Keeping your prints protected and organized is a snap with Tupperware’s new Shutter Boxes.
License to shoot
Art for the ages
The face of war: covering the ongoing human tragedy
Polaroid’s forthcoming Joshua, an instant camera, has had a longer gestation period than any elephant. It’s even been rumored that Polaroid officials have had mighty internal battles as to whether this autofocus SLR that makes prints about the size of credit cards should be produced at all.
Whether your subject is a big city or a big toe, the end of the day is a great time to take pktures
1st ($300) Twliqht tableau: Proving the importance of strong composition when photographing at dusk, this shot of Toronto's riverfront under the palette of an exquisite sweep of sky is a spectacular image. On the opposite side of Toronto Harbour, Firooz Taheri of Willowdale, Ontario, Canada, using a Yashica FX 103 and 50mm f/1.8 Yashica lens, took a whole roll of Kodachrome 64,hoping to capture the quintessential sunset (and obviously succeeding). Exposure: 10 sec at 1/16.
Can you really push process color negative film? Yes, but you may not want to!
Kodak Ektapress Gold 400 Professional. ISO 400 and processed normally.
Kodak Ektapress Gold 400 Professional. ISO 1600 and push processed two stops.
Kodak Ektapress Gold 1600 Professional. ISO 1600 and processed normally.
Fujicolor 400 Professional HG. ISO 400 and processed normally.
Fujicolor 400 Professional HG. ISO 1600 and push processed two stops.
The bottom line
More kinks in Kodalux?
Michael J. McNamara
Pushing film has long heen de rigueur among pros using color-slide and blackand-white films. When push comes to shove and the light level’s too low for the film in hand, it’s always been easy to underexpose and rely on push processing— control led overdevelopment—to save the day.
Eveready's long-promised lithium ÀA's have arrived. Were they worth the wait?
High-capacity rechargeables near market
If lithium batteries are supposed to be so long-lived and more powerful for their size and weight, how come they’re not made in AA size? Fundamental electrical and chemical differences between alkaline and lithium cells had so far made it impossible to simply exchange one for the other. Yet, at the 1988 Photokina, the international photo show in Cologne, Germany, UCAR, Eveready’s European arm, made an intriguing announcement: It had developed an AA-size lithium cell that was completely interchangeable with AA alkaline cells.
“Professional Uses a Point &: Shoot Camera”—that’s something that might pique your interest if we wrote it today. The comparable attention-getting article that appeared in our November, 1942, issue was “Professional Uses a Box Camera.”
Ever since photography began, camera owners have worried themselves silly about the sharpness of their lenses. 1 say silly because many of us then and now carry the quest for lens perfection to the ridiculous. Perhaps it didn’t seem so ridiculous in the 1950s—1960s, the heyday of photojournalism when professionals and serious amateurs specialized in existing-light photography.
Pert, practical, pretty, and definitely lots of fun!
Beautiful video on making beautiful video
Elinor H. Stecker
Pretty neat: You can shoot pictures and immediately look at what you’ve done—no extra equipment is needed. Since camcorders are part camera and part videotape recorder, they’ve been able to let you do this ever since the electronic viewfinder came into being. Most of the current crop of camcorders give more than the basic way of playing back the videotape (switching the camera power to playback, rewinding the tape, pressing “play”), but a lot of people don’t take advantage of other playback modes that could help them get better movies.
You are not likely to forget Leonard Balish’s photographs. The colorful, needle-sharp, giant prints bear startlingly unusual images that vary from the near real to the incredible. Is there really a jesterlike windblower
Two top pros take different views through the AF SLR
AUTOFOCUS? YOU BET!
Complaints? He has a few.
Equipment isn't all
(If you have a fear of heights, some of Peter B. Kaplan's photos may give you vertigo. Known for spectacular views of the New York City skyline ami Statue of Liberty, this 30-year veteran's work includes corporate, wildlife, advertising, and fashion work, and images in many major publications.
Mirror lenses, too often regarded merely as limited substitutes for conventional super-telephotos, are actually creative tools that extend the photographer’s range and vision. I he fat-barreled mirror lens—or “cat” (short tor catadioptric, the official technical term tor such a lens)— ranks among the more intriguing optics available to the 35mm photographer.
Because you probably can’t squeeze, poke, or peek at all the 35mm SLRs in production today, we did it for you. Herewith, the todo mundo of things 35. (Well, SLRs anyway.) And what a mundo! As demonstrated by this year’s Directory (now expanded to include autoand manualfocus cameras), makers of 35mm SLRs are computerizing and updating autoexposure, film transport, and zoomlens technologies that have stood for so long in the shadow of those sexier, headline-grabbing AF systems.
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Negs? Know when to folder 'em
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1 found your responses in the “Too Hot to Handle” feature disappointingly short of your claim to “honest, unflinching answers.” Specifically, in the 23 lens tests you published in the past 12 months (Sept. '91 to Aug. ’92), every lens fell short of the published focal length (using the longest focal length for zoom lenses) by an average of 6.15% (range = —0.06 to — 10.53%, sigma = 2.3%).
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When choosing an enlarger lens for 35mm, 2'A, and 4x5 formats, will I achieve better results with APO lenses or with lenses designed for the next larger format? Robert DcBcllis, Miramar, FL Until recent years, it was considered advantageous to use a lens intended for a larger negative because it could give more even illumination.