Issue: 19821101

Monday, November 1, 1982
November
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True
89
Friday, December 5, 2014

Articles
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popular photography
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0001.xml
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PENTAX CORPORATION: PENTAX LX
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PENTAX CORPORATION
PENTAX LX
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0002.xml
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1
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Pentax Corporation: Pentax ME Super
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Pentax Corporation
Pentax ME Super
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0003.xml
tableOfContents
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POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0004.xml
masthead
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Masthead
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0005.xml
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3,4,5
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Advertisements
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OLYMPUS
Olympus OM-F
OLYMPUS
Olympus OM-G
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0006.xml
article
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6,50
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Rhapsody in red
Innocents abroad
Technology gone mad
Cart follows horse
Printing Rx
Coming clean
Bigger and better
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Regarding your August-issue cover shot by George Obremski— so that’s a skylight-filter effect! God help the civilized world if George ever decides to shoot through a No. 25 Red. T. Scatena, College Point, N.Y. I must comment on Arthur Goldsmith’s “Editorial: Airport X-ray Update” in your August issue.
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0007.xml
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7
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Berkey Marketing Companies: Omega C760
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Berkey Marketing Companies
Omega C760
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0008.xml
article
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SHOPTALK
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Competition: It can make designers uneasy, but for us lens users it’s producing an embarrassment of riches
BOOKS IN BRIEF
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Norman Goldberg
With so many accessory lenses being sold at affordable prices, the independent lens manufacturers frequently set the trends. They will often accept greater compromises in performance than their more conservative competitors who make both cameras and lenses.
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0009.xml
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9
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Advertisements
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Ricoh of America, Inc.
KR-5 SUPER
Ricoh of America, Inc.
KR-10
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0010.xml
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10,11
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Berkey Marketing Companies: SIGMA
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Berkey Marketing Companies
SIGMA
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0011.xml
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14
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The Art Institutes
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The Art Institutes
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0012.xml
article
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14,194
OFFBEAT
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There’s no such thing as an ideal 35-mm SLR, but there was one about 46 years ago—the only one
BOOKS IN BRIEF
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Norman Rothschild
Every so often I get cornered by some enthusiast anxious to get the “expert’s” opinion about what constitutes the ideal 35-mm SLR. In all the welter of electronics and other “features” of today’s little marvels, it’s easy to forget basics.
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0013.xml
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Berkey Marketing Companies: Sunpak Auto 422 D
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Berkey Marketing Companies
Sunpak Auto 422 D
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0014.xml
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16,17
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Canon USA. Inc.: F-1
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Canon USA. Inc.
F-1
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0015.xml
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18
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Da-Lite Screen Co., Inc.: Da-Lite premium quality projection screen
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Da-Lite Screen Co., Inc.
Da-Lite premium quality projection screen
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0016.xml
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18
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MULTILAB
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MULTILAB
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0017.xml
article
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18,22,24,72
VIDEO/MOVIE METHODS
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Want to do it yourself? Here are two ways to show your films on TV
BOOKS IN BRIEF
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Leendert Drukker
The advantages of duplicating your super 8 films on videotape are manifold: the copies are protection against scratches, torn sprocket holes, and fading; the tape is dirt-cheap—dupes can be easily sent to friends and relatives so they can share the joy; and they can be shown with utmost convenience on the ubiquitous TV set.
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0018.xml
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19
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Canon USA, Inc.: Canon AL-1
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Canon USA, Inc.
Canon AL-1
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0019.xml
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20,21
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Eastman Kodak Company
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Eastman Kodak Company
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0020.xml
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22
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Falcon Safety Products, Inc.: Dust-Off II
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Falcon Safety Products, Inc.
Dust-Off II
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0021.xml
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23
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Minolta Corporation: X-700
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Minolta Corporation
X-700
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0022.xml
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24
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Sima Products Corporation
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Sima Products Corporation
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0023.xml
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24
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Calumet PHOTOGRAPHIC INC.: Calumet
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Calumet PHOTOGRAPHIC INC.
Calumet
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0024.xml
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25
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Advertisements
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Minolta Corporation
The Amazing V.F.C. Lens
Minolta Corporation
The Remarkable Shift CA Lens
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0025.xml
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26,27
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Advertisements
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Nikon Inc.
F3
Nikon Inc.
FM2
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0026.xml
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28
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MSI/Heritage Color Lab
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MSI/Heritage Color Lab
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0027.xml
article
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28,30
The Color Darkroom
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What you should know about enlarging focusing aids, and my Ektaflex goof
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Larry Sribnick
Once again I am a victim of Murphy’s Law: “Anything that can go wrong, will,” or to put it another way, “If everything seems to be going all right, you’ve obviously overlooked something!” In the previous issue I stated that I had never had any problems making Ektaflex prints.
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0028.xml
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29
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Nikon
Nikon S2 1954
Nikon
Nikon F Photomic Tn 1967
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0029.xml
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Advertisement
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0030.xml
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30
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Jet Color Lab
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Jet Color Lab
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0031.xml
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31
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TIME-LIFE BOOKS: Color
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TIME-LIFE BOOKS
Color
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0032.xml
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32,33
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Vivitar Corporation: Vivitar Series 1
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Vivitar Corporation
Vivitar Series 1
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0033.xml
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34,35
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Vivitar Corporation: THE 4600 MODULAR SYSTEM
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Vivitar Corporation
THE 4600 MODULAR SYSTEM
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0034.xml
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38
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DALE LAbORATORiES
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DALE LAbORATORiES
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0035.xml
article
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38,40
TRAVELER'S CAMERA
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When used with discretion, filters can add creative touches to your travel pictures
BOOKS IN BRIEF
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Carl Purcell
There are two schools of thought about filters. Some photographers would never use a filter to denigrate the purity and sharpness of their images. Others are devoted to the concept of altering a straight image to suit their interpretation of reality or to create a world of photographic fantasy.
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0036.xml
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39
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Eastman Kodak Company: Kodak Carousel projectors
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Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak Carousel projectors
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0037.xml
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40
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Advertisements
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Glo-Color Labs
Kodachrome film
Glo-Color Labs
Kodacolor film
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0038.xml
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41
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OLYMPUS: Olympus XA
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OLYMPUS
Olympus XA
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0039.xml
article
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SHOWS WE’VE SEEN
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Student winners of Scholastic/Kodak contest; J.S. Cartier’s scenes of urban wilderness; b&w portraits
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Harvey V. Fondiller
Viewing this year’s winners in a nationwide photo contest for high-school students reminded me of myself at 16, using a folding Kodak and aspiring to win prizes for my pictures. (1982 Scholastic/ Kodak Photography Awards National Exhibition, American Standard Inc. Exhibition Center, New York, Aug. 4-27.)
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0040.xml
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43
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OLYMPUS: Olympus OM-10FC
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OLYMPUS
Olympus OM-10FC
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0041.xml
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44
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Advertisements
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COLORMAX CORPORATION
ASA 100
COLORMAX CORPORATION
ASA 250
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0042.xml
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44
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CELESTRON INTERNATIONAL: BINOCULARS
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CELESTRON INTERNATIONAL
BINOCULARS
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0043.xml
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45
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NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
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NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0044.xml
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TAMRON: Tamron 80-210
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TAMRON
Tamron 80-210
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0045.xml
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50
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LAB 47
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LAB 47
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0046.xml
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Berkey Marketing Companies: Luna-Pro F
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Berkey Marketing Companies
Luna-Pro F
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0047.xml
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52
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THE LAB
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THE LAB
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0048.xml
article
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WORKSHOPS
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WORKSHOPS
CALIFORNIA
GEORGIA
ILLINOIS
MARYLAND
NEW YORK
OHIO
VIRGINIA
MEXICO
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Sierra Photographic Center Workshops, Yosemite National Park. Lewis Kemper and William Neill lead both the fall workshop, Nov. 8-13 and the winter one, Jan. 17-22; $290 each, includes accommodations at Yosemite Lodge. Contact: Sierra Photographic Center, Box 33, E1 Portal, Ca. 95318; phone (209) 379-2828.
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0049.xml
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53
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GMI Photographic, Inc.: PHILIPS DRUM GUNS
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GMI Photographic, Inc.
PHILIPS DRUM GUNS
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0050.xml
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54
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FOX PRO LAB
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FOX PRO LAB
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0051.xml
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55
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Konishiroku Photo Ind. Co., Ltd.: Konica FS-1
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Konishiroku Photo Ind. Co., Ltd.
Konica FS-1
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0052.xml
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56,57
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Eastman Kodak Company: Ektaflex PCT
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Eastman Kodak Company
Ektaflex PCT
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0053.xml
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58
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Color Chrome
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Color Chrome
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0054.xml
article
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AS I SEE IT
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Two books in retrospect: theory vs. practice
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David Vestal
The two books discussed here have nothing in common but this: they both tell us things about photography. Susan Sontag’s On Photography represents theory. She makes no claim to be a photographer, but she’s done a lot of reading about it. Ralph Steiner’s A Point of View represents practice.
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0055.xml
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59
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Canon: Accu-Vision
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Canon
Accu-Vision
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0056.xml
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60,61
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY: Camel
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY
Camel
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0057.xml
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62
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SUNSET CUSTOM COLOR PRINTS
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SUNSET CUSTOM COLOR PRINTS
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0058.xml
article
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62,130,140
MARKETS & CAREERS
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Next to his camera and lenses, a combat photojournalists’s best friend is proper body armor
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Howard Chapnick
My recent article, “Looking for Bang-Bang” (POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY, July 1982) listed several “musts” for photojournalists in combat areas. I suggested that simple body armor was not enough; that one should have a custom-made flak jacket for maximum protection of vital areas.
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0059.xml
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63
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Advertisements
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K mart
28 mm, F2.8 Wide Angle
K mart
80-200 mm, F4.5 Macro Zoom
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0060.xml
article
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64
HELP!
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HELP!
On print fogging
Happy New Year!
Updating an old meter
A projection problem
That “red-eye” devil
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I have been running into a fog problem on black-and-white prints. It doesn't seem to be caused by the safelight, which has a new OC filter, 15-watt bulb, and is some seven feet from the paper at all times (instead of the usually recommended four feet).
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0061.xml
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65
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Tokina Optical Corp.: ATX Series 28-85
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Tokina Optical Corp.
ATX Series 28-85
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0062.xml
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66,67
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Advertisement: Popular Photography Book Club
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Popular Photography Book Club
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0063.xml
article
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TOOLS & TECHNIQUES
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Get your act together. Make those slide shows more spontaneous fun for viewers
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Cora Wright Kennedy
Next time you think of showing slides to family or friends, you might bear a few harsh realities in mind. A slide show should be just that—a show—not a demonstration on how to get ready for it. In other words, the presentation of your slides should be a virtually spontaneous act, as far as the viewers are concerned.
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0064.xml
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69
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Advertisement: Marlboro
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Marlboro
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0065.xml
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70,71
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Mitsubishi: STARION
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Mitsubishi
STARION
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0066.xml
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72
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Advertisements
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the PHOTO/LINE sink system
Model 4824
the PHOTO/LINE sink system
Model 7228
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0067.xml
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73
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Rodenstock: Rodenstock Color Analyzer CA 30
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Rodenstock
Rodenstock Color Analyzer CA 30
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0068.xml
article
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POP PHOTO SNAPSHOTS
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News about people, products, and events
Yakkety-yak
A bit judgmental
The Anglo angle
Battery power
Curran events
Improved Ektacolor
Heeere’s Pete
Lasting words
BOOKS IN BRIEF
NSPENC—a gathering
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Norman Schreiber
Have you ever yearned to be overly cute? If so, you may want to check out Photo Talk, a collection of sassy sayings. Each is contained in a balloon, in the best of comic-strip traditions, and has pressure-sensitive stickum on the back. You can affix one to your favorite picture to let the world know that you know what a subject really is thinking (as in the sample shown of “Just Out” author J.P.
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0069.xml
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75
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Advertisement
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0070.xml
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76,77
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.: Winston
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
Winston
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0071.xml
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78
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Beseler Photo Marketing Company, Inc.: BESELER
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Beseler Photo Marketing Company, Inc.
BESELER
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0072.xml
article
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79,80,81,140
PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY
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WHAT’S MY NAME?
Photographers’ pseudonyms are as common as pen names. Here are some famous ones and the reasons they were adopted
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Harvey V. Fondiller
Some say that changing one’s name can also change one’s luck. If not, why have so many photographers (and actors, singers, and writers) sought a new professional identity? Norma Jean Baker became Marilyn Monroe, Joe Yule Jr. rose to stardom as Mickey Rooney, and singer Engelbert Humperdinck borrowed the name of a deceased German composer.
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0073.xml
article
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82,83,84,85,146
FIRST LOOK
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ZONE VI BRILLIANT FIBER-BASE ENLARGING PAPER
This new black-and-white material is made in France and sold from Vermont
The tests: sensitometry
Gray scales compared
How Brilliant paper rates in contrast
Evsa Model’s studio on Brilliant No. 1
Painter Dan Massen on four grades of Brilliant, plus toning
The tests: Picture printing
Summing up
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David Vestal
Any good new Fiber-base black-and-white enlarging paper gives us new choices in printing and opens up new possibilities. Zone VI Brilliant is such a paper. It is made in France by Guilleminot Boestflug. Jean Dieuzaide, probably Europe's leading paper-quality fanatic, told me in 1978 that Guilleminot was working toward making a new premium-quality paper, but that was all I could learn about it then.
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0074.xml
article
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86,87,88,89,162
PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY
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HAND HUNTER
In his spontaneous way of shooting what pleases him, Gregory Thorp lets the fingers do the talking
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Nancy Timmes Engel
"Photographing hands is a way of making contact—it forms an immediate closeness between you and your subject . . . It’s a great way to honor what a person is doing." This is how 36-year-old free-lance photographer Gregory Thorp explains his 10-year obsession with hands.
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0075.xml
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90,91,92,93,94,95,96,97
PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY
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BORED WITH SEAMLESS-PAPER BACKGROUND?
Here’s a variety of creative alternatives from painted scenery to Christmas-tree lights
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Michael A. Keller
Backgrounds can make or break your photographs. Most amateurs know that only too well. Who hasn’t had a tree growing out of a friend’s head, or some unexpected distraction in the rear competing for attention? After a couple of such mishaps, we’ve learned our lesson and look for the nearest blank wall as background.
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0076.xml
article
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98,99,100,101,102,103,184
PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY
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Ready When You Are,E.T.
His subjects aren’t really extraterrestrials, but they look it—and Darwin Dale’s portrait techniques are really out of this world
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Kenneth Poli
The world of photomacrography—where images range from half-to many times life size—is beset with pitfalls. Focus becomes increasingly critical; exposures stretch, often causing reciprocity-law failures; depth of field nearly vanishes; small creatures grow to be monsters.
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0077.xml
article
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104,105,106,107,108,109,110,111,156
PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY
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Macro Lenses: They're Not Just for Close-ups Any More
Can a photographer find happiness with a slower “normal” lens that focuses to half life size?
BOOKS IN BRIEF
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Bob Schwalberg
The very model of a modern macro lens has a focal length of 50to 60-mm, a maximum aperture of either f/2.8 or f/3.5, and a triple-helicoid focusing mount that swoops from infinity right down to a half-sized image, covering a closest-distance subject field of 48x72 mm.
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article
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112,123
PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY
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On THE VIDEO ROAD TO mOROCCO
Here’s how Canon’s new compact video camera-and-recorder duo performed during three weeks in Tangier’s Casbah
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Charles Reynolds
Over the past few years, I have become an enthusiastic collector of video tapes of some of my favorite films and television shows, and my home-video gear has grown to include three recording decks that accommodate all formats: U (3/4 in.), VHS, and Beta.
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0079.xml
review
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113,162
FIRST LOOK
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NIKON FG
Compact SLR offers programmed and aperture-preferred automation, through-lens metering, plus manual control
Nikon Inc.
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Nikon Inc.
Nikon FG
Algis Balsys
The FG is Nikon’s first true multimode SLR, featuring programmed and aperture-preferred auto-exposure control, through-lens autoflash metering, and metered-manual exposure settings. The FG’s electronically controlled shutter and other automatic features are governed by a trio of integrated circuits.
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114,169,181
FIRST LOOK
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OLYMPUS VIDEO SYSTEM
It’s really portable, and built with editing in mind
Olympus Camera Corp.
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Olympus Camera Corp.
Olympus Video
Leendert Drukker
Olympus has entered the amateur video field with a portable, battery-powered VHS recorder that, for a half-inch format, ranks among the lightest as well as the most versatile in the field. Moreover, it shares its Matsushita heritage with a list of other suppliers, providing a welcome de facto standardization for cameras and accessories.
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115
LAB REPORT
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MINOLTA X-700
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Minolta Corp.
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Minolta Corp.
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$399.50
Norman Goldberg
Michele A. Frank
Camera Type: 35-mm multimode SLR with programmed, aperture-priority and full manual metering Normal Lenses: 50-mm Minolta MD, f/1.4, f/1.2, f/1.7, 45-mm f/2, or Minolta MD Zoom f/3.5-f/4.5 (tested) Shutter: Electronically governed, horizontally traveling, cloth focal-plane type with stepless speeds on automatic from 4 to 1/1,000 sec, stepped speeds on manual from 1 to 1/1,000 sec plus B; release locks when battery voltage is low
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115,116,117,121,122
LAB REPORT
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Field Check
Meter-sensitivity pattern Center-bottom-weighted
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Steve Pollock
The X-700 is Minolta’s most automated and most versatile SLR. It therefore has potential appeal to a wide range of users, from absolute neophytes to streetwise photojournalists. Surely the outstanding feature of the X-700 is its programmed auto-exposure system (see “Programmed Exposure SLRs: Are They for You?” in our July 1982 issue).
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118,167,176
LAB REPORT
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Stripdown Report
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Representing the top model of the recent X-series line, the X-700 makes good use of many components from its earlier siblings. Some of these can be traced back to the XG-7. They include the wind, rewind, shutter, diaphragm tracer, and LED prism array for the finder. The predominant material used to make this camera is plastic, as it has been in the entire X-series. But this one contains the most plastic of the series, from its main casting all the way to its cover panels. These parts are made of glass-fiber-filled polycarbonate, a combination that’s widely used in many makes of cameras now, and has proven to be lightweight, tough, and dimensionally stable. The top and bottom cover panels are copper-plated and painted. From a structural standpoint, the X700’s most important characteristic comes from its junior relative, the XGM. This was the model that adopted a plastic main body made by casting glassreinforced plastic around an aluminum stamping that serves as the film gate. Minolta was the first to make an entire line of 35-mm SLRs with plastic bodies, and the X-700 shows that they’re satisfied with the performance record of the preceding models. The widespread use of plastic throughout the X-700 includes many gears in both the wind and shutter sections. I don't object, except (as I did on all the other three: XG-7, XG-9, XG-M) that the film-drive sprocket coupling should be redesigned if it’s going to continue to be made of plastic. The coupling relies on the engagement of two small lugs with a mating pair of shallow recesses; all plastic of the tough, slippery-nylon type. I’d prefer seeing this coupling made of steel or, if plastic, provide for a deeper engagement and larger parts. /continued on page 167 continued from page 118 To their credit, Minolta continues a structural reinforcement from their other models in the X-700 with the steel plate on its bottom that serves as the support for the tripod socket and battery compartment. It also serves as a brace between the front plate (an aluminüm diecasting) and the main body. The X-700 distinguishes itself in the way it functions. In a typical 35-mm SLR, pressing the “shutter release” has only an indirect relationship to the shutter’s opening and closing. I prefer calling this button the trip button, because it trips the camera’s mechanism, which eventually gets around to making the exposure. To have all these actions occur in the proper sequence, different designs may use mechanical interlocks, electrical switches, electromagnets, and/or sequential timing commands from a microcomputer. The X-700 uses them all. Three electromagnets, all of them combining the features of a permanent magnet with a wire-wound coil to momentarily neutralize it, are found on the mirror box, while one conventional electromagnet is used in the shutter. The sequential timing is regulated by the highfrequency oscillation of a quartz crystal that provides the time base for signals to each of the magnets. As Minolta demonstrated in their XD11, the shutter is easier to regulate than the diaphragm for precise exposure control. So, as with the XD-11, the X-700 makes what amounts to a stopped-down meter reading; its final shutter speed being determined after the diaphragm has been halted in its closing action, just before the mirror is released. The silicon photocell that’s measuring the light coming through the viewscreen is located just above the finder’s eyepiece. In manual operation, the speed set on the dial is not influenced by the metering at all, but in either the “A” (aperturepriority auto-exposure) or “P” (programmed auto-exposure) the exposure time is a function of the metering system. A three-stage trip button, the same used in all other models of this series, starts the sequence by switching on the finder display when the user’s finger touches the button. Normally, there’s enough conductivity in bare flesh to complete the circuit between the center and rim of the button. If not, soft pressure on the button closes an internal (second-stage) switch that takes over from the first. Further pressure on the button closes the third-stage switch. This causes a tiny capacitor to dump its charge into the coil of the combination magnet holding the diaphragm open. The resulting pulse momentarily neutralizes the magnet, unlatching the diaphragm, which begins to stop down. When the light reaching the photocell produces the signal determined by the metering system to be correct, a second combination magnet is energized momentarily. This plunges a stop lever into the gear train attached to the diaphragm actuating lever, stopping the diaphragm from closing down further. All this time, the quartz “clock” is beating away, parceling out just the right number of milliseconds for the described events to occur. When enough time has elapsed for the diaphragm to stop all the way down (if required), the signal is given to release the mirror by giving the third combination magnet a momentary voltage across its coil. Just before the mirror reaches the top of its swing, it unlatches the shutter's opening curtain. After the appropriate time, the closing curtain is unlatched by its electromagnet, ending the exposure. Now the mirror returns and the diaphragm reopens. The above sequence occurs each time the X-700 is tripped, regardless of the operating mode selected. The only differences are the actual exposure times and fstops, which can be fully controlled by the user, or left up to the camera’s automation. This extends to the use of the flash. Minolta makes use of its own ideas in offthe-film meter readings, until now licensed to others, but not incorporated into their own SLR cameras. The X-700 employs a second silicon photocell, this one located on the left wall of the mirror box. It sits behind a plastic lens/prism designed to peek out of a small hole in the wall and collect a portion of the light reflected from the film’s surface during the actual exposure. The hole is covered by a metal shutter that swings away asthe mirror rises. The signal from the mirror box photocell is used to terminate the light output from the specially matched electronicflash unit when the exposure-control system decides that the film has had just the right dosage. In addition to the specially matched flash unit, the X-700’s list of accessories includes a data back capable of issuing commands to the camera that greatly expand its scope. With the data back and a motor drive, the camera can be programmed to make one or more shots at practically any time interval. Three goldplated contacts below the bottom film rail of the camera convey signals to and from the data back, while four gold-plated contacts on the camera’s bottom do the same job with the motor. All this dependence on electronics calls for a careful look at the way Minolta packs the necessary components into the X-700. The flexible circuit board is one of the most complex seen to date. Its printed wires are found on both sides, doubling the circuit complexity found on more conventional one-sided flexible circuits. continued on page 176 continued from page 167 _ Now double this again by making the flexible board twice as large as a normal one. It must be folded in half to fit in the camera, draped over the pentaprism, with side “wings” that extend to the film and shutter-speed dials at opposite ends of the camera. So far, so good. Now' we encounter wires running from the four electromagnets, remote-control outlet, synchro switch and outlet, hot shoe, piezo-electric beeper, selftimer/AE lock switch, data back and motor contacts, and various other switches. There are six wires just for the f-stop-setting tracer board. To make the deep stripdown for this report, 37 wires had to be desoldered. To keep track of any solder connection that might inadvertently break loose during handling while the camera was apart, no less than 89 solder points had to be identified, color-coding noted, and origins traced. Regular readers of these reports know how I agonize for the repair industry, who must view such tedium with less than glee. With a large percentage of the wires soldered to connections located well inside of the flexible circuit board, rather than the (preferred) edges, it takes a delicate touch to avoid damaging the circuit. One compensation is the heat-resistant insulation used on the wires, making the soldering operation practical. Several adjustments can be reached without removing a single wire, but many others require a major stripdown, and this could prove costly Minolta seems to have taken many precautions to insure a minimum of trouble from the X-700; all switch contacts are gold-plated, the three combination magnets are well-shrouded against dust, and the photocell wires are shielded against electrical interference. Furthermore, the shutter is one Minolta has gotten a lot of mileage out of, beginning with their XG-7 and including the elegant little CLE. Its distinctive design makes use of rubberized cloth curtains running horizontally on a threeaxis system, one of these being coaxial. It’s a modular unit, and it wraps around the rear and sides of the mirror box. The mirror itself is suspended on a compound linkage that permits the mirror to be longer than if it were a simple suspension. The longer mirror helps reduce darkening of the top of the viewscreen with extralong lenses. Lacking any damping system other than the ubiquitous foam strip to cushion its action, the geometry of its actuating mechanism nonetheless provides a reasonably gentle impact at the top of its swing. Frequent mention has been made in this report to previous models with similar construction. For those interested in reading our Lab Reports on them, see the following issues: July ’79 (XG-7), Nov. *80 (XG-9), Mar.’82 (XG-M). ©
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LAB REPORT
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Lens Performance
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Mechanical: With its multimotion operations, this lens could serve as an example of good zoom lens construction. It employs a pair of multistart threaded helicoids; one each for its focus adjustment (front group only moves), and its macro adjustment (entire optical assembly moves).
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120
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Calumet PHOTOGRAPHIC INC.
MAMIYA RZ67 SYSTEM
Calumet PHOTOGRAPHIC INC.
M645 SYSTEM
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121
121
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Sanyo Electric Inc.: SANYO Car Stereo
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Sanyo Electric Inc.
SANYO Car Stereo
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0087.xml
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122
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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0088.xml
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123
123
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Sanyo Electric Inc.: SANYO Audio Systems
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Sanyo Electric Inc.
SANYO Audio Systems
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124,125
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Vantage
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126
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Southern Comfort Corporation: Southern Comfort
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Southern Comfort Corporation
Southern Comfort
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128
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PDQ
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PDQ
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0092.xml
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129
129
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AIC Photo, Inc.: SOLIGOR
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AIC Photo, Inc.
SOLIGOR
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130
130
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Frank’s Highland Park Camera
Pentax VIDEO
Frank’s Highland Park Camera
PENTAX ME-Super
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0094.xml
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131
131
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PHOTOGRAPHIC MARKET PLACE
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0096.xml
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133
133
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Skyline Color Labs
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Skyline Color Labs
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0097.xml
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134
134,135
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UNDERGROUND CAMERA
Konica Underground 4-Piece SLR Outfit
UNDERGROUND CAMERA
Underground Deluxe Pistol Grip
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0098.xml
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136
136
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Amphoto
On Assignment
Amphoto
Photo School
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0099.xml
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137
137
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Sunshine Cameras
CANON AE-1 PROGRAM
Sunshine Cameras
MINOLTA X-700
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0100.xml
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138
138,139,140
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OLDen CAMERA & LENS CO. INC.
KONICA KIT
OLDen CAMERA & LENS CO. INC.
CANON KIT AE-1P
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0101.xml
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141
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Colorado's Integrity Camera
ACCESS Lenses
Colorado's Integrity Camera
Vivitar Lenses
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0102.xml
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142
142,143
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LION PHOTO
RZ67 SYSTEM
LION PHOTO
M645 SYSTEM
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0103.xml
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144
144
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LONE STAR CAMERA
Canon U.S. AE-1 Program
LONE STAR CAMERA
Pentax ME Super
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0104.xml
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145
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20TH CENTURY PLASTICS INC.
#TL20
20TH CENTURY PLASTICS INC.
#TLC20
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Spiratone INC.
MULTI-HOLDER
Spiratone INC.
SPECIAL CARRYCASE
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0106.xml
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149
149
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DYNAMIC CAMERA LTD.
CANON
DYNAMIC CAMERA LTD.
CANON LENSES
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0107.xml
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150
150
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CAMERA WORLD OF OREGON
CANON
CAMERA WORLD OF OREGON
MINOLTA
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151
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COMPU-COLOR
126-12 EXPOSURE ROLLS
COMPU-COLOR
110-12 EXPOSURE ROLLS
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0109.xml
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152
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INTERNATIONAL PHOTO EXCHANGE INC.
XA-1 OUTFIT
INTERNATIONAL PHOTO EXCHANGE INC.
PENTAX SYSTEM 110
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0110.xml
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153
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RITZ CAMERA
28-80mm f/3.5 - 4.5 1:4 MACRO WIDE ANGLE ZOOM
RITZ CAMERA
75-200mm f/4.5 ONE TOUCH 1:5 MACRO ZOOM
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154,155
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camera world and sound
Canon AE-1 Program
camera world and sound
Olympus OM-10FC
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0112.xml
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157
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AAA Camera Exchange Inc.
MINOLTA
AAA Camera Exchange Inc.
YASHICA/CONTAX
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158
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Popular Photography
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159
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Foto Cell
CANON
Foto Cell
PENTAX
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WALL ST. CAMERA EXCHANGE
MAMIYA RB-67 Pro-S
WALL ST. CAMERA EXCHANGE
MAMIYA M-645
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163
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CUSTOM QUALITY STUDIO
KODAK DISC FILM
CUSTOM QUALITY STUDIO
4x6 COLOR PRINTS
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ADORAMA
NIKON
ADORAMA
YASHICA CONTAX
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168
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ABE'S CAMERAS AND ELECTRONICS
Vivitar
ABE'S CAMERAS AND ELECTRONICS
TAMRON
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169
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OLYMPUS OM10FC
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Quantarag Clamshell-35
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RITZ CAMERA
PENTAX ME super
RITZ CAMERA
Mamiya ZE-2 QUARTZ
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NEW YORK CAMERA
CANON
NEW YORK CAMERA
CANON LENSES FD-SSC
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COMPETITIVE CAMERA CORP.
CANON AE-1
COMPETITIVE CAMERA CORP.
MINOLTA AF-2
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0123.xml
article
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176
LAB REPORT
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LENS TEST GLOSSARY
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Aberrations: A flawlessly manufactured lens may still exhibit residual aberrations (image faults). Often, certain aberrations are permitted by the designer to minimize others felt to be more harmful to image quality. Astigmatism: Causes lines radial to the optical axis, and lines perpendicular to these, to focus in two different planes.
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Executive Photo & Supply Corp.
MINOLTA CAMERAS
Executive Photo & Supply Corp.
CANON CAMERAS
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180
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BROTHERS CAMERAS
Canon
BROTHERS CAMERAS
PENTAX
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cambridge midtown inc.
ASTROCADE UNIT
cambridge midtown inc.
Canon
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B & H FOTO & ELEC. CORP.
BESELER
B & H FOTO & ELEC. CORP.
OMEGA
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Reliable Photo & Electronics Inc.
NIKON
Reliable Photo & Electronics Inc.
NIKKOR LENSES
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190
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ABC PHOTO SERVICE
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ABC PHOTO SERVICE
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191
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focus ELECTRONICS INC.
NIKON
focus ELECTRONICS INC.
SONY TRINITRON
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CAMERAS WEST
CANON
CAMERAS WEST
TOKINA
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195
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Bi-Rite PHOTO and ELECTRONICS
PANASONIC TELEPHONE ANSWERING MACHINES
Bi-Rite PHOTO and ELECTRONICS
PERSONAL STEREOS
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LABELLE CAMERA & STEREO
Canon
LABELLE CAMERA & STEREO
NIKON
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GRAND CENTRAL CAMERAS
ROKINA
GRAND CENTRAL CAMERAS
SONY Walkman 2
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TRI-STATE
CANON
TRI-STATE
NIKON
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Midtown Foto
NIKON
Midtown Foto
MINOLTA
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JUST OUT
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Darkroom equipment
Booklets, brochures, catalogs
Miscellaneous
Lenses
Camera accessories
Lighting equipment
Projection and viewing
Pako Corp.
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Pako Corp.
Pakon one-piece 35-mm plastic slide mounts
$5.95
and is priced at $22.95. MFR.: Pako Corp., 6300 Olson Memorial Hwy., Minneapolis, Mn. 55440. Pakon one-piece 35-mm plastic slide mounts are now packaged for amateurs in 72-and 144-count kits. A hand mounter is molded into the cover; sliding a mount into it opens the frame so film can be inserted. Clear bottom of kit allows viewing of index card provided in each package. Prices are $5.95 (72) and $10.95 (144). The original 500-count Professional Bulk Pack is still in production,
Pako Corp.
Vue-All Slide Pak “20”
$4.95
Vue-All Slide Pak “20” Presentation Folder holds 20 2x2 mounted slides in a clear polyethylene page of archival quality. A clear inner pocket contains an index card with numbered lines to record pertinent information. Price, $4.95. MFR.: Vue-All Inc., P.O. Box 1994, Ocala, F1. 32678-1994.
Pako Corp.
Personalized title slides
$4.50
Personalized title slides are provided by Donars Productions, P.O. Box 24, Loveland, Co. 80539. The first title slide, two lines of up to 15 words superimposed in clear letters, is $4.50; additional slides are $3 each. For best results, the slide should have a section that is dark or fully color saturated. Write to Donars for a catalog with details as well as other services (duplication, multiples in one mount, and titles).
Pako Corp.
Gord Repeater
$9.95
Gord Repeater, a pocket-size slide viewer, has a spring-and-guide mechanism for easy loading and push-pull sequential viewing of transparencies in almost all 2x2 mounts. The stated crystal-clear and scratch-resistant copolymer lens is adjustable, and the unit is hand-held to light. Weighing 2 ½ oz., and measuring 43/4x2¼4x¼ in., it is priced $9.95 in camera and department stores. MFR.: Gord Plastics, 1310 E. Sixth St., Sandwich, I1. 60548.
Pako Corp.
Multex-4 easel
$29.95
Multex-4 easel provides four equally sized exposures on 8x10, 5x7, 4x5, and 2½x3½-in. paper, and two 5x7s on an 8x10. It’s can also be used for test exposures, filter-pack tests, and as a companion to the Kodak Ektaflex color-print system. Price, $29.95. MFR.: Photomation West Co., P.O. Box 26551, San Diego, Ca. 92126.
Pako Corp.
Portertown Big Print
$14.95
Portertown Big Print provides oversize prints. Positioned on the baseboard for left, right, or forward projection, its 3x4 in.-front-surface mirror sits below the enlarger lens and reflects a “ghostless” image on printing paper positioned on a wall. Price, $14.95. Powered by two D cells (not included), Portertown Superlite serves two functions. With orange or brown filters (supplied), it’s a portable safelight. Inserting an imprinted negative adds your name or the word "proof" to a print prior to enlarging. Price, $19.95, with a certificate for one signature/logo negative. Prices do not include shipping, details of which are in free catalog K-30, from: Porter’s Camera Store, Inc., Box 628, Cedar Falls, Ia. 50613.
Pako Corp.
Agfapan Vario-XL Professional film
Pocket-size brochure on Agfapan Vario-XL Professional film (that permits user to change ASA settings from 125 to 1,600 without special processing techniques) discusses principles of this film, emulsion structure, grain, characteristics and sensitivity, resolving power, chromogenic technology, and negative and print reproductions made at various ASA settings. A free copy is available on request to: Maryellen Zwingle, Consumer Products Div., Agfa-Gevaert, Inc., 275 North St., Teterboro, N.J. 07608.
Pako Corp.
Light News
Light News is a tabloid-size newsletter subtitled “An Occasional, Casual Compendium of Notices, Anecdotes, Dilemmas, Facts, Propaganda and Virtually Anything Else (except Advice-to-the-Lovelorn) from the People at Lowel.” For a free copy, write to: Lowel-Light Mfg., Inc., 475 Tenth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10018 (or call 212-947-0950), or Lowel-Light Mfg., Inc. West, 3407 W. Olive St., Burbank, Ca. 91505.
Pako Corp.
[no value]
$2
Up until Jan. 31, 1983, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. is offering a $2 rebate on three rolls of 24or 36-exposure Fuji color-print films. Details are at participating dealers. Another promotion is a special two-roll pack of Fujicolor FII CN 135-36 film. It includes a sample-size can of Falcon Dust-Off, a 50-cent coupon good toward the purchase of any Dust-Off product, and a 20-cent coupon good toward the purchase of another roll of Fuji color film.
Pako Corp.
[no value]
$20
For realistic outdoor effects, Spiratone introduces environmental foreand background materials bonded to sturdy paper backing. Three are made from the real thing: cork or woodchip is available in 50x288-in. rolls, $20 each; and straw in a 52x216-in. roll is $22. A roll of simulated grass, 50x216 in., is $27.95, and a 52x288-in. roll of snow is $16. A five-lb. box of snow for scattering on and around subjects as well as in conjunction with the snow paper, is $9.95. For a set of swatches and a 40-pg. catalog, send $1.50 to: Spiratone, Inc., 135-06 Northern Blvd., Flushing, N.Y. 11354.
Pako Corp.
Power Handles
Power Handles and Power Packs (that increase the number of full-power flashes), formerly distributed by GMI, are now being handled exclusively by Bogen Photo Corp., P.O. Box 448, Englewood, N.J. 07631.
Pako Corp.
Necessity Kit
$9.95
Kalimar offers two kits for new-camera owners. Necessity Kit contains a 49-, 52-, 55-, 58-, or 62-mm UV filter, rubber lens hood, cap keeper, blower brush, lens fluid, and lens tissues; price, $9.95. Priority Kit combines the above with an ultrawide camera strap, for $14.15. DIST.:Kalimar Inc., P.O. Box 149, Chesterfield, Mo. 63017.
Pako Corp.
McDonald UV Pro-Tecta-Cote
$6.70 to $24.80
McDonald UV Pro-Tecta-Cote is a lacquer stated to extend the life of a color print six to eight times. Five surfaces are available, from glossy to flat matte. Sold in camera stores in five sizes from 12 oz. to one gallon (priced $6.70 to $24.80), only the 19.7-oz. size ($7.45) is supplied in a pressurized container. MFR.: McDonald International Inc., 11211 Gemini Lane, Dallas, Tx. 75229.
Pako Corp.
Kiwi Video Battery Padded Waist-Pak
$41.95
Kiwi Video Battery Padded Waist-Pak accommodates almost any video battery. Center pocket, 10x4x7 in., has a padded insert with adjustable divider to hold battery in place. Two 7x4x7-in. zippered accessory pockets are attached to a two-in. adjustable web belt with military-type clasp. Made of Cordura nylon, it weighs one lb. and is available in five colors, priced at $41.95. MFR.: Kiwi div. of Northern Mercantile Inc., 1030 E. 30th St., Hialeah, F1. 33013.
Pako Corp.
Personal Inventory Register
$24.95
Personal Inventory Register, a photo-album organizer, has room for photographs and descriptions of valuables, for insurance purposes and safety-deposit storage. Each room of the home has a tabbed section, and a preprinted card has space to list a brief description of the contents and serial numbers (if any). It also has a section for nonphotographic valuables: stocks, bonds, deeds, etc. Price, $24.95. MFR.: P.M. Industries, 5946 Kester Ave., Van Nuys, Ca. 91411.
Joseph P. Fesce
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Olympic Camera
KODAK FILMS & MAILERS
Olympic Camera
Vivitar
[no value]
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0140.xml
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208
208,209
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Photron Marketing Inc.
minolta
Photron Marketing Inc.
Canon
[no value]
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0141.xml
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210
210,211
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47th STREET PHOTO INC.
Panasonic P V. 5500
47th STREET PHOTO INC.
Panasonic PV-1770
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0142.xml
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CAMBRIDGE camera exchange, Inc.
Cambron TTL
CAMBRIDGE camera exchange, Inc.
Komura Telemore 95 III
[no value]
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0143.xml
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212
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213,214,215,216,217
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Cambridge Camera Exchange, Inc.
Cambron
Cambridge Camera Exchange, Inc.
Canon
[no value]
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0145.xml
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218
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POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0148.xml
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219
219
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ZYM Photo & Electronics Inc.
MINOLTA
ZYM Photo & Electronics Inc.
OLYMPUS
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0149.xml
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220
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POP PHOTO'S SHOPPERS' MART
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PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0150.xml
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223
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Kiron Corporation: KIRON
[no value]
Kiron Corporation
KIRON
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0151.xml
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224
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Yashica Inc.: CONTAX RTS II QUARTZ
[no value]
Yashica Inc.
CONTAX RTS II QUARTZ
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19821101_0089_011_0152.xml