Issue: 19990101

Friday, January 1, 1999
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0001.xml
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MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION: Mamiya 645 PRO TL
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MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION
Mamiya 645 PRO TL
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0002.xml
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0003.xml
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0004.xml
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ToCAD America Inc.: 300DX
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ToCAD America Inc.
300DX
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0005.xml
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POPULER PHOTOGRAPHY
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0006.xml
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RITZ CAMERA CENTERS
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RITZ CAMERA CENTERS
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0007.xml
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Snap shots
Wedding pro published
Wolfe joins the retail pack
Black-and-white is alive and well
Is photography a mystery to you?
Shows celebrate Eisie’s 100th
Going on and going strong
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Steve Sint’s new book, Wedding Photography: Art, Business and Style (Silver Pixel Press, $29.95), overflows with his enthusiasm, curiosity, and pride in a profession that’s so often pooh-poohed by others. Among its many accomplishments, the book is a great restorative for wedding shooters who’ve felt kicked around for too long.
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0008.xml
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MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION
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MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0009.xml
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SLR
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Beware of filters and sunshades that don't fit together.
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Herbert Keppler
Do sunshades really work? Most of the time, I doubt it. I find the chances slim that stray light or sunrays will be stopped in their tracks even by welldesigned sunshades. Inevitably, for me at least, undesirable light sneaks within the angle protected by the sunshade and does its damage there.
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SLR
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Warning! Your checked airline baggage and film may be zapped by ruinous X-rays when you least expect it.
HAS YOUR FILM IN CHECKED LUGGAGE BEEN ZAPPED BY THE NEW X-RAY MACHINES?
If you want to use bounce flash, make sure your unit swivels as well as tilts, or say good-bye to vertical shots.
Improving our-of-focus images.
How to solve the multiple-sized filter, rotating lens, and lost or strayed lenscap dilemmas.
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Until last June, when traveling by air, I always packed all my film, both unexposed and shot, in my checked luggage and never gave its safety a second thought. But in the May ’98 issue of POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY we ran a warning about the possible ruinous effect on film of the new Invision CTX-5000 X-ray units now being installed in U.S. and foreign airports to detect explosives in checked luggage.
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0011.xml
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0012.xml
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MINOLTA
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MINOLTA
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0013.xml
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Nikon: N90s
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Nikon
N90s
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0014.xml
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SIGMA ZOOM LENSES
Sigma APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX HSM
SIGMA ZOOM LENSES
APO Teleconverter 1.4X EX
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0015.xml
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SIX TIPS FOR IMPROVING COLOR
A pro shows you some simple ways to get more keepers per roll.
1 Shoot a vertical or a horizontal? Do both.
2 Try using filters in different ways.
3 Bracket exposures to get the right shot.
4 Carry a lenscloth to clean windows.
5 Change exposures for different moods.
6 Use warming filters, but which one is right?
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Lou Jawitz carries out photo assignments all over the world for leading publications. But when not so engaged, he goes shooting whatever he wants—as most of us do, just for the pleasure of taking pictures (but admittedly maybe adding to his stock portfolio of pictures, too).
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0017.xml
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Just Out
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Just Out
Class glass
Project success
Groovy Ruvi
Custom cases
Stow it with style
Slide your way to swings and tilts
Hybrid bag
Now in manual
It’s a snap!
Hasselblad USA
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Hasselblad USA
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Hasselblad, the Swedish camera maker, is upgrading its line of Carl Zeissmade, leaf-shurtterequipped CF lenses. Claimed improvements to the new CFi and CFe optics include more effective reflection-reducing inner surfaces, more durable shutter springs, positive-locking PC sockets, redesigned focusing helicals, a reinforced rear bayonet, and updated cosmetics. Prices vary with the lens, of course, but there’s (initially) no price increase between the CF and CFi/e series optics. The “i,” by the way, stands for improved, and the “e” indicates lenses that are electronically coupled to 200-series, camerabody AE. systems. (Hasselblad USA, 10 Madison Rd., Fairfield, NJ 07004.)
Hasselblad USA
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$1,395
If you’ve ever produced a slide show with fancy dissolves, fades, and superimposed images, you know how important slide registration is. The Leica Pradovit-RT-s ($1,395) and RT-m ($1,895) round-tray projectors are said to consistently lock your images in the slide gate to within a 50th of a millimeter — precise enough for you to superimpose images with unusual exactness. Other features: rapid (.88 sec) slide change, multicoated heat filters and condensers for increased light transmission, a backlit control panel, infrared or wired remote control, and a P-bus input for PC-controlled operation. The RT-m also includes a P-bus output connection for linking a second computercontrolled projector. (Leica Camera, 156 Ludlow Ave., Northvale, NJ 07647.)
Hasselblad USA
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$799
Ruvi is a short name for a tiny camcorder. With dimensions of 4.9x2.6x1.7 inches and weight of under 1 pound, it looks and feels more like a digital still camera than a Hi8 camcorder capable of recording up to 30 minutes of video onto its internal cartridge. In fact, it can record up to 255 still images (stillvideo quality, not digital) with five seconds of audio attached to each. You can download what you’ve recorded onto a VCR or any analog recording device, and then reuse the cartridge. Two AA batteries supply power for up to one hour. The Ruvi ($799) also has a 3X optical zoom lens with macro mode, a 2.5-inch LCD screen, and a built-in speaker. (Sony Electronics, Sony Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656.)
Hasselblad USA
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Do you have a tripod, lightstand, or large lens in need of a case? Now you can get a hardwalled case custom-made to the size you specify at a price you can probably live with. Starting at about $40, each SpaceCase from .Melmat Inc. is constructed of hard ABS plastic to any (reasonable) size you specify. Standard colors are black and white, but a variety of other colors and custom-cut cushioning foams are available at additional cost. Turnaround time is a mere 6 to 10 working days. (Melmat Inc., 5333 Industrial Dr., Huntington Beach. CA 92649.)
Hasselblad USA
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The Case Logic line of compact CBV camera bags is designed for camcorders, but it’s well suited to small-system 35mm rigs as well. The largest, the CBV-25, for example, measures 10½x5x6 inches (inside), enough space for a 35mm SLR body, two lenses, and a flash. Other features: adjustable interior dividers, eight accessory pockets for up to a dozen rolls of film, protective padding, removable shoulder strap, and more. The CBV line uses a new, multilayer material that looks and feels to us like textured leather. We can’t vouch for performance, but with prices ranging from $30 to $40 plus very attractive styling, the CBV bags score high in both the value and the looks departments. (Case Logic, 6303 Dry Creek Pkwy., Longmont, CO 80503.)
Hasselblad USA
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The Horseman digital-back slide adapter lets you mount a Hasselblad digital back into the film plane of most 4x5 cameras. Result? Digital photographers now can swing and tilt just like old times. The adapter ($1,750) is claimed to shift between an etched, 6x6 groundglass for viewing and the Hasselblad digital back for capture, with no noticeable shaking or disruption between the two. Weighing almost 2 pounds, Horseman’s Digital Back Slide Adapter is 9x4⅞x1 inches, made of heavy-duty metal, and should be available when you read this. (Horseman USA, P.O. Box 360, Edgewater, NJ 07020-1137.)
Hasselblad USA
Sunbounce III G:Stop
California Sunbounce III G:Stop camera bags are hybrids of hardand soft-walled camera bags. Made of a lightweight, durable canvaslike fabric similar to most soft-walled camera bags, the G:Stop bags add an “anticompression spreader bar” in the bag’s lid that maintains bag shape even when the contents weigh up to 110 pounds. The makers claim that, whether you lift the bag from its shoulder strap or hand grip, the bag won’t exert pressure on contents by collapsing in on itself. Other pluses include quickaccess lens pockets, lockable zippers, and a harness for converting the bag to a backpack. The G:Stop bags, which are made by a German firm, are available in two sizes over the Internet. (www.sunbounce.com)
Hasselblad USA
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Tamron’s most popular autofocus zoom, the 28-200 mm f/3.8-5.6 AF LD Super, is now available in manual focus via its Adaptall-2 lensmount system. The cosmetically improved newcomer has new focusingand zoom-ring texturing, and will mount on more than 200 current and out-ofproduction manual-focus SLRs. With a 7.1X zoom range, internal focusing, aspheric elements, and low-dispersion glass, the lens comes in a conveniently sized package (1 pound, 3½ inches tall) and sells for $529. Taking 72mm filters and focusing down to 31½ inches (1:6.4), it’s sold with the bayoneting adapter included. (Tamron Industries, Inc., 125 Schmitt Blvd., Farmingdale, NY 11735.)
Hasselblad USA
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Have you heard the latest thing in lens filtration? It’s the Elastomeric Tension Device (ETD), otherwise known as a rubber band. Lee Filters uses an ETD to mount its new Gel Snap filter holder in front of 35mm lenses with diameters of 4 inches or less. The Gel Snap accepts 4x4inch polyester or gelatin filters, such as those in Lee’s framed polyester filter line, and is sold separately (list price, $20) or bundled with Lee’s polyester filter kits ($75). Using the Gel Snap holders with Lee filters offers an added benefit: the filter name is displayed in a window cut for that purpose in the Gel Snap's plastic frame. What about the ETD? You supply that yourself! (Lee Filters, 2237 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505.)
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0018.xml
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Pentax Corporation: ZX-10
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Pentax Corporation
ZX-10
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FIRST LOOK
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NIKON CLEVERLY SQUEEZES TOP F5 FEATURES INTO SMALLER, LIGHTER, LOWER-PRICED SLR
WHAT’S NEW AT A GLANCE
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Herbert Keppler
Never before has any camera maker so niftily skimmed the cream features from its supersuccessful top-of-the-line pro SLR, pared off more than one third of its weight (and size), and from the cream, created a new, more compact, lean, mean professional machine.
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0020.xml
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THK PHOTO PRODUCTS, INC.: TOKINA
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THK PHOTO PRODUCTS, INC.
TOKINA
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0021.xml
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THK Photo Products, Inc.: Tokina
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THK Photo Products, Inc.
Tokina
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0022.xml
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Digital Just Out
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Digital Just Out
Print photos on anything
All-in-one scanner
Super affordable supercomputer
The pen is mightier than the mouse
Home for the holidays
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MD-5000
$100
The Alps MD-5000 ($599) dual-mode printer offers photo-quality desktop printing, plus a variety of features not found on any other desktop printer. In Micro Dry print mode, the MD-5000 can output photo-quality, long-lasting prints on just about any surface, including plain paper. It does this by using a 2400 dpi, variabledot print engine and Alps waterproof, fade resistant, Micro Dry inks. The printer can hold up to seven ink ribbons at a time, allowing you to mix metallic inks (an Alps exclusive) with CMYK inks. An econo-black ribbon can be used up to 20 times for low-cost B&W printing, and a reversible Finish cartridge is available. In dyesublimation mode, which requires an upgrade kit (under $100), the MD-5000 can output even higherquality photographic images at 600 dpi onto special dye-sub paper. The versatile printer offers a parallel connection for PCs and a SCSI connection to Macs. A USB connection kit is optional, as are a PostScript 3.0 driver, T-shirt transfer papers, and metallic ribbons, (http://www.alpsusa.com or 800-825-2577.)
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Who needs to clutter up an already crowded computer desktop by buying separate scanners for color prints and film? Not to mention the extra cost! Now there’s an alternative. The new Agfa DuoScan T1200 ($699) covers both bases. It’s an A4-sized (8½x14-inch) flatbed scanner featuring TwinPlate technology (a separate glass bed) for scanning up to 8x10-inch films. It boasts an optical resolution of 600x1200 ppi (enough to produce an over-200MB scan from an A4-sized print and a 3.25MB scan from a 35mm slide or negative), as well as 36-bit color depth and a 2.85 density range. Scanning is fast, and made simpler by an impressive software bundle that includes Agfa’s own FotoLook 3.0 and ColorTune software. FotoLook optimizes print and color negative scanning, and ColorTune helps improve color accuracy for all scans. In addition, Omnipage LE OCR software and Corel PhotoPaint 8.0 are included for both Mac and PC platforms. (http://www.agfahome.com or 888-281-2302.)
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If you're looking for a computer with enough power to send your digital darkroom software into hyperdrive, the new HP Pavilion 8635 might be the ticket. It features a blazingly fast 450 MHz Pentium II processor. 128MB RAM memory (396MB max), and a 10.5GB hard drive. But it’s not just pure speed and lots of space to store images that qualifies this computer for the digital retouching hall of fame; it’s all the other photo-friendly hardware and software extras that ship with it. Among the best of these are the accelerated graphics card with 8MB of RAM that offers high-resolution, fullcolor views of your photos, and also speeds up zooming and scrolling. Digital camera owners will appreciate the extra serial connector on the front of the HP tower that allows you to hook up a camera without jockeying around behind your desk. There’s also a multimedia hub that doubles as a monitor base for the optional 17-inch monitor shown. The hub includes video and sound input and output jacks, plus USB connectors for external devices. The computer features built-in video capture and editing capabilities so you can turn your camcorder into a still capture device. It ships with image retouching, business, illustration, and internet access programs. The multimedia monitor has an integrated microphone that allows you to speak directly into the monitor when making phone calls and video phone calls via the computer’s 56K flex modem. Brackets on each side support the included Polk Audio speakers. Street price: $1,999 for computer, $449 for 17-inch Pavilion monitor, (http://www.hp.com or 800-PCHOME1.)
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If you want to get serious about image editing and retouching, toss your mouse or track ball aside and pick up a pressure-sensitive tablet, like the new 6x8-inch Wacom Intuos tablet (street price, $320). This wireless pen and tablet setup offers more flexibility and control than any device we’ve used. It features a variety of batteryless pen and brush tools, each offering over 1,000 levels of sensitivity, and a built-in chip that identifies the tool to the pallet. This last feature means that you can use several brushes during a retouching project, and each can be set to a different tool. In fact, all of the Intuos tablets (from 4x5 to 12x18 inches) accept up to two devices at once, so you can retouch using both hands! Each tool offers extensive control of a variety of settings, like pressure sensitivity, brush sizes, and stylus button operation. Two new tools are available. The first is the Intuos Airbrush, which looks and feels like a real airbrush tool and allows you to simultaneously vary up to six different settings with a single hand. The other is the Intuos 4D Mouse, which can be adapted to either hand and features a thumbwheel control for zooming. Available for Mac, PC, and SGI computers, the Intuos tablet also ships with MetaCreations Painter Classic and Wacom’s PenTools 3.0, a set of eight plug-in filters for Adobe Photoshop, (http://www.wacom.com or 360-896-9833.)
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Adobe PhotoDeluxe Home Edition 3.0 is the newest version of Adobe’s best-selling retouching program ($49.95). As with previous editions, users can quickly retouch photos using a variety of tools and easy-tofollow guides. This version includes a BodySwitch control that lets you quickly exchange heads between photos, or add elements to a portrait. A SmartSelect tool automatically traces objects within an image, allowing you to remove or enhance them, and the Adobe Connectables feature lets users download free projects, clip art, and additional Avery templates from the Web every month. A unique feature is a seasonal clock within the program that automatically opens templates and projects based on the time of year. For example, in December, special Christmas templates for making greeting cards appear. To help keep track of your photos and projects, PhotoDeluxe also includes a built-in cataloging extension. Version 3.0 is exclusively for Windows 95/98 on PCs. (http://www.adobe.com or 800-888-6293.)
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0023.xml
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Nikon Inc.
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Nikon Inc.
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Not A Pretty World
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Not A Pretty World
“I don’t want to go to the show. It’s too depressing.”
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Herbert Keppler
As in years past, the exhibit of winning pictures from the 1998 World Press Photo Contest was not simply a bed of photographic roses. One young editor we know begged off going to see the exhibit, claiming the show is always too depressing. And since the world press reflects what is happening in the world internationally, certainly a great percentage of the photographs portray, starkly but magnificently, international horror that many of us would often prefer to comfortably ignore in favor of sports events, happy times, and pictures of more limited local disasters.
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0025.xml
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Tamron Industries, Inc.: TAMRON
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Tamron Industries, Inc.
TAMRON
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0026.xml
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Tocad America, Inc.
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Tocad America, Inc.
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0027.xml
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Tocad America
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Tocad America
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0028.xml
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Photo tronics
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Photo tronics
You’ll get a real re-charge out of the latest crop of NiCd and NiMH AA cells. Here’s how they stack up.
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James Bailey
There is a raft of new rechargeable AA batteries out there in the marketplace, both the traditional NiCd type and the new nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) cells that are environmentally friendlier. Let’s look at some of these new power sources (and their chargers) to see how well they perform in actual use in flash gear, as well as on a straight rundown comparison test.
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0029.xml
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Nikon Inc.
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Nikon Inc.
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0030.xml
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hollandphoto
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hollandphoto
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0031.xml
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ArtStudy♦Givemy
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ArtStudy♦Giverny
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0032.xml
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BOOK REVIEW
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John Hart. Amphoto, Inc
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John Hart. Amphoto, Inc
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$24.95
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Combine lighting diagrams, pointby-point descriptions of procedures, and photographs of the subject and the setups, and you’ve got a helpful instruction book. Hart concludes each of the 50 sections by analyzing several photographs taken at the shoot.
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Advertisement: Lowepro
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Lowepro
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0034.xml
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Letters
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Letters
Not the whole picture
Vintage manipulations
Digital skulduggery
POP ROM?
No ND, no fill flash
The long and short of it
Red fish, blue fish
Zeiss lens confusion
Mirror rebuff
Helpful Hint
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I purchased a Minolta Maxxum XTsi just as it entered the market. I needed to quickly replace an ailing Minolta 5000i, which was my primary camera. I am not a professional photographer, but I am better than average when it comes to composition. My mouth watered as I read several reports previewing the XTsi and all its features, such as reported in your June '98 issue (“SLR,” page 18).
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Photographer's WAREHOUSE
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Photographer's WAREHOUSE
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0036.xml
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THK PHOTO PRODUCTS, INC.: HOYA
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THK PHOTO PRODUCTS, INC.
HOYA
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0037.xml
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Advertisements
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Tamrac, Inc.
787 Extreme Super Photo Backpack
Tamrac, Inc.
707 Half Moon Hip Pack
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0038.xml
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ADORAMA Inc.
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ADORAMA Inc.
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0039.xml
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0040.xml
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America Online, Inc.
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America Online, Inc.
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0041.xml
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Booth Photographic Ltd.: SUNPAK
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Booth Photographic Ltd.
SUNPAK
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0042.xml
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FUJI PHOTO FILM U.S.A. INC.
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FUJI PHOTO FILM U.S.A. INC.
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0043.xml
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5th ANNUAL GREAT PICTURE CONTEST WINNERS
Grand Prize Winner
First Prize Winners
Second Prize Winners
Third Prize Winners
Honorable Mentions
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POP PHOTO'S Annual Great Picture Contest continues to generate some amazing stats. As in past years, the 62 winning images presented on these pages were selected from over 60,000 photos submitted by more than 10,000 entrants and, as usual, they came from every state in the union and the far-flung corners of the globe.
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NOTES ON THE PICTURES
GRAND PRIZE
FIRST PRIZES
SECOND PRIZES
THIRD PRIZES
HONORABLE MENTIONS
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Although taken recently, this image has a timeless quality reminiscent of the classic European cityscapes of Atget, Brassai, or Kertész. In photographer Diane Kaye's words: “It was taken in the summer in Appenzell, a small town in Switzerland.
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0045.xml
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81
81
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[no value]
Tamron industries, Inc.
[no value]
Tamron industries, Inc.
[no value]
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0046.xml
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83
83
[no value]
[no value]
Tamron Industries, Inc.
[no value]
Tamron Industries, Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0047.xml
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85
85
[no value]
[no value]
MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION: SEKONIC
[no value]
MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION
SEKONIC
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0048.xml
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87
87
[no value]
[no value]
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0049.xml
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88
88,89
[no value]
[no value]
Samy's Camera
[no value]
Samy's Camera
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0050.xml
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90
90
[no value]
[no value]
LENS TEST 80-200mm F/4.5-5.6D AF NIKKOR
Good, budget-priced Nikkor—made in China!
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[no value]
Hands on: Well-made, compact (at minimum zoom), lightweight, polycarbonatebarrel construction. Smooth operating, easy-to-grip zoom ring with plastic-studded surface. Autofocusing is smooth, but well-ribbed manual focus ring is narrow and moves somewhat coarsely.
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0051.xml
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90
90
[no value]
[no value]
LENS TEST 50mm f/2.8 AF Macro SIGMA EX
A sparkling 50mm Macro from Sigma
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Hands on: Average in size with a bit of extra weight for its class due to metal used in barrels and stainless steel mount. Nicely finished in matte black paint containing tiny metallic “sparkles.” Very legible whiteon-black distance, aperture, and magnification scales, but metric and footage distances are not differentiated by color, and footages below the 1-foot mark are given in not very useful decimalized feet (such as 0.22 feet).
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0052.xml
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91
91,92,93,94,95
[no value]
[no value]
BEACH CAMERA
[no value]
BEACH CAMERA
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0053.xml
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96
96,97
[no value]
[no value]
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[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0054.xml
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98
98
[no value]
[no value]
SUNSET color lab.
[no value]
SUNSET color lab.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0055.xml
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99
99,100,101
[no value]
[no value]
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[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0056.xml
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102
102
[no value]
[no value]
SONY
[no value]
SONY
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0057.xml
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103
103
[no value]
[no value]
Olympus Sweepstakes: OLYMPUS IS-20 DLX
[no value]
Olympus Sweepstakes
OLYMPUS IS-20 DLX
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0058.xml
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104
104
[no value]
[no value]
anto
[no value]
anto
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0059.xml
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104
104
[no value]
[no value]
G.V. Inc.
[no value]
G.V. Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0060.xml
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104
104
[no value]
[no value]
National Eye Institute
[no value]
National Eye Institute
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0061.xml
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104
104
[no value]
[no value]
SFWORKSHOP
[no value]
SFWORKSHOP
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0062.xml
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105
105
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0063.xml
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106
106,107
[no value]
[no value]
PHOTO SHOPPING
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0064.xml
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108
108,109
[no value]
[no value]
MARINE PARK
[no value]
MARINE PARK
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0065.xml
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110
110,111
[no value]
[no value]
THE CAMERA CLUB
[no value]
THE CAMERA CLUB
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0066.xml
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112
112,113,114,115,116,117,118,119,120
[no value]
[no value]
CAMERA WORLD
[no value]
CAMERA WORLD
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0067.xml
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121
121
[no value]
[no value]
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0068.xml
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122
122
[no value]
[no value]
SLIK DIVISION OF TOCAD AMERICA, INC.: SLIK
[no value]
SLIK DIVISION OF TOCAD AMERICA, INC.
SLIK
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0069.xml
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122
122
[no value]
[no value]
SLIK DIVISION OF TOCAD AMERICA, INC.: SLIK
[no value]
SLIK DIVISION OF TOCAD AMERICA, INC.
SLIK
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0070.xml
article
122
122,126,127,172
[no value]
[no value]
Ask the collector
Looking for a new tack in camera collecting? How about classic point-and-shoot 35’s!
More collectible P/S cameras
[no value]
[no value]
Jason Schneider
Last month, a longtime reader from L.A. e-mailed me a barrage of questions concerning his faithful Olympus XA, including the usual “big three”—“Is it rare? Is it collectible? How much is it worth?” (Answers in caption on next page.) He concluded with a disarmingly simple query: “Can point-and-shoot cameras be considered collectibles?” Well, the obvious quick-and-dirty answer is sure, practically any type of camera can be considered collectible.
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0071.xml
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123
123
[no value]
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0072.xml
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124
124,125,126,127
[no value]
[no value]
CAMBRIDGE
[no value]
CAMBRIDGE
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0073.xml
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128
128,129,130,131,132,133,134,135,136,137,138,139,140,141,142,143,144,145,146,147,148,149,150,151,152,153,154,155,156,157,158,159,160,161,162,163,164,165,166,167,168,169,170,171
[no value]
[no value]
B&H
[no value]
B&H
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[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0074.xml
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172
172,173,174,175,176,177
[no value]
[no value]
TriState
[no value]
TriState
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0075.xml
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178
178,179,180,181
[no value]
[no value]
CCI CAMERA CITY Inc.
[no value]
CCI CAMERA CITY Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0076.xml
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182
182,183,184,185,186,187
[no value]
[no value]
PHOTO & VIDEO, INC.
[no value]
PHOTO & VIDEO, INC.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0077.xml
article
184
184,186,230
[no value]
[no value]
What's ON
Exhibitions, Contests, & Workshops
Correspondence
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[no value]
[no value]
A Portrait of Our Times; through Jan. 3. Mirror Images: Women, Surrealism, and Self-Representation; Jan. 9-Apr. 20. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third St., San Francisco, CA 94103, 415-357-4000. Shimon Attie; Jan. 7-Feb 20. Robert Koch Gallery, 49 Geary St.
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0078.xml
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188
188
[no value]
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WORLDWIDE
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WORLDWIDE
[no value]
[no value]
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0079.xml
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189
189
[no value]
[no value]
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0080.xml
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190
190,191,192,193,194,195,196,197
[no value]
[no value]
SMILE PHOTO & VIDEO
[no value]
SMILE PHOTO & VIDEO
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0081.xml
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198
198,199,200,201,202,203
[no value]
[no value]
ABE'S
[no value]
ABE'S
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0082.xml
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204
204
[no value]
[no value]
Photo, video & imaging, Corp.
[no value]
Photo, video & imaging, Corp.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0083.xml
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205
205
[no value]
[no value]
AAA CAMERA EXCHANGE, INC.
[no value]
AAA CAMERA EXCHANGE, INC.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0084.xml
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206
206,207,208,209,210
[no value]
[no value]
focus Camera & Video
[no value]
focus Camera & Video
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[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0085.xml
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211
211
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0086.xml
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212
212,213,214,215
[no value]
[no value]
Discovery CAMERAS AND ELECTRONICS
[no value]
Discovery CAMERAS AND ELECTRONICS
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0087.xml
article
214
214,216,217,218
[no value]
[no value]
Camera and Lens Test Index
Lens & Camera Tests 1990-1998
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0088.xml
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216
216,217,218,219,220,221,222,223,224,225,226,227,228,229,230,231
[no value]
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ADORAMA
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ADORAMA
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0089.xml
article
231
231
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Index to Advertisers
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POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY (ISSN 0032-4582) is published monthly by Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, Inc., at 1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. One-year subscription in U.S. and possessions. $19.94; Canada, $29.34(includes 7% GST); all other countries $27.94; cash orders only, payable in U.S. currency.
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0090.xml
article
232
232
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Help
Metering incidentally
Glossing over the facts
Two-faced woman
Medium-format shrink
Follow the leader
All aboard
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Does an incident lightmeter have an advantage over a reflective meter in a highly reflective scene, such as an alpine ski area covered with snow and illuminated with bright sunlight? Jard Connery, Gainesville, FL When there’s an overwhelming amount of bright, white snow or sand, a reflective meter can easily be misled.
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0091.xml
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233
233
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0092.xml
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234
234
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Epson America, Inc.
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Epson America, Inc.
[no value]
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PopularPhotography_19990101_0063_001_0093.xml