Issue: 19981201

Tuesday, December 1, 1998
December
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Friday, January 2, 2015

Articles
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popular PHOTOGRAPHY
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0001.xml
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Sony
MVC-FD81
Sony
MVC-FD81
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0002.xml
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2,3
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Mamiya: MAMIYA 645 PRO TL
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Mamiya
MAMIYA 645 PRO TL
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0003.xml
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PUERTO RICO USA
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PUERTO RICO USA
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0004.xml
tableOfContents
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popular PHOTOGRAPHY
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0005.xml
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6
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ToCAD America Inc.: SUNPAK Power Zoom 4000AF
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ToCAD America Inc.
SUNPAK Power Zoom 4000AF
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0006.xml
masthead
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6
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popular PHOTOGRAPHY
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0007.xml
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7
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Advertisements
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ToCAD America Inc.
SUNPAK MZ440AF
ToCAD America Inc.
PZ4000AF
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0008.xml
article
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8
Snap shots
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DIY chopper
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P.S.
So you think your accessories bag is full? Imagine this: There you are on a photo shoot with your buddies in the Andes when you spy mountain goats leaping up sheer cliffs—but you’re too far away for even your longest lens. No sweat. You reach into your camera bag, pull out various parts, and quickly assemble—your personal helicopter! You zoom off, get the shot, and boy, are your friends impressed.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0009.xml
article
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8
Snap shots
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Smart editor rescues photographic dummies
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D.R.
If you know a photo tyro who wants to learn more about photography but goes into convulsive shudders at the mere mention of terms like “f-stop,” have we got the book for you. Photography for Dummies, one of the latest in a series of those ubiquitous yellow-covered Dummies books, was written by our own contributing editor (and American Photo technology editor) Russell Hart, with occasional assistance from a few POP PHOTO staffers.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0010.xml
article
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8
Snap shots
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Medic gets snappy with Marilyn
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The undulating walk, the swelling hips, the platinum curls, the beauty mark, the breathless voice, and the undefinable magic that was Marilyn Monroe: it was a spectacular sight, photographed by virtually all the major professional studio photographers and photojournalists the U.S. had to offer and...David Geary.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0011.xml
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9
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LEXAR: Lexar digital film
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LEXAR
Lexar digital film
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0012.xml
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10,11
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MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION: Sekonic L-508
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MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION
Sekonic L-508
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0013.xml
article
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Snap shots
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American memory goes global
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N.M.
When covering photo shows in “Snapshots,” we try to avoid those in one location in favor of shows that travel, so more of our readers can see them. Thanks to the Internet, many shows can now get to you—anywhere! The Library of Congress’ “American Memory” exhibition spans more than 100 years, from the 1800s to the 1960s, on its online site, www.loc.gov.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0014.xml
article
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12
Snap shots
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Great son of a tank
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P.K.
It took nearly 30 years for Pentax to redesign the legendary medium-format rollfilm camera renowned for its solid construction and convenient 35mm-like handling. But the result is a greatly improved machine that retains all the agreeable character of the original.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0015.xml
article
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12
Snap shots
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Photo editor picked
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S.F.
POP PHOTO’S longtime picture editor, Monica Cipnic, almost fell over her lightbox when she found out she was included with luminaries from the photo world in the Web magazine The Digital Journalist. Founded by Time magazine’s senior White House photographer, Dirck Halstead, the site ran a series of editorials written by Halstead on the status of the photo editor in today’s media, titled “Are Picture Editors an Endangered Species?”
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0016.xml
article
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12
Snap shots
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Publisher's error
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The November issue of POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY, pages 6 and 7, contained a Tokina lens advertisement featuring landscape pictures by famed scenic photographer Kathleen Norris Cook. Due to a printing error, her major photograph was erroneously printed in soft focus.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0017.xml
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13
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Pentax Corporation: Pentax 645N
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Pentax Corporation
Pentax 645N
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0018.xml
article
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Your Best Shot
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Your Best Shot
Location, location, location—it provides the context that helps define and showcase your subjects.
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1st ($300) Love among the ruins: In his native Belgrade, Serbia, Vladimir Milivojevic Boogie, now living in Sunnyside, New York, befriended this teenage gypsy couple and visited and photographed them many times in and around their impoverished home.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0019.xml
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15
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Olympus America Inc.: Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 80
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Olympus America Inc.
Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 80
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0020.xml
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17
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EPSON: EPSON Stylus Photo EX ink jet printer
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EPSON
EPSON Stylus Photo EX ink jet printer
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0021.xml
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18,19
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MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION: MAMIYA 7
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MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION
MAMIYA 7
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0022.xml
article
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SLR
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Two sturdy travel tripods beat flimsy blues
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Herbert Keppler
August was a desperation month for my “SLR” column in POP PHOTO. Having waited patiently for years, hoping some enlightened tripod manufacturer would produce a 60-inch-high, 20 inches or less folded, no more than 2-pound travel tripod, I gave up and advised readers to consider using a not-too-stable group of shortish, unsteady, flimsy tripods until something better came along.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0023.xml
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Kodak
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Kodak
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0024.xml
article
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SLR
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Input cookbook recipes by hand, typewriter, or computer? What nonsense. Use your camera!
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I admit to the luxury of having a low-cost Canon copier at home (even though everyone thinks I’m crazy not to use the POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY office machines). More often than not, I find articles in old bound magazines or material in reference books that I must copy.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0025.xml
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0026.xml
article
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SLR
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Want to test your lenses? Here's a chart that will let you do it.
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“How can I test my lens?” is probably one of the most asked reader questions. In days of yore, before electronic automation took over the POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY laboratory to the tune of a half million bucks, our late rival, Modern Photography, provided test information in lines-per-millimeter resolution, center and corner of picture, together with an estimate of what the lines per millimeter meant in terms of picture quality.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0027.xml
article
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SLR
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How to unfrizz the ends of overly long neckstraps
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Why are so many cloth-end neckstraps so long? Probably to accommodate possible 8-foot-tall basketball players. But when most of us relative shorties attach ’em to our cameras and make sure our cameras hang at proper chest level, we often wind up with lengthy, awkward strap ends.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0028.xml
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24a,24b,24c,24d,24e,24f,24g,24h
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Sony Electronics Inc.
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Sony Electronics Inc.
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0029.xml
article
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SLR
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Microdear microfiber cleaning cloths finally available in the U.S.
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For years I have been raving about what I think are the best lens- and camera-cleaning cloths anywhere—the Microdears, made in Japan by Etsumi Co. They are generously large and thick, available in bright colors but, alas, have been obtainable only in Japan—and even there they are often hard to find except at Yodobashi Camera stores.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0030.xml
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Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0031.xml
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Canon U.S.A., Inc.: Canon EF Lens
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Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon EF Lens
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0032.xml
article
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FEATURES
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THE PHOTO SHOW OF THE CENTURY!!
What was hot at the biggest biennial photo show on earth in Cologne, Germany? Enough to make a jalapeño jealous!
Miracle digital minilabs will solve your print problems!
THE MINILAB OF THE FUTURE...
...AND WHAT IT CAN DO
An autofocus Contax 645?! You’d better believe it!
Nikon’s Pronea S: simplest APS SLR yet
35mm Point & Shoots March on in Sensible Shoes
APS Camera Trek: The Next Generation
35mm Point & Shoot
APS Camera Trek
APS POINT & SHOOT
An incredible 28—300mm zoom plus complete redesigns, upgrades, and improved cosmetics.
Leica M6 Gets Autoflash
Digital Cameras: Resolution Soars, Prices Plummet!
Count on your digitals
New Films Boost Color and Sharpness
Polaroid lures kids with tiny prints, recyclable cameras, oddball names.
Automatic macro photo system from Goko
More mini marvels from Minox
Controls simpler than on P/S?
Leica and Minolta digital cameras
Rollei digital SLR!
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Peter Krause
Photokina '98, the last of these great international photo-graphic expositions of the 20th century, was undoubtedly more exciting and significant than any held in recent years. With digital and silver-halide technologies converging at a frantic pace, startling new developments in autofocus SLR systems, digital printers that promise the automatic elimination of redeye plus on-line enhancements in print quality, a raft of new films designed for greater sharpness, less grain, and improved color saturation, a proliferation of megapixel digital cameras providing near-photographic image quality at lower-than-ever prices, and scads of attractive new 35mm and APS point-and-shoots these are interesting times for any red-blooded photo enthusiast.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0033.xml
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Panasonic: PhotoShot
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Panasonic
PhotoShot
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0034.xml
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MINOLTA: Minolta XTsi
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MINOLTA
Minolta XTsi
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0035.xml
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34,35
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BRONICA: Zenzanon zoom lens
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BRONICA
Zenzanon zoom lens
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0036.xml
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36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,43a,43b,43c,43d,43e,43f
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POINT & SHOOT GUIDE
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0037.xml
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43g
43g
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Advertisement: POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY
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POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0038.xml
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43h
43h
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Advertisement
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0039.xml
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Hewlett-Packard Company: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SYSTEM
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Hewlett-Packard Company
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SYSTEM
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0040.xml
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47
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Hewlett-Packard Company: HP PhotoSmart C20 digital camera
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Hewlett-Packard Company
HP PhotoSmart C20 digital camera
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0041.xml
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48
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Advertisements
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LUMIQUEST
SOFTBOX
LUMIQUEST
PROMAX SYSTEM
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0042.xml
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49
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A TIFFEN Company: Soft/FX
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A TIFFEN Company
Soft/FX
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0043.xml
article
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Travel
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Travel
From the beaches of Cancún to the ruins of Chichón Itzá, the Yucatán peninsula is a photog’s paradise.
Fabulous folklore
Chichén Itzá
Tulum
Cozumel
If You Go
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Bob Krist
The cave opening is as black as a dark-room during a power failure. I check my mask and snorkel one last time before slipping into the cool, still water. With a guide and a powerful underwater flashlight leading the way, I slowly swim out of the daylight and into the mouth of Nohoch Nah Chich, or Giant House of the Birds, the largest underwater cave system in the world.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0044.xml
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Advertisements
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
Sigma APO
SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
APO Teleconverter
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0045.xml
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53
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA: SIGMA ZOOM LENSES
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
SIGMA ZOOM LENSES
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0046.xml
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55
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA: SIGMA 14mm f/2.8 EX HSM
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
SIGMA 14mm f/2.8 EX HSM
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0047.xml
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56
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G.V. Inc.: HAND-HELD CAMERA
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G.V. Inc.
HAND-HELD CAMERA
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0048.xml
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56
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Holland Photo
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Holland Photo
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0049.xml
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57
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MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION: Sekonic L-408 Multi-master
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MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION
Sekonic L-408 Multi-master
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0050.xml
review
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58,60,62,66,68,72,258
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22 TOP DIGITAL CAMERAS
This year, digital cameras have improved dramatically, with higher resolution, more neat features, and lower prices than ever!
AGFA EPHOTO 780
AGFA EPHOTO 1680
CANON POWERSHOT A5
CANON POWERSHOT PRO 70
CASIO QV-7000SX
EPSON PHOTOPC 700
FUJIFILM MX-500
FUJIFILM MX-700
HP PHOTOSMART C30
KODAK DC210 PLUS
KODAK DC-260
KONICA Q-M100V
MINOLTA DIMAGE EX ZOOM 1500
NIKON COOLPIX 900
OLYMPUS D-340L
OLYMPUS D-620L
PANASONIC PALMCAM DC1580
RICOH RDC-4200
RICOH RDC-4300
SONY MAVICA MVC-FD81
SONY MAVICA MVC-FD91
TOSHIBA PDR-M1
List of Manufacturers
AGFA
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AGFA
EPHOTO 780
$399
AGFA
EPHOTO 1680
$899
AGFA
POWERSHOT A5
$699
AGFA
POWERSHOT PRO 70
$1,199
AGFA
QV-7000SX
$699.95
AGFA
PHOTOPC 700
$599
AGFA
MX-500
$499
AGFA
MX-700
$665
AGFA
C30
$499
AGFA
DC210 PLUS
$599
AGFA
DC-260
$999
AGFA
Q-M100V
$799
AGFA
DIMAGE EX ZOOM 1500
$899
AGFA
COOLPIX 900
$739
AGFA
D-340L
$499
AGFA
D-620L
$1,199
AGFA
PALMCAM DC1580
$579
AGFA
RDC-4200
$499
AGFA
RDC-4300
$649
AGFA
MAVICA MVC-FD81
$899
AGFA
MAVICA MVC-FD91
$1,099
AGFA
PDR-M1
$499
Michael J. McNamara
Julia Silber
Been waiting till now to buy a digital camera? Congratulations! You've entered a buyers’ market, with more choices than ever at prices that are remarkably low compared to last year. Consider this: A year ago, only one digital camera in our roundup offered 1.3 megapixel resolution and built-in 3X zoom for under $1,300. (1.3 million pixels is approximately what you need to make photo-quality 5x7-inch prints on a good inkjet printer.)
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0051.xml
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PHOENIX
AF19-35mm
PHOENIX
AF28-105mm
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0052.xml
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61
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Ricoh: RDC-4300
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Ricoh
RDC-4300
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0053.xml
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63
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Tamron Industries, Inc.: Tamron's AF28-200mm
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Tamron Industries, Inc.
Tamron's AF28-200mm
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0054.xml
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64,65
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Advertisements
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NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
VIDEOTAPE TRAINING
NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
VOICE-ON-TAPE LESSONS
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0055.xml
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67
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Tamron Industries, Inc.: Tamron's SP 90mm macro
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Tamron Industries, Inc.
Tamron's SP 90mm macro
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0056.xml
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69
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Tamron Industries, Inc.: Tamron's SP 28-105mm
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Tamron Industries, Inc.
Tamron's SP 28-105mm
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0057.xml
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70,71
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Advertisement: Popular Photography
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Popular Photography
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0058.xml
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73
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FUJI PHOTO FILM U.S.A., INC.: MX-700 DIGITAL CAMERA
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FUJI PHOTO FILM U.S.A., INC.
MX-700 DIGITAL CAMERA
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0059.xml
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74
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R.T.S. Inc.: NOBLEX PANORAMIC CAMERAS
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R.T.S. Inc.
NOBLEX PANORAMIC CAMERAS
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0060.xml
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75
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SAUNDERS: Journalist ("J-Series")
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SAUNDERS
Journalist ("J-Series")
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0061.xml
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75
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Advertisements
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Brandess-Kalt-Aetna Group, Inc.
SP-1600
Brandess-Kalt-Aetna Group, Inc.
SP-3200
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0062.xml
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76
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ToCAD America Inc.: SLIK 700DX
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ToCAD America Inc.
SLIK 700DX
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0063.xml
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77
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Advertisements
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RITZ CAMERA CENTERS
Quantaray 383 Super
RITZ CAMERA CENTERS
Quantaray QAF6600
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0064.xml
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78,79
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Advertisements
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THK Photo Products Inc.
AF 28-70mm
THK Photo Products Inc.
AF 80-200mm
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0065.xml
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80
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Lowepro
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Lowepro
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0066.xml
article
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81,82,84,85
Sint's View
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Sint's View
Evolution, revolution, and a touch of status quo: for large-format shooters, the 1998 edition of Photokina had it all.
Digital lens lines
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[no value]
Steve Sint
Imagine a big city convention center. Imagine the convention center has a show floor as big as a football stadium...not just the field but the whole stadium. Now, imagine a trade show with 10 buildings that size, some with two floors. If you can picture all that, you’ve got some idea of the size of Cologne, Germany’s Photokina photo trade show.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0067.xml
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82
82
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[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
Tokina
AT-X 304AF
Tokina
AT-X 300AF
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0068.xml
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83
83
[no value]
[no value]
Tokina: AF353 35-300mm
[no value]
Tokina
AF353 35-300mm
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0069.xml
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84
84
[no value]
[no value]
Walt Disney World
[no value]
Walt Disney World
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0070.xml
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84
84
[no value]
[no value]
America Online, Inc.
[no value]
America Online, Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0071.xml
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85
85
[no value]
[no value]
LEICA
[no value]
LEICA
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0072.xml
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86
86
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION
Attache CL5000M
MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION
Portfolio CL5000L
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0073.xml
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86
86
[no value]
[no value]
American Heart Associations
[no value]
American Heart Associations
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0074.xml
article
86
86,87,88,90,222,228
Letters
[no value]
Letters
No contest
Don't get duped
Complaint complaint
Another angle
Knocking the knocks
Scanner symposium
Low-light color
Smoke and mirrors
ISO not so?
Grammatically yours
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
I enjoyed your Oct. ’98 issue. In the great article on winning photo contests (page 84), it states “Avoid contests with entry fees.” Isn’t that how the contest prize money is acquired? I entered a great photo in a no-fee contest run by a major newspaper.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0075.xml
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87
87
[no value]
[no value]
LEICA: Leica M6
[no value]
LEICA
Leica M6
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0076.xml
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88
88
[no value]
[no value]
TIME LIFE PHOTO LABORATORIES: Fuji E-6
[no value]
TIME LIFE PHOTO LABORATORIES
Fuji E-6
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0077.xml
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89
89
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
THK PHOTO PRODUCTS, INC.
AF 20-35mm
THK PHOTO PRODUCTS, INC.
AT-X 828 AF PRO
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0078.xml
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90
90
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
Tamrac, Inc.
MX382 Accessory Pocket
Tamrac, Inc.
MX378 Lens Case
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0079.xml
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91
91
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[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
ADORAMA Inc.
Pro Optic 5X
ADORAMA Inc.
Adorama King Tripod
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0080.xml
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92
92
[no value]
[no value]
Tamron Industries, Inc.
[no value]
Tamron Industries, Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0081.xml
article
93
93
FEATURES
[no value]
56 1999 TOP 35MM & APS CAMERAS 38 STAR ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ RATED
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
J.S
By and large, this has been a banner year for significant new camera intros, most of which breezed in during the final quarter of `98. On the top-tier SLR front, Minolta brought forth the Maxxum 9, a mighty, metal-clad, pro-caliber flagship and the first of its kind with a built-in flash.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0082.xml
review
94
94,95,96,97,98,99,100,101,102,103,104,105,106,107,108
FEATURES
[no value]
AUTOFOCUS 35MM SLR
CANON EOS-1N
CANON EOS-3
CANON EOS A2E
CANON EOS ELAN IIE
CONTAX AX
MINOLTA MAXXUM 9
MINOLTA MAXXUM 800si
MINOLTA MAXXUM 600si
NIKON F5
NIKON N90s
NIKON N70
OLYMPUS IS-3 DLX
PENTAX PZ-1p
PENTAX ZX-5N
SIGMA SA-5
CANON
[no value]
CANON
EOS-1N
$2,400
CANON
EOS-3
CANON
EOS A2E
$1,150
CANON
EOS ELAN IIE
$800
CANON
AX
$2,795
CANON
MAXXUM 9
CANON
MAXXUM 800si
$1,111
CANON
MAXXUM 600si
$733
CANON
F5
$3,090
CANON
N90s
$1,120
CANON
N70
$603
CANON
IS-3 DLX
$999
CANON
PZ-1p
$1,048
CANON
ZX-5N
$700
CANON
SA-5
$730
[no value]
Significance: The EOS-1/1N flag-ship, introduced almost a decade ago, has enjoyed the longest commercial run of any POPULAR “top” AF SLR. While some photographers are still awaiting the long-rumored pro-oriented, digital/film hybrid from Canon, others are perfectly satisfied with the terrific 35mm SLR that the EOS-1N most certainly is.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0083.xml
review
109
109,110,111,112,113
FEATURES
[no value]
AUTOEXPOSURE 35MM SLR
CONTAX ARIA
CONTAX RTS III
LEICA R8
MINOLTA X-700
OLYMPUS OM-4Ti
CONTAX
[no value]
CONTAX
ARIA
$849
CONTAX
RTS III
$3,538
CONTAX
R8
$2,595
CONTAX
X-700
S410
CONTAX
OM-4Ti
$1,819
[no value]
Significance: The Aria is to German cameras what the Volkswagen Beetle is to German cars: compact, somewhat lighthearted, and not necessarily made in Deutschland. If a “lighthearted” Contax strikes you as a contradiction in terms, that’s because Contax SLRs are usually no-nonsense tanks with alphanumeric names such as RTS III or 167 MT.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0084.xml
review
114
114
FEATURES
[no value]
MANUAL-EXPOSURE 35MM SLR
NIKON FM2N
NIKON
[no value]
NIKON
FM2N
$745
[no value]
Significance: Quite simply, the Nikon FM2N is a modern classic that is much admired by pros and serious amateurs as an exemplar of straightforward mechanical simplicity, dependability, and compactness even in this era dominated by autofocus, auto-exposure SLRs.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0085.xml
review
115
115,116,117
FEATURES
[no value]
AUTOEXPOSURE 35MM RANGEFINDER
CONTAX G2
HASSELBLAD XPAN
LEICA M6
CONTAX
[no value]
CONTAX
G2
$2,250
CONTAX
XPAN
CONTAX
M6
$2,295
[no value]
Significance: While it’s not quite as compact as the original Contax G1, the G2 is functionally superior in many ways. Happily, none of the improvements have compromised the camera’s elegance and refinement. Like the G1, the G2 is an interchangeable lens, breech-bayonet-mount, electronic AF rangefinder 35 built on a die-cast aluminum chassis, and clad in a posh titanium outer body.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0086.xml
review
118
118,119,120
FEATURES
[no value]
ADVANCED PHOTO SYSTEM SLR
CANON EOS IX
MINOLTA Vectis S-1
NIKON Pronea 6i
CANON
[no value]
CANON
EOS IX
$750
CANON
Vectis S-1
$359
CANON
Pronea 6i
$842
[no value]
Significance: Probably the best-selling of all Advanced Photo System AF SLRs, the Canon EOS IX is a high-tech wonder. The designers have taken virtually all the features of their EOS Elan II 35mm SLR and squeezed them niftily into a radically contoured but handsomely finished stainless steel—clad body accepting the whole 35mm SLR EOS line of autofocus lenses.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0087.xml
review
121
121,122,123,124,125,126,127,128,129,130
FEATURES
[no value]
POINT AND SHOOT 35MM
KONICA Hexar Silver
ROLLEI QZ 35T/35W
CANON Sure Shot Z135
CONTAX T VS II
FUJIFILM DL Super Mini Zoom
KONICA Z-up140 Super
LEICA minilux Zoom
MINOLTA TC-1
MINOLTA Freedom Zoom 140EX
NIKON 35Ti/28Ti
NIKON Zoom-Touch 800QD
OLYMPUS IS-20DLX
OLYMPUS Infinity Stylus Zoom 80 Wide DLX
PENTAX IQZoom 105WR
PENTAX IQZoom 928
RICOH GR1
RICOH Shotmaster 130 Super
SAMSUNG Maxima Zoom 145
KONICA
[no value]
KONICA
Hexar Silver
$1,200
KONICA
QZ 35T/35W
$2,495
KONICA
Sure Shot Z135
$420
KONICA
T VS II
$1,050
KONICA
DL Super Mini Zoom
$420
KONICA
Z-up140 Super
$455
KONICA
minilux Zoom
$945
KONICA
TC-1
$1,450
KONICA
Freedom Zoom 140EX
$426
KONICA
35Ti/28Ti
$1,120
KONICA
Zoom-Touch 800QD
$365
KONICA
IS-20DLX
$591
KONICA
Infinity Stylus Zoom 80 Wide DLX
$419
KONICA
IQZoom 105WR
$367
KONICA
IQZoom 928
$367
KONICA
GR1
$929
KONICA
Shotmaster 130 Super
$500
KONICA
Maxima Zoom 145
$499
[no value]
Significance: Most people have stopped worrying about the designation of the Konica Hexar. A point-and-shoot? Well, yes, in terms of convenience and speed. A pro rangefinder? Yes again, for its optical quality and control. The Hexar simply defines its own unique category: the autofocus, multimode non-SLR, a camera that can make both a camera enthusiast and a weekend point-and-shooter happy.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0088.xml
review
131
131
FEATURES
[no value]
POCKET 35mm POINT AND SHOOT
KONICA Big Mini F
OLYMPUS Infinity Stylus Epic
YASHICA T4 Super
KONICA
[no value]
KONICA
Big Mini F
$370
KONICA
Infinity Stylus Epic
$218
KONICA
T4 Super
$380
[no value]
Significance: After a brief hiatus, Konica is once again making a camera in its groundbreaking A4 series of pocketables. And the Big Mini F is a goody: a handsome camera with a fast f/2.8 lens. Features: The Big Mini F has the standard flash options (autoflash, autoflash with antiredeye, flash on, flash off), plus infinity lock, self-timer, and exposure compensation of ±1.5 EV.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0089.xml
review
132
132,133,134,135
FEATURES
[no value]
ADVANCED PHOTO SYSTEM POINT AND SHOOT
CANON ELPH 370Z
CONTAX T ix
FUJIFILM Endeavor 3500ix
KODAK Advantix 5800MRX
MINOLTA Vectis 300 Beam
PENTAX efina
NIKON Nuvis 160i
Yashica Acclaim Profile 4000ix
CANON
[no value]
CANON
ELPH 370Z
$500
CANON
T ix
$899
CANON
Endeavor 3500ix
$480
CANON
Advantix 5800MRX
$549
CANON
Vectis 300 Beam
$504
CANON
efina
$350
CANON
Nuvis 160i
$340
CANON
Acclaim Profile 4000ix
$499
[no value]
Significance: Cleverly disguised as the original ELPH—that paradigm of sophisticated outlandishness— this potent pixie from Canon has a full 3:1 zoom squeezed into a stainless steel body that is, remarkably, only 1 ounce heavier and no more than ⅜inch bigger in any dimension than the original (and very much current) ELPH.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0090.xml
article
136
136,137
FEATURES
[no value]
LENS TESTS
CANON 100mm f/2.8 Macro AF
MINOLTA 100mm f/2.8 Macro AF
PENTAX 100mm f/2.8 Macro AF
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Hands on: Of average length and weight, lens is black semi-gloss with a ⅝-inch manual focusing ring covered in matte black and ribbed synthetic rubber. Located midbarrel, manual-focusing ring is a bit over-damped, in our opinion. The three focusing scales—metric, English, and magnification ratios (1:1 to 1:4)—are rendered in white, green, and yellow decals, respectively.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0091.xml
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137
137
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
PHOTOGENIC WAREHOUSE
PG3000CU
PHOTOGENIC WAREHOUSE
PG2800CU
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0092.xml
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137
137
[no value]
[no value]
STUTTERING FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
[no value]
STUTTERING FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0093.xml
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138
138,139
[no value]
[no value]
Samy's Camera
[no value]
Samy's Camera
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0094.xml
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140
140,141,142,143
[no value]
[no value]
BEACH CAMERA
[no value]
BEACH CAMERA
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0095.xml
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144
144,145,146
[no value]
[no value]
PHOTO SHOPPING
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0096.xml
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147
147
[no value]
[no value]
PALM BEACH PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTRE
[no value]
PALM BEACH PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTRE
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0097.xml
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148
148
[no value]
[no value]
CAMERA SOUND
[no value]
CAMERA SOUND
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0098.xml
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149
149
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement: popular PHOTOGRAPHY
[no value]
[no value]
popular PHOTOGRAPHY
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0099.xml
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150
150,151
[no value]
[no value]
Family Photo & Video
[no value]
Family Photo & Video
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0100.xml
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152
152,153,154,155,156,157,158,159,160
[no value]
[no value]
CAMERA WORLD
[no value]
CAMERA WORLD
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0101.xml
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161
161
[no value]
[no value]
Olympus Sweepstakes: OLYMPUS IS-20 DLX
[no value]
Olympus Sweepstakes
OLYMPUS IS-20 DLX
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0102.xml
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162
162,163,164
[no value]
[no value]
THE CAMERA CLUB
[no value]
THE CAMERA CLUB
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0103.xml
article
164
164,166,172
Just Out
[no value]
Just Out
Direct to floppy!
Go ahead: have a ball!
It goes up, down, and...sideways?
A flash bracket for squares
Suite imaging
Not-so-bare barebulb
A 3M m-m-micro fiber
Kinoptik lenses in T-mounts
Grip ahoy!
Wider options for Canon owners
Power for Kodak digital cams
Wet or dry...
Yet another digital battery solution
New zoom flash
Better pix per pound
Hassie zoom from Fuji?
Professor Franklin, I presume
Yes, you can can!
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
"Handy" is the operative word for Sony's new Digital Handycam, the DCR-TRV900 ($2,599). Handy because, in addition to recording video, it can record digital still images to a floppy disk (see photo) or PC card. The Sony camcorder also boasts three CCDs, progressive scan, as well as interlaced modes, Super Optical Steady-shot, and manual control of all aspects of exposure.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0104.xml
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165
165
[no value]
[no value]
J&R
[no value]
J&R
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0105.xml
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166
166
[no value]
[no value]
COAST TO COAST
[no value]
COAST TO COAST
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0106.xml
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167
167,168,169
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0107.xml
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170
170,171
[no value]
[no value]
MARINE PARK
[no value]
MARINE PARK
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0108.xml
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172
172
[no value]
[no value]
SUNSET color lab
[no value]
SUNSET color lab
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0109.xml
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173
173
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement: POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY
[no value]
[no value]
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0110.xml
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174
174,175,176,177
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0111.xml
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178
178,179,180,181,182,183,184,185,186,187,188,189,190,191,192,193,194,195,196,197,200,201,202,203,204,205,206,207,208,209,210,211,212,213,214,215,216,217,218,219,220,221
[no value]
[no value]
B&H
[no value]
B&H
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0112.xml
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222
222
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
Tri State Camera & Video
AF28-200 Super
Tri State Camera & Video
AF70-300mm
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0113.xml
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223
223,224,225,226,227
[no value]
[no value]
Tri State Camera & Video
[no value]
Tri State Camera & Video
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0114.xml
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228
228
[no value]
[no value]
anto
[no value]
anto
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0115.xml
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228
228
[no value]
[no value]
Save America's Forests
[no value]
Save America's Forests
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0116.xml
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228
228
[no value]
[no value]
CompuServe Interactive Services, Inc.
[no value]
CompuServe Interactive Services, Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0117.xml
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229
229
[no value]
[no value]
WORLDWIDE ENTERPRISES
[no value]
WORLDWIDE ENTERPRISES
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0118.xml
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230
230,231,232
[no value]
[no value]
PHOTO GRAPHIC PHOTO & VIDEO, INC.
[no value]
PHOTO GRAPHIC PHOTO & VIDEO, INC.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0119.xml
article
232
232,234,246,282
What's ?N
[no value]
What's ? N
Exhibitions, Contests, & Workshops
EXHIBITIONS
CONTESTS
WORKSHOPS
Correspondence
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CALIFORNIA A Portrait of our Times; through Jan. 3. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third St., San Francisco, CA 94103, 415-357-4000. Lynn Geesaman; through Dec. 24. Robert Koch Gallery, 49 Geary St., San Francisco, CA 94108, 415-421-0122.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0120.xml
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233
233,234
[no value]
[no value]
PHOTO GRAPHIC PHOTO & VIDEO, INC.
[no value]
PHOTO GRAPHIC PHOTO & VIDEO, INC.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0121.xml
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235
235
[no value]
[no value]
PHOTO GRAPHIC PHOTO & VIDEO, INC.
[no value]
PHOTO GRAPHIC PHOTO & VIDEO, INC.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0122.xml
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236
236,237,238,239
[no value]
[no value]
CCI CAMERA CITY Inc.
[no value]
CCI CAMERA CITY Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0123.xml
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240
240,241,242,243,244,245
[no value]
[no value]
HONEST ABE'S focus Camera & Video
[no value]
HONEST ABE'S focus Camera & Video
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0124.xml
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246
246
[no value]
[no value]
WORLD Photo, Video & Imaging, Corp.
[no value]
WORLD Photo, Video & Imaging, Corp.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0125.xml
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247
247
[no value]
[no value]
WORLD Photo, Video & Imaging, Corp.
[no value]
WORLD Photo, Video & Imaging, Corp.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0126.xml
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248
248,249,250,251,252,253
[no value]
[no value]
ABE'S CAMERA AND ELECTRONICS
[no value]
ABE'S CAMERA AND ELECTRONICS
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0127.xml
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254
254
[no value]
[no value]
AAA CAMERA EXCHANGE, INC.
[no value]
AAA CAMERA EXCHANGE, INC.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0128.xml
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255
255
[no value]
[no value]
21st Century
[no value]
21st Century
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0129.xml
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256
256,257,258,259
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Discovery CAMERAS AND ELECTRONICS
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Discovery CAMERAS AND ELECTRONICS
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0130.xml
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0131.xml
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0132.xml
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Too hot to handle
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Too hot to handle
Honest, forthright answers to your most probing questions
Iced by prices
Minimal MAX
Diffraction dilemma
Infra-stricture
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In January 1995 I bought a Nikon N70 from one of your well-known mail-order advertisers. I paid $699.95, and in your latest issue the same camera is being advertised for as little as $360. In July 1996 I bought a JVC GR-DV1 camcorder from the same firm for $2,395, and now I see it advertised for as low as $870.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0133.xml
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0134.xml
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0135.xml
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0136.xml
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0137.xml
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Time Exposure
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Time Exposure
How we looked and what we wrote back then.
50 years ago
25 years ago
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Jason Schneider
The eerie-looking alien on our December ’48 cover is only a plaster cast, transformed by the creative lighting of Erwin Blumenfeld, who lit it by placing red, yellow, and green cellophane sheets over three separate spotlights. He balanced the illumination levels in each color by taking meter readings and adding or subtracting sheets as needed, and took the shot with an 8x10 Grover View and 14-inch Ektar lens.
PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0138.xml
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285
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NIKON: Nikon Coolpix 900s
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NIKON
Nikon Coolpix 900s
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0139.xml
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286
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA: SIGMA SA-5
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
SIGMA SA-5
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PopularPhotography_19981201_0062_012_0140.xml