Issue: 19911201

Sunday, December 1, 1991
December
12
True
98
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Articles
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POPULAR photography
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Canon U.S.A., Inc.: EOS ELAN
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Canon U.S.A., Inc.
EOS ELAN
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0002.xml
tableOfContents
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POPULAR photography
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0003.xml
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POPULAR photography
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0004.xml
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OLYMPUS
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OLYMPUS
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0005.xml
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4,6
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SUNNY-SIDE UP
GIFT-GIVING TIMES
PAGING WILLARD SCOTT!
FINALLY, PHOTOS THAT TASTE GOOD
ISO IN CALORIES?
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While at least a few thousand photographers snapped shots of this year’s spectacular solar eclipse, we think pro George Post’s carefully planned series of photos probably eclipsed most of them. For months ahead of time, Post tested numerous combinations of film and optics and worked out his trip.
PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0006.xml
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ESCORT: PASSPORT
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ESCORT
PASSPORT
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0007.xml
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5
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Photographer's WAREHOUSE: MEDEALight
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Photographer's WAREHOUSE
MEDEALight
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0008.xml
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Nikon
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Nikon
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0009.xml
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8,9,14
features
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DON'T BE GOT BY A GLITCH!
Put your new camera through its stuff to make sure it's fully up to snuff
How much can you check in the store?
Testing a point-and-shoot
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Dan Richards
You've bought a state-of-the-art SLR. It has everything you could ever want in a camera, and more. Autofocus. Multimode automation. Six meter patterns. And if all that’s too much, you can switch everything over to basic autopilot program or full manual control.
PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0010.xml
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10,11
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SIGMA
35AF ZOOM
SIGMA
50AF ZOOM
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0011.xml
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12,13
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Advertisements
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SIGMA
APO 70-210mm F3.5-4.5ZEN
SIGMA
APO 75-300m F4.5-5.6ZEN
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0012.xml
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15
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Panasonic
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Panasonic
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0013.xml
article
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16,18,22,24
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Hard knocks
This month, our persnickety panel of editors praises and pans its own pictures.
Full steam ahead
Gotham’s garden
Computerized Critiques?
Poverty’s playground
Abstract forest
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J.S. My first response to this picture is that it's too perfect. It almost looks like a miniaturized setup in HO gauge that’s been cleverly enhanced, rather than a real subject. Technically speaking, the lighting, exposure, and sharpness are all one can ask for.
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17
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PENTAX: PZ-10
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PENTAX
PZ-10
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0015.xml
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19
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GOOD YEAR
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GOOD YEAR
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0016.xml
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20,21
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MINOLTA
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MINOLTA
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0017.xml
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YASHICA, INC.
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YASHICA, INC.
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0018.xml
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25
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Tokina
AT-X AF 80-200 f/2.8.
Tokina
AT-XAF 300 f/2.8.
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0019.xml
article
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26,27,30,32,34,206
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SLR notebook
Do Pop dumbheads think you can shell out $10,000 for cameras and lenses?
Moose's gear too dear? Substitute some!!!
And just when you thought there wouldn't be another new SLR ...
MOST EXCITING NEW NIKON N5005 FEATURES
And now for the Canon
MOST EXCITING NEW CANON EF-M FEATURES
Two more AF SLRs round up the year
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Herbert Keppler
Poor Moose Peterson. Our new "Nature" columnist did our bidding and listed the contents of his gadget bags in the July '91 issue. As a result he and we were verbally clobbered by many POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY readers. Letters of outrage and fury descended on our heads as some of you examined the list of equipment and summed up its cost.
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HASSELBLAD
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HASSELBLAD
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0021.xml
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31
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cokin
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cokin
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0022.xml
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33
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NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
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NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0023.xml
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35,36,37,38,39
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Kodak
EKTAR 25
Kodak
EKTAR 125
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0024.xml
article
40
40,41,183
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video journal
Autofocusing camcorders: Sometimes you may want to let your fingers do the focusing
Creative use of manual focus
Shooting through a screen door
Barrier to autofocus
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Elinor H. Stecker
A frustrated reader wrote, "When I zoom in for a close-up, the image goes in and out of focus—and sometimes it never settles down. Is the camcorder defective or is it me?” We expect automatic features to work well under all conditions, but that’s not the way of the real world—in either still photography or video, especially when it comes to autofocus.
PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0025.xml
article
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42,43,46,47,48,50,51
letters
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letters
REWIND TAILS
STANDARD ARGUMENTS
ATTENTION, Kmart SHOPPERS
BUTTON UP
BACK TO NORMAL
THE NAKED AND THE DEAD
NEW WRINKLE ON CURL
MAXXUM MANIA
OFF-COLOR REMARKS
TAX ON PIX?
WHOOPS!
OOPS!
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Two letters in the September '91 issue [page 40] addressed the problem of cameras with automatic wind/rewind and changing film in the middle of the roll. The Minolta 7000i and 8000i offer a Creative Expansion Card that solves this problem very nicely.
PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0026.xml
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42,43
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AUTO FOCUS TAMRON
AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
AUTO FOCUS TAMRON
AF 70-210mm F/4-5.6
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0027.xml
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44,45
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Nikon: N5005
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Nikon
N5005
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0028.xml
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46
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Nikon
F4s system
Nikon
N8008s system
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0029.xml
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47
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SUNPAK
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SUNPAK
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0030.xml
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48
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MMR Productions
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MMR Productions
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0031.xml
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49
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NordicTrack: Nordic Track 202 model
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NordicTrack
Nordic Track 202 model
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0032.xml
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50
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Tamrac, Inc.
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Tamrac, Inc.
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0033.xml
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51
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Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0034.xml
article
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52,53
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hands on
It's new, but how good is it? Here's what we found out.
BE STILL, MY BOUNCING CAMERA
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Peter Kolonia
No, the Move Method belt is not a birth-control device. An alternative to traditional neck straps, the Move Method belt lets you mountain-climbing, bike-riding, and ski-loving photographers take your cameras with you, no matter how rough the terrain.
PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0035.xml
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ASA Corp.: SLIK
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ASA Corp.
SLIK
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0036.xml
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CPM, lnc.
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CPM, lnc.
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0037.xml
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PIONEER MARKETING & RESEARCH, INC.: ewa
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PIONEER MARKETING & RESEARCH, INC.
ewa
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0038.xml
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THE WESTERN ACADEMY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
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THE WESTERN ACADEMY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0039.xml
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Shooters OF U.S.A. LAB
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Shooters OF U.S.A. LAB
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0040.xml
review
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54,71,170
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just out
VIDEO GRAB BAG
TRAY BON
BEGONE DULL BACKGROUNDS
GET A CHARGE
PRO PUNCH IN A POUCH
Case Logic Inc.
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Case Logic Inc.
VC-1
$99.95
Case Logic Inc.
tripod
$15.95
Case Logic Inc.
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$29.95
Case Logic Inc.
PowerMax Discharger
$39.95
Case Logic Inc.
SP200PRO
$299
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Looking for a camcorder bag? Case Logic covers all the bases with a new line of video cases for every recording format. For full-size VHS camcorders, there's the model VC-1, with a molded rubber bottom panel, five exterior pockets for accessories, adjustable shoulder straps, and padded hand grip.
PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0041.xml
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0042.xml
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QUANTUM BATTERIES
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QUANTUM BATTERIES
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0044.xml
review
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popular photography's annual guide'92 35 top cameras
AUTOFOCUS 35MM SLR CANONEOS-1
AUTOFOCUS 35MM SLR CANONEOS 10S
AUTOFOCUS 35MM SLR MINOLTAMAXXUM 7xi
AUTOFOCUS 35MM SLR NIKON F4S
AUTOFOCUS 35MM SLR NIKON N8008S
AUTOFOCUS 35MM SLR OLYMPUS IS-1
AUTOFOCUS 35MM SLR PENTAX PZ-1
AUTOFOCUS 35MM SLR RICOH MIRAI
AUTOEXPOSURE 35MM SLR CANON F-1
AUTOEXPOSURE 35MM SLR CONTAX RTS III
AUTOEXPOSURE 35MM SLR CONTAX 167MT
AUTOEXPOSURE 35MM SLR MINOLTA X-700
AUTOEXPOSURE 35MM SLR NIKON F3HP
AUTOEXPOSURE 35MM SLR OLYMPUS OM-4T
AUTOEXPOSURE 35MM SLR PENTAX LX
MANUAL-EXPOSURE 35MM SLR LEICA R6
MANUAL-EXPOSURE 35MM SLR NIKON FM2
MANUAL-EXPOSURE 35MM RANGEFINDER LEICA M6
AUTOFOCUS 35MM COMPACT CONTAX T2
2¼ X 1⅝ ROLLFILM SLR BRONICA ETRSi
2¼ X 1⅝ ROLLFILM SLR MAMIYA M645 SUPER
2¼ X 1⅝ ROLLFILM SLR PENTAX 645
2¼ x 2¼ ROLLFILM SLR BRONICA SQ-A/Am
2¼ x 2¼ ROLLFILM SLR EXAKATA 66, MODEL 2
2¼ X 2¼ ROLLFILM SLR HASSELBLAD 205TCC
2¼ x 2¼ ROLLFILM SLR HASSELBLAD 503CX
2¼ X 2¼ ROLLFILM SLR ROLLEIFLEX 6008
2¼ X 2¾ ROLLFILM SLR BRONICA GS-1
2¼ X 2¾ ROLLFILM SLR MAMIYA RZ67
2¼ X 2¾ ROLLFILM SLR PENTAX 67
2¼ X 3 ROLLFILM SLR FUJI GX680 PROFESSIONAL
2¼ X 2¾ ROLLFILM RANGEFINDER FUJI GW670II
2¼ X 2¼ ROLLFILM RANGEFINDER MAMIYA 6
2¼ X 2¼ ROLLFILM TWIN-LENS REFLEX MAMIYA C330 PRO S
2¼ x 2¼ ROLLFILM TWIN-LENS REFLEX ROLLEIFLEX 2.8GX
CANON
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CANON
EOS-1
$1,950
CANON
EOS 10S
$730
CANON
MAXXUM 7xi
$825
CANON
F4S
$2,427.57
CANON
N8008S
$899
CANON
IS-1
$800
CANON
PZ-1
CANON
MIRAI
$720
CANON
F3HP
$1,602.50
CANON
OM-4T
$1,250
CANON
LX
$1,323.50
CANON
R6
$3,450
CANON
FM2
$545
CANON
M6
$3,630
CANON
T2
$1,050
CANON
ETRSi
$2,838
CANON
M645 SUPER
$2,009
CANON
645
$1,990
CANON
SQ-A/Am
$1,906
CANON
MODEL 2
$1,860
CANON
205TCC
CANON
503CX
CANON
6008
CANON
GS-1
$2,775
CANON
RZ67
$1,819
CANON
67
$1,093
CANON
GX680 PROFESSIONAL
CANON
GW670II
$817
CANON
6
$1,450
CANON
G330 PRO S
$673
CANON
2.8GX
CANON
X-700
$368
CANON
167MT
$764
CANON
RTS III
$3,200
CANON
F-1
$1,690
The Editors
Selecting 35 of the world’s Top Cameras from among dozens of different models in production is a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it, and this agonizing yet rewarding task has once again fallen upon POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY’S editors. Granted, some of the elite group of cameras appearing in this section were elected by unanimous acclamation, with little agonizing required.
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17 top electronic cameras
Is electronic photography the future? Maybe; but is it a distant dream, around the corner, or on-line? Here’s where we are.
Analog cameras: Images stored on 2-inch floppy disk
Digital cameras: It's mostly in the cards
CANON
PRO MAVICA MVC-2000
$2,995
CANON
HI-BAND PRO MAVICA MVC-5000
$6,496
CANON
SAMURAI V-70
$770
CANON
MODEL 1
$995
CANON
MEMORY CARD CAMERA DS-X
$20,000
CANON
DS-100 MEMORY CARD CAMERA
$5,000
CANON
DIGITAL CAMERA SYSTEM (DCS)
$19,995
CANON
MEMORY CARD CAMERA MC200
$12,500
CANON
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CANON
XAP SHOT
$499
CANON
FUJIX ES-30TW
$145
CANON
RC-470
$2,100
CANON
KC-300B
$130
CANON
QV-1000C
$20,300
CANON
SOUND MAVICA MVC-A10
$350
CANON
VC-100
$1,400
CANON
MAVICA MVC-C1
$230
CANON
AG-ES10
$1,650
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Some call it still video, others electronic photography, but whatever the term, there’s something magical and exciting about recording pictures without film. Once the stuff of science fiction, electronic photography has been a reality for almost a decade, when Sony first unveiled the first commercial prototype “still video” camera.
PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0046.xml
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5 top still-video printers
Take your image and print it, too
HITACHI
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HITACHI
VY-15A
$999.95
HITACHI
CP-10U
$1,399
HITACHI
PV-VP1
$1,300
HITACHI
GZ-P21
$1,795
HITACHI
CVP-G500
$1,500
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It's nice to have an image on a monitor, but it’s often handy to have a print or hard copy, too. Recent advancements have created affordable electronic color printers that make near-photographic quality prints. Printers range from very expensive, with virtual photo quality, to fair-quality home units you might buy for around $1,000. We’ve selected five from the lower end as the top values.
PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0047.xml
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WINTER PRODUCTS PREVIEW
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0048.xml
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Nikon Inc.
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Nikon Inc.
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0049.xml
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118
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CELESTRON
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CELESTRON
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0050.xml
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PopularPhotography_19911201_0098_012_0051.xml
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POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY
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CAMBRIDGE
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PHOTO SHOPPING CENTER
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POPULAR photography MARKETPLACE
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Index to Advertisers
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article
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THE AWFUL TRUTH
Minnie vs. Nikkie
Don't hassle it
Not 100 percent satisfied
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I would like to add my disappointment with the Minolta Maxxum 7000i to that expressed by John Ever (“The Awful Truth," June, ’91). My 7000i is equipped with the Minolta 50mm f/1.4 AF lens. I find that the pictures lack the crispness of those I have taken with my other camera, a Nikon F2 with the 55mm f/1.2 Nikkor lens.
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FUJI
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FUJI
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210
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MINOLTA: NEW MAXXUM 7xi
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MINOLTA
NEW MAXXUM 7xi
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