 200-watt lamps are supplied but 300-watt - lamps may be substituted. Lenses are twin 3-in. ƒ/2.8 and the price is $119.50. Accessories available are: carrying case with space for a slide changer, $20; Solectron automatic changer tray holding up to 30 slides, $19.50; and a tray-carrying case. Information available from TDC div. of Bell & Howell, 7100 McCormick Rd., Chicago 45.
AMERICAN OPTICAL CO., SO Heard St., Chelsea 50, Mass., announces the availability (from camera dealers) of a booklet entitled How to Select a Slide Projector;
for prospective projector buyers.
ROLL-A-LOCK JR. is the name given to two rolling tables, introduced by Commercial Picture Equipt., Inc., 1802 W. Columbia Ave., Chicago 26. A projector table (29Vix 16M&;x38Vk-in.) features two plastic-finished steel shelves bolted to steel-tubing legs; rubber casters, two with automatic locks for stability. Price, from audio-visual dealers, is $22.50; three-shelf model, $26.50. A
two-shelf table, similar to flie abo' e but for tape recorders, measures 29t4xl6»Ax2S-m. and is priced at $22: matching outlet box, 89 75. Both tables support up to 200 lb.
LA BELLE SALES CORP., Oconomowoc, Wise., announces two new slide projectors, the D i rector 300 and Showman 300. Both models feature a finger-touch changer system which automatically feeds, projects, and restacks slides in proper sequence;
75and 150-slide capacity holders (in glass or cardboard mounts intermixed); blower ,
cooling; 300-watt illumination; color-corrected lenses; weight under ¡V¿ lb. tne Director, with an //3.5 lens, is priced at $59.50; the ƒ/4 Director is $49.50. More information available from La Belle.
YANKEE SLIDE TRAYS are interchangeable, hold 36 slides in any mount, and will fit TDC Selectron and Viewlex Change-O-Matic slide changers.
One model features a spring-type slide retainer which prevents the slides from falling out. A pressure-sensitive index label, recessed in the tray top, provides space for 36 titles. Boxed in pairs (box serves as a tile case) price is $2.85. Standard models (without slide retainer) are priced at $1.85 per pair. More information available from Yankee Photo Prods., 3325 Union Pacific Ave., Los Angeles 25.
KODAK READY-MOUNTS for home mounting of transparencies are now available in packages of 100 and contain a tilmcutting guide. Edges are sealed with a household iron. The price is $1.25, for either 35-mm or 828 roll-film-size transparencies.
FILM SPLICER is
announced by Commercial Picture Equipt., Tnc., 1802 W. Columbia Ave.,
Chicago 26. One motion of the tension-held splicing a r m s cuts and splices the film. A jeweled scraper is adjusted to scrape only the emulsion and not the film and sprocket guides are located so that color and black-and-white films can be spliced without crossing, regardless of direction of travel. Price is $36.
a combination hand-viewer and filmstrip projector which can also be used for film editing. Slipping the unit over a flash -light converts it to a wall or screen projector. Price is $2.98 ppd., including a 100-frame film story. Manufacturer is The McArthur Co., 5SS2 Hollywood B1 v d ..
Hollywood 28, Calif.
303 is a 300-watt tray-loading slide projector, permanently mounted in a sturdy carrying case accommodating eight extra Selectrays. Other features are a four-in.
//3.5 lens and a four-inch blower for cooling. Manufactured by Bell & Howell, 7100 McCormick ltd., Chicago 45, the price is $54.50, incl. case, Semimatic changer, and one Selectray.
SAFE-LOCK PROJECTO-O-STAND Model 205, for movie and still projectors, has a
tripod base and is in operating order in 10 seconds. Table-top section tilts from a vertical storage position to a horizontal position and locks by means of a lever. Distance from floor to table surface is 37 in., weight is five lb. Manufactured by Arsco American, Inc., 3308 Edson Ave., New York G9. the price is $16.95.
LUMAX 110 AGM is an a-c electronic flash unit weighing % lb. Flash duration is 1/1000 sec, recycling time three to four sec; guide numbers are 30-35 for color and 190 for black-and-white films. A modeling light is built into the reflector. Price is $39.95 and more information is available from Lumax Mfg. Co., 489 Sixth Ave., New York 11.
OMEGA 120 Camera Universal Flash Bracket (C113) is announced by Simmon Bros., Inc., 30-28 Starr Ave., Long Island City 1, X. Y. It positions the flash unit on the right side of the camera lens and slightly forward of the focusing knob. Price is $0.50. An additional adapter (C114) for Graflex-type flash units is priced at $1.50.
flashgun swivels in 300 degrees; lias an extension flash outlet; built-in bulb ejector and circuit tester; operates on A.A. batteries or B-C: clips onto
camera accessory shoe. Distributed by U. S. Photo Supply Co., 1204 G St. N.W., Washington 5, D. C., tiie price i B-C unit, and cord, able for cameras no cessory shoe.
3 $12.95, including case, Special brackets availt equipped with an ac-
B B-409 is a power supply for Series 200 Ascorlight speediights. Operation is continuous on 110-volts a-c, GO cycles, and recycling time is three seconds. American Speedlight Corp., G3-01 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village 79, L. 1., N, Y., announces the price at $54.
GENERAL ELECTRIC, Nela Park, Cleveland 12, Ohio, announces price reductions on four flashbulbs: New prices are M-2, 9 cents each; No'. 5. 12 cents; No. 5B, 15 cents; and No. 8, 11 cents. An adapter is given free with each purchase of 12 M-2 flashbulbs.
ASCOR SUPER SUNLIGHT Power Supply A-805 is announced by American Speedlight Corp., G3-01 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village 79, L. 1., N. Y. Speediights of as much as 10,000 watt seconds can be recharged in six seconds without requiring additional heavy-duty power lines. Price is $2,900 and additional information is available.
AMERICAN SPEEDLIGHT CORP., G3-01 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village 79, L. I.,
N. Y., announces a line of lightweight, portable speediights. A s c o r 1 i g h t 201 provides 2200 beam candle power seconds; 1/1300 sec flash duration; four sec recycling; guide numbers of 220 for black - and - white,
45 for Kodachrome, and G5 for Ektachrome films. Price is $89.50 less battery. Ascorlight 202, is similar hut operates on 110-v GO cycle a-c. Price is $109.50. Ascorlight 203, designed for press photography, features a B-C circuit for off-the-camera flash without the use of long synchronization cords. Over 40 accessories including nickelcadmium batteries and interchangeable reflectors are available.
SOUND PROJECTION EQUIPMENT
DAYSTROM 404 is
a magnetic-tape recorder-preamplifier which will record and p 1 a y back through audio amplifiers and speaker systems. Incorporating features of its predecessor Model 401, it is claimed to have a “silky-smooth” belt drive; vibrationless motor mounts; a response of 30 to 15,000 cycles at 715 ips; push-pull speed changer providing instan-
taneous selection of 7or 3 3.4-ips tape speeds; preamplifier holds distortion to less than 2 percent; signal to noise ratio 40 an or better. Price is $229.50. A companion amplifier and speaker (Model 40,) in a matched carrying case is available for $100. Manufacturer is Daystrom Elec. Corp., Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
MINIFON P55 is a
pocket - sized, battery - operated recorder. Push - button controls provide instantaneous a c -tion for recording, stopping, rewinding, and playback; erasing by re-recording and rewinding. Mi c ro -phone is effective up to twenty feet 'away. Speeches of up to five hours and music of up to 2'/a hours (on finer high-fidelity speed) . , . . tn
are made on a reel of wire light enough to be mailed for three cents postage. Other features are a dictation footage clock; Payback through stetoset earphones, radio, l V set or any amplifier. Price. $289.aO. includes earphones, Vfc-hr reel of wire, and batteries. Accessories available include a combination speaker-microphone for recording and playback and a wristwatch microphone, hull information available from Geiss-America,
FORCED DEVELOPMENT of Tri-X, Royal Pan, Du Pont Superior Press, and Ilford UPS films is described in a free bulletin issued by Edwal Scientilic Prod. Corp., 420 W. 111th St., Chicago 2S.
FOTOFADE, product of ICalart Co. of Plain ville. Conn., is now offered in plastic vials of sullicient quantity to make eight oz of working solution. Complete instruct tions for use are included and price is 85 cents. The product is a chemical dye that makes permanent fades and wipes on processed movie film.
ROW I UNIVERSAL, a four-legged table or clamping tripod, can be arranged in a variety of positions with accessory parts. A ball-and-socket head accommodates all cameras and can be rotated in any direction. I,eg tubes are nickeled brass. For more information, write Willoughbys, 110 W. 32nd St., New York 1, N. Y. Price is $18.95.
D I STORTION CORRECTION attachment for Series B and D Omega enlargers enables the user to tilt and rotate the negative as needed to correct linear distortion without changing the basic alignment of tiie enlarger. Simmon Bros.,
Inc., 30-28 Starr Ave., Long Island City 1, N. Y., announces the price at Omega dealers at $27.50 (slightly higher in West).
INC., 30-28 Starr Ave., Long Island City 1. N. Y.. has resumed production of an enlarger for 35-m m and smaller negatives, down to Minox size. Known as the Omega A-2, it comes in two sizes. The Portable A-2 which can lie disassembled and fitted into an accessory carry case allows : : agn i ,ca -cation from two to nine times on the baseboard, for pr.nts up to 8x10; fite Professional A-2 is taller and makes prints from 2x to 12x magnification on the baseboard, for prints up to 11x11. Giant prints are obtainable by rotating enlarger 180 degrees and projecting on the floor. Both enlargers are of condenser-type design with built-in color heads for color filters and provide for interchangeable lenses. A complete line of iilmholders (for various negative and transparency sizes) and other accessories are available. Prices are, respectively, $87.50 and $92.50. Complete information available.
ASA FILM SPEED VALUES booklet is available in a new edition covering all popular black-and-white and color films available in the U. S. Measuring 2b»x4 in., it slips easily into a pocket or camera bag. A conversion table to Din, Weston, and Scheiner values is provided. This booklet is free at all Zeiss Ikon dealers or direct from Carl Zeiss, Inc., 485 Fifth Ave., New York 17.
TRI-X rollfilm is now available in roll-film size 127 and priced at 50 cents a roll. Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester 4, N. Y., lias now completed the variety of sizes in which this film is offered.
ADOX FILM (See POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May, 1955 pg. 58), recently introduced in 35-mm film size by E. Eeitz, Inc., 468 Fourth Ave., New York 1), is now available in roll film, size 120. Known as R-14, R-17, and R-21, ASA exposure indexes are, respectively, 16, 32, and 80. Price is 60 cents per roll.
KODAK PLUS-X FILM price lias been reduced, as announced by Eastman Kodak Co. 120 and 620 now cost 45 cents per roll and price of the two-roll Duo-Pak is now 85 cents.
VITACOLOR is a new still and movie color film available in 35-, 16-, and 8-mm sizes. Manufactured by Vitacolor Labs., Albion, N. Y., it is claimed to have a remarkably fine grain, especially desirous in the 8-mm size. ASA exposure index of the outdoortype film is 10. Also available in indoor type, sizes and prices (processing included) are, 35-mm (12 exp.) $1.S9, (20 exp.) $2.25, (36 exp.) $3.25; 8-mm (25 ft, dbl. roll) $2.95: 16-mm (100 ft) $9.95. Film carton doubles as mailing container.
EASTMAN KODAK CO., Rochester 4, N. Y., announces the availability of a 12-page catalog describing the complete line of Kodak professional black-and-white films, plates, and papers, it may be obtained direct or picked up at any Kodak dealer’s.
MINOX dealers now carry Kodak Tri-X film in cartridges fitting the Minox miniature camera. Two cartridges of 36-exposures are priced at $2.50. including an exposure guide. Distributor is Kling Photo Corp., 235 Fourth Ave., New York 3.
FILM WIZARD has expanded its service to users of 8-mm Kodachrome movie film with a custom titling service at 50 cents per title, a Custom DeLuxe pictorial titling service, and slide copying on film. Also offered are single-frame enlargements, editing services, and a booklet on profitable uses with an 8-mm camera. Information available from Film Wizard, Box 38441, Hollywood 38, Calif.
LINEX COLOR PRINTS from Linex stereo slides can be ordered through any Linex dealer or by mailing the marked transparency to the Color Processing Lab., Box 267, Rockville Center, L. I., N. Y. The 2V)x214 and 3%x3% prints are priced at 35 and 70 cents each, respectively.
EXHIBITION PRINT SERVICE is announced by Pavelle Laboratories, Inc., 16 East 42nd St., New York 17. This new department will prepare complete photographic exhibits at $4.25 per 11x14 print: toned, mounted, and matted. A special advisory service is available in the selection of material for such exhibits, at no extra charge.
STEREO COLOR PRINTS and viewer are announced by Pavelle Color Inc., 533 W. 57th St., New York 19, N. Y. Viewing size is 23/ix2H; in. Prints can be cut apart for framing. Stereo print pairs are priced at 79 cents each. The viewer alone is 79 cents, but only 12 cents when purchased with three or more 3-D prints.
BAHNSEN COLOR LABS., Box 241, 117 Glen St., Yellow Springs, Ohio, announces a complete processing service on Anscochrome and Ektachrome. Prices begin at $1.15 for 35-mm (20 exp.) unmounted, $1.25 mounted: for 120 and 620 rolls processing charge is $1.15. Write for price list of sheetfib)) processing and color prints.
SYNDICATE PHOTO LAB., announces its new address: 3 West 61st St., New York 23, N. Y. This service continues in making photo murals and enlargements to 16x20.
EKTACHROME PROCESSING is announced by Pace & Van Camp Color Labs., 480 Lexington Ave., New York 17, N. Y., who have extended their professional services to amateur photographers using any type of Ektachrome film. With 2-stop underexposed shots, normal results are claimed obtainable if exposure indexes are included
with film to be processed. With a 314-stop correction, a color deficiency of about 35%' occurs. Overexposed film may be reduced in processing as much as Wo stops without loss of color balance. Price for 20-exp. 35-mm cartridge processing is $1.50, 36exp., $3; plus three cents each for mounting, if desired.
COLOR CORP. OF AMERICA announces the opening of a branch office at 2T0 Park Ave., New York 17. Supplementing their main office in Florida, photographic color services (printing and processing) are now more easily available for amateur and professional photographers.
CO LOR FAX LABS., of Washington. D. C., has been appointed as an authorized color laboratory for the processing and printing of Ansco color films.
AUTH ENTICOLOR. INC., 270 Park Ave., New York 17, announces a “fool-proof” control system of color sheetand roll-film processing, by means of rigid electronic controls with an agitation system making use of an inert gas through all processing phases. Prices remain unchanged and additional information is available.
JEN DIP for balancing daylight and indoor color films (when using flash) is available in a new packaging. A pliable plastic beaker holds the solution during the dipping process and eliminates the need for a funnel when returning excess solution to the bottle.
New guide numbers include factors for the No. S SM and M-2 flash-bulbs. A 4-oz bottle (good for 400 dips) remains at $1.50. For a free guide chart, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Jen Products Sales Co., 421 W. 24th St., New York 36.
DUST-PROOF REEL CANS, designed to combat corroding effects of dust on films which may cause scratches or affect the tonal qualities of the film, are announced !;y Goldberg Bros. 1745 Wazee, Denver, Colo. Available in S-mm sizes in capacities of 2Ö0, 300, and 400 ft prices are 55, 65, and 70 cents; 16-mm sizes range in capacity from 200 to 2000 ft and are priced at 55 cents to $4.75, respectively. Reels of equal capacity are equally priced.
SYLVANIA ELECTRIC PRODS. INC.,
Dept. JO, 1740 Broadway, New York 19, offers a loose-leaf binder-form manual covering the technical aspects and applications of the various types of lamps and lightingused in the photographic field. Data on color temperature, light output, recommended synchronization times, shutter speeds, and lumen seconds, are included. The price is $2 and manual holders will receive data sheets as new products are developed or existing specifications revised.
CLAYTON CHEMICAL and PACKAGING
CO., 5420 N. Damen Ave., Chicago 25, announces a new 8-oz packaging of its concentrated P-20 and P-60 developers and CF-9 speed fixer. Prices are 49 cents each. The qt, gal, and 5-gal sizes remain available.
DIXIE AIR DRYER is a %-hp hermetically sealed dehumidifier with a refrigerator - type c o m pressor, claimed to dry air in a darkroom up to 25x48 ft with standard ceiling height. At 90 percent ii u m i d i t y . three gallon s of water are removed from the air every 24 hours. Price is $69.50 and more information may be had from Adams Equipment Co., 614 S. Jackson St., Jackson, Mich.
WALZ filters in bayonet and screw mounts are coated, individually mounted, and can accommodate a screw-in lens hood. Available in Types A and F, Flash, Skylight, Yellow, Red. and Green, and prices range from $5.75 to $20.75. Color or black-and-white
kits consisting of three filters jn a carrying case range from $5.75 to $20.75. For complete price list, write to U. S. Photo Supply Co 1204 C St. N.W., Washington 5, D. C.
TABLE-TOP TRIPOD, distributed by Douglas Homs Co., 165 O'Farrell St., San Francisco 2, Calif., features a built-in clamp for attachment to a table edge: three screw-on legs which extend unit to 19 in. : a universal swivel head covering 360 degrees; rubbertipped legs and clamp; and weighs one lb. Price is $5.95.
NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 10 W. 33ru-St., New York 1, offers a 40-page booklet entitled Photography for a Profitable Career. The school has enlarged to provide greater facilities for staff and students. Courses cover all phases of the photographic field.
ATTACHMENT STRAPS for tripods are now featured in the entire line of Pro and Camera bags made by J. B.
Perrin & Co., 8476 Warner Dr., Culver City, Calif. The removable straps are located on the face of the Pro bags and are hinged with D rings at the rear bottom of the camera bags. Prices on the Perrin leather-bag line range from $10.95 to $49.95.
QUICK-SNAP camera-tripod coupler is announced by Hansen-Lonnes Co., 853 E. Hoyt Ave., St. Paul 3. Minn. One part is attached to the camera base and the other to the tripod head, providing instantaneous coupling or uncoupling of camera and tripod. Can also he used for flash and lighting equipment. Price, $5.95. Illustrated folder available.
MOVIE BAR LIGHTS employing two aircraft landing lights powered by small drycell batteries are announced by Natural Lighting Corp., 612 W. Elk Ave., Glendale 4, Calif. Pattern of light is same as moviefilm frame size. Using fast pan film at sound speed, an exposure of ƒ/22 at 35 ft is possible. Price is $42.50 less batteries and lamps. More information available.
WALZ SELF-TIMER attaches to any camera equipped with a cable release, permitting the photographer to get into the picture. Delays of up to ten seconds are provided. By making a simple adjustment, time exposures of up to three seconds are possible. Distributor is U. S. Photo. Supply Co., 1204 G St. N. W., Washington 5, D. C. Price is §2.95, inch case.
PHOTOCARDS, a new type of business card made by a photographic process, features a picture of a product or an individual and is introduced by Berkey Photo Service, Inc., 77 East 13th St., New York 3. Price range is from $4.75 for 100 cards to $21.50 per 1000. Add $4 for first order only; setups kept on file for re-order.
LEICA CAMERA USERS with defective eyesight can have a test made at any Leica dealer, to show which correction lens is needed on the range-viewfinder window, for better picture-taking. When this is determined, a prescription obtained from an optometrist is taken to the dealer and the lens is ground by E. Leitz. Average cost is $12.
DEPTH VIEWERS, INC., P.O. Box 6, Cincinnati 36, Ohio, announces two models of viewing glasses for projected 3-D movies or stereo slides. With cardboard frames, prices are 10 cents per pair (Ml-A) for adults and 8 cents per pair (Ml-C) for children. Available from dealers, special prices are given in hulk quantities.—few