Issue: 19881201

Thursday, December 1, 1988
December
12
True
95
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Articles
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POPULAR photography
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0001.xml
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Advertisement: Kodacolor Gold 100
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Kodacolor Gold 100
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0002.xml
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SLIK AMERICA INC.
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SLIK AMERICA INC.
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0003.xml
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2,3
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0004.xml
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4
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SUNSET color lab.
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SUNSET color lab.
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0005.xml
masthead
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POPULAR photography
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0006.xml
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The Slideprinter
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The Slideprinter
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0007.xml
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4
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THE SHARPER IMAGE
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THE SHARPER IMAGE
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0008.xml
tableOfContents
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POPULAR photography
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0009.xml
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6,7
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Advertisements
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W. Carsen Co. Ltd.
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0010.xml
article
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8,9,40,41,42
letters
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letters
GOOD USED GARBAGE
TROUBLES IN TOYLAND
MINOLTA MIRROR
SPEED AND BALANCE
GOOD TO THE LAST DROP!
OLD NIKONS NEVER DIE
FOUR EYES
PROGRAM’S PROGRESS
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I recently purchased a copy of your August '88 issue. In the past, I found it hard to believe that anybody would actually pay on new products; these always amazed me in your ability to fill whole pages with words and never once find fault with advertisers’ products.
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0011.xml
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8
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QUANTUM: Quantum Bantam Battery
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QUANTUM
Quantum Bantam Battery
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0012.xml
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9
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Advertisements
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tamrac
Photographer's Vest
tamrac
614 Super Pro
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0013.xml
article
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10,12
snapshots
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snapshots
WILD GOOSE CHASE
MOVING IMAGES COME HOME
YOU OUGHTA BE ON POSTCARDS!
SNAGS SNAP ILLEGAL PARKERS
WILD BEASTIE
FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY
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No sooner had we put the September ’88 issue to bed than the feathers began to fly. A frantic call from our printer in Kentucky revealed the awful truth—an inverted flock of geese silhouetted against an upside-down sunset adorned the top of page 55 in our feature picture story, “Glorious Skies.
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0014.xml
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11
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Minolta Corp.: FREEDOM DUAL
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Minolta Corp.
FREEDOM DUAL
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0015.xml
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13
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Nikon Inc.: Nikon
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Nikon Inc.
Nikon
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0016.xml
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14,15
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Philip Morris Inc.: Marlboro
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Philip Morris Inc.
Marlboro
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0017.xml
article
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16,18
YOUR BEST SHOT
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YOUR BEST SHOT
Will your pictures win prizes? Crop 'em cannily and they might
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Any photofinisher will tell you that people are the most popular photographic subjects by far, but you'd never know it by looking at this month’s “Your Best Shot.“ The scenics and patterns on these pages are cunningly composed, but they outnumber portraits and action shots by a large margin.
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0018.xml
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17
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Panasonic
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Panasonic
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0019.xml
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19
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Advertisements
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Tokina Optical Corporation
AF 70-210
Tokina Optical Corporation
AF 28-70
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0020.xml
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20,21
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Advertisements
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Tokina Optical Corporation
SZ-X 205
Tokina Optical Corporation
SZ-X 630
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0021.xml
article
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22,24
shooting color
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shooting color
Does your holiday gift list include photographers? Here's what to get 'em— or yourself
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George Schaub
One of the nice things about being a photographer is that you never cause a problem for anyone pondering what to give you for a holiday gift. There are lenses, accessories, and gizmos galore that provide a perfect solution to the problem of what to put under the tree or in a stocking.
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0022.xml
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23
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Fuji Photo Film USA, Inc
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Fuji Photo Film USA, Inc
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0023.xml
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25
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New York Institute of Photography
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New York Institute of Photography
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0024.xml
article
28
28,34
traveler's camera
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traveler's camera
Frustrated with your group safari tour? Here's how to survive and regain your picture-taking abilities.
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Lisl Dennis
"I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills.” The opening line of Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa came to mind and stirred my emotions as the plane lowered over the hills for a landing in Nairobi, Kenya. I felt ready for my first African game safari.
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0025.xml
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29
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Cokin Creative Filters
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Cokin Creative Filters
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0026.xml
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30,31,32,33
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Advertisements
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Popular Photography Holiday Gift Guide Section
GR-40 VHS-C Camcorder
Popular Photography Holiday Gift Guide Section
Vivitar 300Z 35mm Compact Auto Focus Camera
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0027.xml
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35
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Alaska Division of Tourism
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Alaska Division of Tourism
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0028.xml
article
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38
nature
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nature
Focus in on the essence of winter: Tips on shooting the elusive snowflake
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John Shaw
Photographing during winter is definitely more difficult than at other times of the year, what with icy-cold tripods, numb fingers, and sluggish batteries. But there are still many photographs to be made, both near your home and far afield.
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0029.xml
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39
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Philip Morris Inc.
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Philip Morris Inc.
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0030.xml
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40,41
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Yashica, Inc.
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Yashica, Inc.
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0031.xml
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42
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Advertisements
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VERTEX
VERTEX SC 8225
VERTEX
VERTEX PB 8235
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0032.xml
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43
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Yashica, Inc.
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Yashica, Inc.
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0033.xml
article
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collecting cameras
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collecting cameras
Start collecting autofocus cameras? You've got to be crazy—like a fox!
Evolution of a landmark camera
Vintage autofocus 35?
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Jason Schneider
Autofocus collectibles? The very phrase sounds slighty suspect, even in these days of instant nostalgia, but I’m convinced it’s not as crazy as it seems. Surely there are plenty of “old” autofocus (AF) cameras best left rotting atop the technological scrap heap, but there are others worth having, and they can often be snared for a pittance.
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0034.xml
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45
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Photography Book Club
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Photography Book Club
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0035.xml
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49
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New York Institute of Photography
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New York Institute of Photography
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0036.xml
article
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50,52
photo-electronics
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photo-electronics
Lithium batteries: Despite a shaky start, their power is growing. Here's what you need to know.
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James Bailey
The sweet somethings that battery makers began to whisper into the ears of camera manufacturers in 1980 were almost too good to be true. How would the camera manufacturer like a substitute for the EPX76 and MS76 camera batteries with a shelf life of five or more years?
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0037.xml
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51
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Vivitar
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Vivitar
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0038.xml
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53
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Advertisements
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Canon USA Inc
EOS5620
Canon USA Inc
EOS650
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0039.xml
review
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54,55,56
features
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Throw away Cameras
Surprise! They’ve been hitting the trash bin for more than 100 years.
THE FIRST RETURNABLE
SNAP AND MAIL
A HOLLYWOOD ENCORE
LES RETURNABLES
IN-CAMERA VIEWFINDERS
ENTER: THE F-STOP
FIRST FLASH
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THE FIRST RETURNABLE
$25
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SNAP AND MAIL
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A HOLLYWOOD ENCORE
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LES RETURNABLES
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IN-CAMERA VIEWFINDERS
$1.79
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ENTER: THE F-STOP
$5.95
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FIRST FLASH
Eaton S. Lothrop
Rare, yet affordable, and boasting a character all their own, older disposable and returnable cameras can serve as a singular source of interest and even amusement for camera enthusiasts. The first were common objects of humble, mom-and-pop design, marketed with all the sunny bravura of post-World War II commerce (“Snap and Mail!").
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0040.xml
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Videonics, Inc.
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Videonics, Inc.
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0041.xml
article
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58,60,65
SLR world
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SLR world
Have you convinced yourself that you really don't want or need an autofocus SLR?
Is autofocus an affectation?
Alas! More to come!
How to choose the camera
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Herbert Keppler
By now you fall into one of three catagories: 1. You have a non-AF SLR and have thoroughly convinced yourself that you aren’t going to get an autofocus camera, but still.... 2. You don’t have an AF SLR yet, but you are itching to get one a) when you can spare the money or b) when you can make up your mind which one to get.
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0042.xml
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Popular Photography
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Popular Photography
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0043.xml
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60
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Stan's Camera City
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Stan's Camera City
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0044.xml
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60
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IFPO Membership
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IFPO Membership
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0045.xml
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61
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Tamron Industries, Inc.
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Tamron Industries, Inc.
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0046.xml
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62,63
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MINOLTA: MAXXUM SERIES i
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MINOLTA
MAXXUM SERIES i
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0047.xml
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64
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CUSTOM QUALITY STUDIO
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CUSTOM QUALITY STUDIO
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0048.xml
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65
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Nikon Inc.: EL-Nikkor
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Nikon Inc.
EL-Nikkor
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0049.xml
article
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66
ideas
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ideas
Popular Photography’s information exchange where readers help readers solve problems
Variations on the Soft-focus Filter
Lost in the Dark? Paint Your Way Out!
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Here are two of the less expensive, versatile diffusion filters we’ve seen. Start with an empty, clear plastic soda bottle and cut the bottle at the neck, just below the cap threading. Now cut it again where the flaring shoulder meets the shank.
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0050.xml
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67
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Advertisements
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JCPenney Company, Inc.
Canon EOS 650
JCPenney Company, Inc.
Minolta Maxxum 7000
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0051.xml
article
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68
offbeat
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offbeat
So they told you that you didn't have to register your equipment with U.S. Customs, eh?
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Norman Rothschild
The photographer put his camera bag on the U.S. Customs desk at New York’s Kennedy international Airport. The official behind the counter tore his attention away from what looked like a complicated corporate bill of lading. “Aw, you’re not really going to register cameras,” he groaned.
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0052.xml
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69
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JCPenney Company, Inc.
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JCPenney Company, Inc.
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0053.xml
article
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70,71,72,73
features
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AUTOFOCUS SHOOTOUT
Do these three top autofocus SLRs really do the job?
It’s what’s in front that counts
USING THE CANON EOS 620
USING THE MAXXUM 7000i
USING THE NIKON N8008
CANON EOS 620
MINOLTA MAXXUM 7000i
NIKON N8008
Evaluative Metering
Integrated Multipattern
Matrix Metering
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the Editors
Although there are now 19 interchangeable-lens, autofocus SLRs from which to choose (see directory, pages 82 to 89), the most often-discussed, direct competitors are the Canon EOS 620, Minolta 7000i, and Nikon N8008. The three manufacturers do offer other autofocus models aimed at a broader, less sophisticated photo enthusiast.
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0054.xml
article
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74,75
features
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AUTOFOCUS SHOOTOUT, Part2: Focusing
What happens when you pit three leading AF SLRs against each other? You need a microscope to tell 'em apart!
Autofocus: How fast?
Tracking test targets
TRACKING THE RESULTS
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Autofocus SLRs have been improving steadily since the first truly successful models appeared in 1985. These three cameras represent the current state of the art for serious amateurs, so it was only fitting that we compared their autofocusing abilities.
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0055.xml
article
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features
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AUTOFOCUS SHOOTOUT, Part 3: Metering
How good are the multizone metering systems in the top AF SLRs? See for yourself!
BACKLIGHT
BRIGHT CENTER
THE SHIFTING LANDSCAPE
DOMINANT FOREGROUND
MIDFRAME HORIZON
DOMINANT SKY
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Essentially, the segmented, matrix, or multipattern exposure systems in today’s leading autofocus SLRs have only one purpose: to provide the largest percentage of satisfactory exposures under more widely varied lighting conditions while requiring less intervention on your part than ever before.
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0056.xml
article
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features
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CAN YOU GET PROFESSIONAL RESULTS USING AUTOFOCUS SLRs?
To find out, we did the obvious and asked a knowledgeable pro
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George Schaub
Autofocus SLRs are okay for amateur use, but if you really need professional results you’ve got to focus manually yourself. We hear this old refrain constantly from many a pro—who has never tried a modern state-of-the-art AF SLR. Just as with the advent of SLRs with built-in meters and then autoexposure, many a pro is “dead set agin it.
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0057.xml
review
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82,83,84,85,86,87,88,89
features
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AUTOFOCUS SLR COMPARISON DIRECTORY
Wondering how all those interchangeable-lens AF SLRs compare? Here's the lowdown on every one of them!
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CANON EOS 620/650
$490-$530
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CANON EOS 750/850
$379-$415
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CHINON CP-9AF
$480-$519
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MINOLTA MAXXUM 9000
S530-$600
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MINOLTA MAXXUM 7000i
S520-$600
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MINOLTA MAXXUM 7000
$360-$400
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MINOLTA MAXXUM 5000
$320-$375
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MINOLTA MAXXUM 3000i
$300-$360
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NIKON F4
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$660-$740
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NIKON N4004
$320-$370
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NIKON N2020
$375-$430
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OLYMPUS OM77AF
$240-$280
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PENTAX SF1/SF10
$370-$409
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$300-$360
Peter Kolonia
It's a jungle out there. Buzzwords swarm like killer bees, and your path is thick with claims and counterclaims. It's the 35mm autofocus SLR marketplace, where enticing new products, spring up like the exotic flora of deepest Africa: beautiful orchids and poison-tipped thorns.
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0058.xml
article
90
90,91
features
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Create An Impression
A pro shows how to add a touch of the painter's brush to your photos
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George Schaub
How would you like a filter that offers any degree of diffusion, scatters light in any direction you desire, and can be instantly changed to yield even more fanciful effects with the mere flick of a finger? That’s what pro photographer Hy Rosen has devised, using a clear ultraviolet (UV) filter, a jar of petroleum jelly, and a lot of imagination.
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0059.xml
article
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92,93,94,95,98,99,100,101,102,103
features
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THE BIG SHOW '88
At the giant international Photokina in Cologne, Germany, incredible new color films and the stirrings of still video for the masses boggled the mind. For traditional hardware fans, there was a smattering of cameras, lenses, and accessories.
Film Shows Its Stuff: A New Generation of Color Films
Still-video cameras: real, unreal, and fantastic
Electronic Still Cameras Are on the March
New 35mm SLRs Include Upgraded Samurai, Prakticas
800-shot SLR (Almost)
Maximizing Maxxum’s Macro
Rolleivision 35 Programmed Twin Slide Projector
First Minox AF, New Compact Zooms Add Spice to Lens/Shutter 35s
Lithium Batteries In Popular Sizes
Robot Nikon F4 Has Video Finder
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Can you believe that there were 18 new 35mm color films introduced at Photokina—thanks to Kodak, Agfa, and Scotch? Named for some of the world’s best Kodak-made lenses, Kodak’s Ektar 25 film brings Kodachrome quality to color-print films.
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0060.xml
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95
95
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ADORAMA
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ADORAMA
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0061.xml
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96
96,97
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Advertisement: POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY
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POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0062.xml
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98
98
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Hirsch Photo
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Hirsch Photo
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0063.xml
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98
98
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IFPO MART
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IFPO MART
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0064.xml
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99
99
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THE DESIGN SCHOOLS
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THE DESIGN SCHOOLS
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0065.xml
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99
99
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Nikon Inc.
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Nikon Inc.
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0066.xml
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101
101
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CAMERA·WEST
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CAMERA·WEST
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0067.xml
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102
102
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Photo Center
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Photo Center
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0068.xml
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102
102
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image photo services
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image photo services
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0069.xml
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102
102
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Advertisements
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STO-FEN PRODUCTS
SUNPAK 400 SERIES
STO-FEN PRODUCTS
CANON 420EZ
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0070.xml
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103
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[no value]
Consumer Electronics
[no value]
Consumer Electronics
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0071.xml
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103
103
[no value]
[no value]
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[no value]
[no value]
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PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0072.xml
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103
103
[no value]
[no value]
DALE LABORATORIES
[no value]
DALE LABORATORIES
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0073.xml
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104
104
[no value]
[no value]
AAA Camera Exchange, Inc.
[no value]
AAA Camera Exchange, Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19881201_0095_012_0074.xml