As a long-time amateur and faithful reader of your magazine, 1 looked forward with considerable interest to your Changing II arid of 35 mm (June). Most of the issue was excellent, particularly the consistently good work of VI Francekevich.
EXCLUSIVE: New Cinerama Camera takes up to 360-degree pictures
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Dramatic, new ideas have been incorporated into the design of Cinerama’s new panoramic camera and viewer. In an exclusive demonstration for editors of POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY, Cinerama President Nicolas Reisini unveiled prototype units of both camera and viewer, and displayed transparencies and blackand-white pictures made with the camera.
Now that the new Kodachrome II film for indoor use has made its appearance and is being made generally available, it was no surprise to learn that Eastman Kodak is officially announcing discontinuance of the manufacture of the old Kodachrome, and that as supplies of it were used up, there would be no more.
In the two years or so that I've been writing this column. I've received hundreds of letters, some of which I’ve been able to answer directly. As I get busier and busier and the mailbag grows, I've had to neglect answering individual letters. Therefore, this month.
The terms "posed" and “candid" are diametrically opposed. We usually think of a candid picture as one that is not posed, but it the truth were known, we might he surprised to find that many of the so-called candids are the result of premeditated actions.
Now that the term “revolutionary” is fast losing much of its impact through too-frequent use (sometimes ill-advised and even inaccurate), we may. hopefully, look forward to a similar late for "obsolescence" in the literature of photographic equipment.
In going over the details of the recently introduced policy to cut trans-Atlantic airplane fares for groups of 25 or more, I was struck by the thought that readers of this magazine are among those who stand to benefit soonest and most by its provisions.
There is a kind of picture which I suppose could be called a landscape, but which depends for its success not on the appeal of fields and trees and mountains, but on a relationship between the elements that is immediately satisfying to the eye.
Automation has taken an important new turn with the introduction of this 35-mm rangefinder camera and its patented Copal Magic shutter. At first glance, you might think the Auto M followed conventional selective automation, where the user sets the ASA rating, chooses a shutter speed, and the electric eye mechanism provides the right lens opening.
A department devoted to tape recording, hi-fi, sound-on-film, music, narration and special effects
Can beat sound effects
Never mind the label
Don’t pick hits
GEORGE W. CUSHMAN
Too few amateurs put music to work. Realizing that a modern film must have sound, they slap on any music that is handy, then wonder why the film isn't Retter received. Music should serve the film. I he lead title should set the mood for the film that is to follow.
The test-strip procedure for determining enlarging exposure time has an application to Laud photography which has been pointed out to us by a reader, Walter Curnutte. of Rivesville. W. Va. It is especially useful when precise exposure is necessary, or when light is deceptive, as with backlight.
Non-drying clay is aid in photographing small objects
Projector screen is handy aid when shooting bounce flash
Store enlarging lenses in bulk film cans
Developing tray prevents groping for objects in total darkness
One of those portable, battery-powered vacuum cleaners can be handy for keeping dust off some photographic equipment such as film holders. After switching on the motor, whisking the brush gently across the holder will result in dust being gobbled up—not redistributed.
Need to attach a flashgun to your 35-mm single-lens reflex camera? An efficient and useful bracket with accessory shoe that positions the flash directly above the lens for nearly shadow less lighting can easily be constructed of aluminum sheeting.
RED BANK, N.J. — Circular picture: Dr. Eugene Trachtman, optometrist and basement inventor (see POP PHOTO, March, 1960) , has gone another step in creating the "all-around" picture. Latest Trachtman technique is system for projecting picture on entire dome or hemisphere by breaking up photograph into separate transparencies.
TOKYO, JAPAN — Although kimonos are rapidly disappearing from the streets of this city cameras are more conspicuous than ever. Eight years ago (October. 1954 issue) I reported after a visit that Japan was the most camera-conscious country in the world.
One of the wonders of modern technology is the ability of camera manufacturers to produce excellent picture-taking equipment for modest juices. The burgeoning field of cameras that sell for less than $50 provides a field day for the consumer, who has a wide and varied selection from which to choose.
Individual visual difficulties rule out possibility of a universal solution to problem
COMMON VISUAL DEFECTS
New problems created
Magnification for groundglass
Decrease the image size
Sharpen your close vision
Half-glasses for seeing close
More than half the adult population of the United States wears eyeglasses. In addition, according to specialists in the field of vision, some 23 million persons need eyeglasses hut don't year them. And although there is no set of statistics concerned with the number of people who wear glasses and take pictures, it seems a safe bet to project the available figures and assume that at least 50 percent of the country's camera users (be they casual, amateur, or professional) suffer from some degree of defective vision which requires the fullor part-time use of corrective lenses.
Some reflections on the many uses of polished surfaces in photography
Mirrors in the darkroom
Wide field of vision
Back in the dawn of mankind, when Ogg was flogging Bogg, some unknown and unsung hero—or heroine, more likely—regarded his own image reflected in the surface of a pool of still water. The mirror was born. Mirrors have been with us ever since, getting bigger, better, and fancier all the while.
The handling of the question of the Queen’s birthday is one of the best indications of how Britons feel about the historical landmarks, pomp, and pageantry that make a visit to England a photographer’s delight. The Queen's birthday is marked by the most colorful of pageants, the "Trooping of the Colours" at the Horse Guard parade.
This gentle but bright illumination makes the dark lighter than you think
LAWRENCE L. SMITH
The moon is many things to many people. To the astronaut, the poet, the navigator, the astronomer, and the lover it presents different and equally beguiling faces. For the photographer the moon can offer fascinating possibilities, either as the subject of a picture or as its major source of light.
Aside from missile launching and gambling, there’s probably no more unpredictable field to get involved in than color photography. No one, from the most experienced professional to the rankest beginner in photography, can predict exactly what will happen when he makes a color picture.
Hail (falling on a roof): Mix a cupful of pearl tapioca and popcorn (unpopped, of course) and let them fall a few at a time upon a sheet of corrugated pasteboard. If your wife is the "understanding type." do this in a room that has a rug. Prop one end of the sheet of pasteboard off the rug with a book so that the "hail" will bounce at an angle and fall on the rug.
FOUR NEW ROLLEI cameras have just been introduced. After a brief absence, the Rolleicord is back again. Rolleicord Vb offers five formats, from 2¼x2¼ to 1x½ in. Focusing hood is removable so that camera can be used with all Rollei accessories, including prism viewfinder find projection attachment.
Sideshow performer at the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus caught the eye of free-lance photographer Joseph Nettis and this strikingly composed shot was the result. The musician was one of a small Dixieland group playing outside the tent and trying to drum up a crowd.
MOVIES ALOFT-JET PASSENGERS WATCH FEATURE FILMS WHILE IN FLIGHT
It may sound fantastic now, but the not-too-distant future may find you consulting the theater section of your daily newspaper, to see what’s playing, before deciding which flight to take to Europe. This could be the natural outcome of the fact that it's already possible to watch fulllength feature movies while flying between the east and west coasts of the U.S. and between this country and Europe.
What ever happened to the wide screen that so enraptured filmers just half a decade ago? Hollywood has gone panoramic in a big way —even dramatic fare now comes spread out—but surprisingly, the amateur pays no heed. Anamorphic lenses can now be picked up for next to nothing, but find few takers.
They're drawing SRO audiences coast-to-coast: here's how you can get into the act
Makes movies on home-ground
Where to find an audience
TOURING WITH YOUR TRAVEL FILMS
AUDIENCES FOR TRAVEL FILMS
-A PASTIME THAT CAN PAY FOR ITSELF
W. F. HOOVER
Is the travel-film lecture business for you? It might be an avocation that you could convert to full-time professional work. It might offer the key to early retirement from your present job. You might find a wav of life that’s idyllic for a soul with itchy feet—traveling and photographing on an expense account with you as your own boss.
This 8-mm camera makes a frontal attack on the mid-run film-flip-over problem. It loads, quite conventionally, with standard 8-mm rolls. After the first 25 feet have been exposed, the reflex finder turns red to warn you that it is time to switch to the second half of the film.
This two-speed four-track stereo tape recorder has one feature that the movie or slide showman in particular will appreciate: it permits recording on one track while monitoring, through an earphone, previously recorded sounds on another track.
This 8-mm projector is basically similar to the Lumina 1.2 model, which has been available for the past three years, but with one significant difference: the 383A provides for flickerless slow motion. Of course, slow motion projection is not new.
Douglas Kirkland described Shirley MacLaine as “working harder to produce a good picture than any actress I have ever seen.” During the eight-hour shooting session, Kirkland said Miss MacLaine had “unlimited energy” and contributed many ideas to the success of the photographs.
FOTO MAGAZINE of Stockholm announces its 1962 competition, offering more than $450 in prizes plus plaques and certificates. Submissions must be in groups of three prints (black-and-white or color) or three slides. Only pictures which have not previously been published or awarded prizes will be eligible.
To the rising generation of photographers, Weston is a great name associated with some great photographs of a certain kind; he is not a real person. This will no longer he true. for he has been brought to life through publication of part of a personal diary— that most intimate of human documents.
Will I get a round, vignetted picture through binoculars? if I mount 20x50 binoculars on ray 35mm single-lens reflex. will I get a round, vignetted picture as I did recently in taking pictures through a microscope?—David Alderoty. New York. N.Y.