Issue: 19991101

Monday, November 1, 1999
November
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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Articles
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popular PHOTOGRAPHY
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Hewlett-Packard Company: HP DeskJet 970C
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Hewlett-Packard Company
HP DeskJet 970C
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0002.xml
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2,3
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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_19991101_0063_011_0003.xml
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4,5
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Nikon Inc.: F100
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Nikon Inc.
F100
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0004.xml
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6
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Leica Camera, Inc.
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Leica Camera, Inc.
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0005.xml
tableOfContents
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SLIK: Slik Carbon Fiber tripods
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SLIK
Slik Carbon Fiber tripods
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0007.xml
masthead
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popular PHOTOGRAPHY
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0008.xml
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ToCAD America Inc.: Sunpak PicturesPlus Filters
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ToCAD America Inc.
Sunpak PicturesPlus Filters
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0009.xml
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10
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JVC: JVC GR-DVL9500 CyberCam
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JVC
JVC GR-DVL9500 CyberCam
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0010.xml
article
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SNAPSHOTS
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Viva, la Cuba
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N.M.
Despite persistent poverty and a lagging economy, most Cubans retain a relentless zest for life, as demonstrated in the colorful photographs of David Alan Harvey. Harvey, given an opportunity that is denied to most Americans, freely roamed the island for more than a year. What he saw and photographed has resulted in Cuba (National Geographic Books, $50), a glossy, 252-page book released last month.
PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0011.xml
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SNAPSHOTS
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Photos of EPIC proportions
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L.K.
An extreme closeup of recently completed facial stitches, the charred remains of a fatal building fire...no, it’s not a surreal new trend in photography—just the visually compelling, and somewhat gruesome, images from the evidence photography file at your local courthouse.
PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0012.xml
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SNAPSHOTS
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PIMA gets X-ray campaign award
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H.K.
We first sounded our X-ray danger alarm in a June ’98 article describing film damage by the powerful new X-ray machines used by airport security to examine checked baggage (“X-Ray Warning,” page 30). Thanks to PIMA (Photographic & Imaging Manufacturers Association, Inc.) and its executive vice-president, Tom Dufficy, we had full information and sample pictures of the photographic damage. POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY also designed the warning image pictured at right to accompany the article. While retaining the copyright, we offered the design free to any organization that wished to use it to warn photographers of the danger.
PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0013.xml
article
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SNAPSHOTS
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Photo toys for tots
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P.K.
Got young kids milling about the house, caught in that limbo between summer and Christmas? It’s never too early to hook ’em on photography, and the latest crop of innovative photo toys can help. Photoco’s Photo Fun! is a multipurpose photo kit available in themes like vacations, birthdays, families, sports, and other subjects dear to kids. Each kit contains a dozen or so photo tools, toys, and activities (but no camera!) geared to children from 6 to 14.
PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0014.xml
article
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SNAPSHOTS
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73 photos...no text required
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N.M.
In Henry Horenstein’s new book, Creatures, the images speak—volumes—for themselves. The noted photographer chose to present the 73 black-and-white pictures without text, letting the readers draw their own conclusions from the sometimes humorous, often haunting, shots of wildlife.
PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0015.xml
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SNAPSHOTS
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bubbles
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L.K.
Photographer Berenice Abbott, famed for her pictures of big buildings, also shot tiny bubbles. Known as New York’s premier skyscraper photographer earlier in the century, Abbott later invented a kind of macrophotography called Super Sight and was hired at age 60 as a science photographer for MIT.
PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0016.xml
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Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0017.xml
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14,15
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THK Photo Products, Inc.
AT-X 828AF PRO
THK Photo Products, Inc.
AT-X 17AF PRO
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0018.xml
article
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YOUR BEST SHOT
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YOUR BEST SHOT
Use your animal instincts! This month's winners answer the call of the wild.
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“Your Best Shot” Entry Rules: You may send up to 20 of your best shots (transparencies or prints no larger than 8x12) along with a daytime phone number and any pertinent technical data (such as camera, lens, exposure, film, filters, tripod) to “Your Best Shot,” POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY, P.O. Box 1247, Teaneck, NJ 07666.
PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0019.xml
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Agfa Corporation
CL50
Agfa Corporation
CL30
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0020.xml
article
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19,20,22,94,95
SLR
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Just when you think you've seen everything, Pentax comes up with a brighter idea.
WHAT’S NEW AT A GLANCE
A VERY BRIGHT DIAL
Shiftable would be happier
And a color-matched lens
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Herbert Keppler
When a new SLR appears, apparently destined to succeed a previous model, I first cast a critical eye on its new features and shortly thereafter begin searching for items on the older model that are absent from the new one. Recent vanishing acts on newer U.S. models have included lighted LCD panels, audible signals, and wireless remote controls.
PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0021.xml
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FUJI PHOTO FILM U.S.A. INC.
Fujifilm GA645Wi
FUJI PHOTO FILM U.S.A. INC.
Fujifilm GA645i
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0022.xml
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Lexar Media: USB Enabled digital film
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Lexar Media
USB Enabled digital film
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0023.xml
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SLR
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Does your camera have an Achilles' heel? Flip it and see.
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Turn your SLR upside down. What do you see? Certainly a tripod socket, hopefully well centered below the lensmount, thus allowing a tripod-mounted SLR to be panned easily. T'wasn’t always so, as some owners of older SLRs can tell you. Principally to avoid vital gearing and other mechanics located at the bottom of the camera, tripod sockets sometimes had to be located off center.
PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0024.xml
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Olympus America Inc.: Olympus C-2500L
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Olympus America Inc.
Olympus C-2500L
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0025.xml
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DISCOVERY
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Florence McCall shows the superb versatility of medium-format.
Born to be outdoors
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Sunshine Flint
The warmth, humor, and communicative ability of Flo McCall’s images are clearly seen in the many different directions she takes in her photography. Whether depicting her subject in a needlesharp, sepia-toned image or in a heavily cropped, brightly colored, slightly blurry photo, McCall is very much in charge of her medium.
PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0026.xml
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THK Photo Products. Inc.
AF353
THK Photo Products. Inc.
AF193
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0027.xml
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Bogen Photo Corp.
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Bogen Photo Corp.
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0028.xml
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America Online, Inc.
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America Online, Inc.
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0029.xml
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DISCOVERY
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BOOK REVIEW
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E.S.O.
There’s more to being a wedding photographer than just being able to take good pictures. It also means creating a professional business environment, targeting your market, determining a price structure, promoting your business, monitoring finances, and using the selling techniques that will help you book the wedding. In the first part of the book, Monteith gives specific advice on these and other crucial business and financial matters; her words of wisdom should get you started in the right direction.
PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0030.xml
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The Nikon School
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The Nikon School
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0031.xml
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Panasonic: Model PV-DV910
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Panasonic
Model PV-DV910
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0032.xml
article
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DIGITAL FOCUS
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Putting pictures in their place
film of tomorrow
The right fit
Making the connection
Beyond the camera
HOTSHOTS Hewlett-Packard PhotoSmart P1 100
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Jon Pepper
s digital cameras get better and cheaper, and photographers start using digital storage cards as well as film, the timeless question still remains: where are going to store all your photographs after you take ? Slide and negative sleeves are useless, and the old box approach is out of the question (although it d be funny if someone invented a digital storage sys- chat looked like a shoebox).
PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0033.xml
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Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc.: MX-2900 Zoom Digital Camera
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Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc.
MX-2900 Zoom Digital Camera
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0034.xml
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Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc.: MX-2900 Zoom
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Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc.
MX-2900 Zoom
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0035.xml
article
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TRAVEL
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Hong Kong— straddling two worlds
Getting around
Skylines
Nightlife and neon
Photo shop the market
Opera? Try an amateur group
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Bob Krist
It’s early morning at the Wong Tai Sin Buddhist Temple. Scores of worshipers, mostly older men and women, crowd the quiet courtyard, some on their knees in prayer. Near the altar, several gigantic, colorful censers, jammed with small rods of incense called joss sticks, send clouds of pungent smoke across the temple grounds.
PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0036.xml
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Alaska Vacation Planner
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Alaska Vacation Planner
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0037.xml
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Pentax Corporation: Pentax ZX-5N
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Pentax Corporation
Pentax ZX-5N
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0038.xml
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Phoenix Corporation Of America: Phoenix Lenses
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Phoenix Corporation Of America
Phoenix Lenses
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0039.xml
article
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FIRST LOOK
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Silver finish is in, and budget-priced compact Maxxum SLRs and lenses have it!
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Herbert Keppler
Canon, Minolta, and Nikon have been tempting topdollar buyers with mouthwatering new EOS-3, Maxxum 9, and Nikon F100 cameras. But the less well heeled and not-so-super-feature-starved camera hungry among us may be feeling like forgotten poor relations.
PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0040.xml
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THK Photo Products, Inc.
AT-X 17AF PRO
THK Photo Products, Inc.
AT-X 235AF PRO
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0041.xml
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THK Photo Products, Inc.: Kenko teleconverter
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THK Photo Products, Inc.
Kenko teleconverter
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0042.xml
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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_19991101_0063_011_0043.xml
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ASK THE COLLECTOR
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ASK THE COLLECTOR
What's worse than, having to shoot your sister's wedding? Being delegated to dispose of the dear departed's cameras.
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Jason Schneider
If you’re the primary photo enthusiast or most hard-bitten photo bug in your family, you probably have discovered by now that there are certain, ahem, obligations associated with your elevated position. Merely by pursuing your picture-taking passion, not in quest of fame or glory, you have somehow acquired the shining silver-halide mantle of chief camera expert and omniscient photo guru.
PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0044.xml
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Hewlett-Packard Company: HP PHOTOSMART S20 SCANNER
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Hewlett-Packard Company
HP PHOTOSMART S20 SCANNER
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0045.xml
review
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POINT & SHOOT
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Minolta's Marv Millennial Mini's Got Mucho Mojo
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Minolta
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Minolta
Vectis 2000
$375
Dan Richards
We gave you a teaser on Minolta’s newest APS minicamera, the Vectis 2000, in our September 1999 issue, and now' it’s time to put it through its paces in a full point-and-shoot test. To recap, the 2000 is a very svelte, quite tiny aluminum-bodied camera about the size and shape of a “personal bath bar.”
PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0046.xml
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Eastman Kodak Company: KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME E100VS Film
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Eastman Kodak Company
KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME E100VS Film
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0047.xml
article
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POINT & SHOOT
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Another Goko Gadget: World's Simplest Copy Cam!
The envelope, please
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Mr. Goto is at it again. The irrepressible inventor (and head of the Goko Camera Company Limited of Japan) has put the finishing touches on a neato accessory for the Goko closeup cameras we reported on last spring (April ’99, page 34, to be exact).
PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0048.xml
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Olympus America Inc.: i ZOOM 75
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Olympus America Inc.
i ZOOM 75
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0049.xml
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52
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Tamrac, Inc.: Camera Carrying Systems
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Tamrac, Inc.
Camera Carrying Systems
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0050.xml
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Delkin Devices. Inc.
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Delkin Devices. Inc.
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0051.xml
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FEATURES
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TOP AF POINT-AND-SHOOTS COMPARED
Looking for a good point-and-shoot? We map out the top picks among compact cameras, both 35mm and APS.
35mm PRECISION SINGLE FOCAL LENGTH
POSH MODELS
SMALL ZOOMS
35mm GENERAL PURPOSE ZOOMS
35mm SUPER ZOOMS
APS PRECISION SINGLE FOCAL LENGTH
APS CULT MODELS
SMALL ZOOMS
APS GENERAL-PURPOSE ZOOMS
SUPER ZOOMS
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Dan Richards
Julia Silber
We’ve done something a little different with our point-and-shoot camera charts this year. For one thing, we have simplified them by eliminating unnecessary detail and repetition. For another, we have standardized classifications for both 35mm and APS models, making comparisons between formats much more meaningful.
PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0052.xml
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
Sigma AF 15mm f/2.8 EX DIAGONAL FISHEYE
SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
Sigma AF 8mm f/4 EX CIRCULAR FISHEYE
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0053.xml
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
APO Teleconverter 2X EX
SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
APO Teleconverter 1.4X EX
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0054.xml
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61
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA: ASPHERICAL HYPERZOOM MACRO
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
ASPHERICAL HYPERZOOM MACRO
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0055.xml
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
Sigma APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX HSM
SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
APO Teleconverter 1.4X EX
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0056.xml
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The Tiffen Company
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The Tiffen Company
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0057.xml
article
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65,66,68
NATURE
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NATURE
Medium-format nature photography? It's not the contradiction you may think it is!
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Tim Davis
Renee Lynn
Are you looking for a way to recharge your creative juices, get better results when you blow up an image to a large print size, see the fine detail in every shot you take? Look no further than a simple equipment switch: a step up to medium format. As an adjunct to our 35mm equipment, we’ve always kept a variety of medium-format cameras and lenses on hand when the situation calls for it.
PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0058.xml
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MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION
Toyo-Field 45AII
MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION
45AX camera
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0059.xml
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69
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Rollei: Rollei 6000 System
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Rollei
Rollei 6000 System
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0060.xml
article
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70,72
SINT'S VIEW
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SINT'S VIEW
Meet my friend Phil: he's a real card!
Beautify your subjects
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Steve Sint
My friends and I talk photography constantly. One pro told me, as we discussed lighting, “A photographer’s best friend is a guy named Phil (sic)!” While this may seem, to some, a poor pun at best, it really started my brain gears spinning. Not only is the comment apropos to taking pictures in a studio setting, but it’s germane to augmenting natural light as well.
PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0061.xml
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Tamron Industries, Inc.: AF 28-200 mm
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Tamron Industries, Inc.
AF 28-200 mm
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0062.xml
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73
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Tamron Industries, Inc.: AF 28-300 mm
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Tamron Industries, Inc.
AF 28-300 mm
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0063.xml
article
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FEATURES
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Coat Your Own!
Jill Enfield fells how you can use liquid emulsion to produce unique photographic works of art.
Tips for using liquid emulsions
Precoat hard surfaces
Make a drying tent
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Peter Kolonia
While it may surprise many of today’s photographers, emulsions weren’t always available in dry form, precoated on film and printing paper. Pioneers in the early days of photography had to “coat their own.” And many felt that the pure technique of photography was compromised when “do it yourself” was almost universally replaced with precoated plates, films, and papers.
PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0064.xml
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Tamron industries, Inc.
SP AF14mm
Tamron industries, Inc.
SP AF/MF28-105mm
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0065.xml
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77
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Hewlett-Packard Company: HP PhotoSmart C500 digital camera
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Hewlett-Packard Company
HP PhotoSmart C500 digital camera
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0066.xml
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78
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Pictorico Professional: Photo Gallery High-Gloss White Film
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Pictorico Professional
Photo Gallery High-Gloss White Film
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0067.xml
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0068.xml
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80,81
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New York Institute of Photography
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New York Institute of Photography
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0069.xml
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82
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BRONICA
SQ-Ai Kit
BRONICA
ETR-Si Kit
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PopularPhotography_19991101_0063_011_0070.xml
article
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83,84,86
FEATURES
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Photo Greeting cards Made Easy
Now you can turn your computer and inkjet printer into a creative print shop!
Card Content
Output
The Software
In conclusion:
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John Carucci
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a homemade greeting card? If you think of a grainy clip-art image printed on a folded piece of computer paper, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Yesterday’s computer-created cards were merely the successor to crayons and construction paper.
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Lowepro: Lowepro's Trekker AW backpacks
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Lowepro's Trekker AW backpacks
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FUJIFILM Professional
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FUJIFILM Professional
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88,90
FEATURES
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FANTASTIC CHINA PICTURES
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Monica R. Cipnic
While the China 8th International Photographic Art Exhibition was open to entrants worldwide, by far the Chinese photographers’ work really shined. The 10-member international jury selected 36 medal-winning photographs from 14,414 entries, which arrived from 62 countries and regions.
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ADORAMA Inc.
PRO-OPTIC 5X LOUPE
ADORAMA Inc.
PRO-OPTIC 420-800 ZOOM
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KEH.COM
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KEH.COM
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CONTACT SHEET
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CONTACT SHEET
READERS' NEGATIVES AND POSITIVES
Why step up?
All that glitters!
Loosen the levers?
Shocking conclusion
Nikon test kudos
A good eye
Resolution lineup
Reality factor
Untrue colors
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I enjoyed the August ’99 “SLR” column, “Do you really need a new camera or just want it?” (page 20). I am thinking of buying the new Nikon N60 with the new Nikon 28-105mm lens, or possibly the 24-120mm lens that has gotten such good ratings. (Or buying the new Canon Rebel camera with a 28-105mm lens.)
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The Coalition for America's Children
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The Coalition for America's Children
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STUTTERING FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
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STUTTERING FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
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QUANTUM: Turbo Z
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QUANTUM
Turbo Z
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TOCAD AMERICA, INC.: SLIK Snapman Deluxe Tripod
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TOCAD AMERICA, INC.
SLIK Snapman Deluxe Tripod
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TOCAD AMERICA. INC.: SLIK U-SERIES titaniumfinish tripod
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TOCAD AMERICA. INC.
SLIK U-SERIES titaniumfinish tripod
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Tamrac, Inc.: 5000 Series Bags
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Tamrac, Inc.
5000 Series Bags
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Brandess-Kalt-Aetna Group, Inc.: Excalibur Lighting Kits
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Brandess-Kalt-Aetna Group, Inc.
Excalibur Lighting Kits
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Holland PHOTO IMAGING
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Holland PHOTO IMAGING
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CANON U.S.A. INC.
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CANON U.S.A. INC.
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99
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Photographer's WAREHOUSE
PG3001MLB Pro Strobe
Photographer's WAREHOUSE
PG4001ML Monolight
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100,101,102,103,104,105
FEATURES
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medium format magic
For versatility with ultrafine detail, 35mm won't do the trick.
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H.K.
Magic! That's how medium-format transparencies appear to 35mm aficionados who’ve never before shot them and enjoyed the view. Granted, a larger 4x5 camera provides superior detail, and a smaller 35mm offers more convenience. But medium format combines the very best of each, spanning the vast picture-taking-ability chasm between Marc Muench’s spectacular climber, at right, and the frozen-in-time basketball players, shot by Doug Pensinger, at left.
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FEATURES
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26 MEDIUM-FORMAT SYSTEM CAMERAS COMPARED
Is there life after 35mm? You bet! Some shooters feel that real photography only begins with 2¼ Check out our complete roundup of MF cameras and see why!
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Peter Kolonia
What’s new in medium-format? In a word: autofocus. Since Fuji’s bevy of autofocusing GA 645 cameras arrived a few years back, Pentax and Contax have climbed on board the AF bandwagon, and as already reported in these pages, Mamiya is soon to follow.
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TEST
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CONTAX
The Contax 645: It’s posh and pricey, but does the world’s second medium-format AF SLR perform like a real pro?
QUICK GUIDE TO WHAT'S IMPORTANT
FEATURES AT A GLANCE
Specifications
TEST RESULTS FROM OUR LAB
Flash plus preflash
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The Contax 645, the first rollfilm camera to hear the illustrious Contax name, is a remarkable machine, conceived and designed from a clean sheet of blueprint paper, by a company with vast experience in 35mm SLRs but no previous track record in medium-format SLRs.
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FEATURES
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LENS TESTS
Correspondence
Carl Zeiss
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Carl Zeiss
35mm f/3.5 Distagon T*
$2,299
Carl Zeiss
45mm f/2.8 Distagon T*
$2,149
Carl Zeiss
80mm f/2 Planar T*
$1,495
Carl Zeiss
120mm f/4 Apo-MakroPlanar T*
$2,299
Carl Zeiss
210mm f/4 Sonnar T*
$2,149
Carl Zeiss
140mm f/2.8 Sonnar T*
$2,149
Carl Zeiss
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
$5,399
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The six Carl Zeiss lenses tested in conjunction with our Contax 645 report are the 35mm f/3.5 Distagon, 45mm f/2.8 Distagon, 80mm f/2 Planar, 120mm f/4 ApoMakro-Planar, 140mm f/2.8 Sonnar, and 210mm f/4 Sonnar—all T* lenses designed by Zeiss in Germany and made in Japan by Kyocera.
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Kodak: MEDIUM-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
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Kodak
MEDIUM-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
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NIKON: N70
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NIKON
N70
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TRAVEL, SCHOOLS & WORKSHOPS
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PHOTO SHOPPING
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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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Our fetching platinum blond November ’49 cover model looks like she’s having fun in die woods that are ablaze with fall color, but it’s really an ingenious studio setup. Actually, the leaves are between two panes of glass behind her. The blue “sky” was produced by projecting a 6000K arc light through a blue filter.
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Samy's Camera
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Samy's Camera
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ABE'S OF MAINE
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ABE'S OF MAINE
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JUST OUT
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JUST OUT
Econo-meter
New glass from Pentax
Old wine in free new bottles?
Studio or location lighting
What's your (bean) bag?
Argraph
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Argraph
Samigon
$100
Looking for a low-cost flashmeterr Consider the Samigon, imported by Argraph. It’s the only one we know of at about $100 that takes either reflective or incident readings and has a 270-degree rotating head. With LED readouts in 1/3 stops, 9-stop aperture and 7-stop filmspeed ranges, a battery check, and auto off, it looks and is claimed to handle like a more expensive meter. It’s of average size (6x2½x1 inches) and lightweight (3.3 ounces), and is bundled with a case and strap. It uses a 9-volt battery (not included). No, it doesn’t make ambient readings. (Argraph, 111 Asia Place, Carlstadt, NJ 07072; 201-939-7722)
Argraph
28-105mm f/4-5.6 SMCP-FA zoom
$455
Pentax 35mm AF SLR owners have new optical options: an internal-focusing 28-105mm f/4-5.6 SMCP-FA zoom and a 35mm f/2 AL SMCP-FA wideangle. The silver-finish zoom ($455, list) is a constant 2⅞ inches deep, weighs 11 ounces, takes 62mm filters, and has a 19-inch close-focusing distance (0.18X). Its stablemate, the 35mm f/2 ($499), features aspheric lens elements (as the AL designation indicates), weighs a very reasonable 7 ounces, and focuses down to 1 foot (0.17X). A flower-shaped lenshood is included, with a special window that allows finger access to rotate an optional polarizing filter. Filter size? 49mm. Pentax claims outstanding image resolution, even at f/2. (Pentax Corp., 35 Inverness Dr. E., Englewood, CO 80155; 303-799-8000; www.pentax.com)
Argraph
Eclipse Optic Cleaning System
$8
Traditionally, “Just Out” features only new products, but we’re bending the rules a little for this one, because the company is giving out free samples (small ones) to introduce a new product name and package. Meet Eclipse Optic Cleaning System, a renamed and repackaged incarnation of Crystal Clear Optic Cleaner. A lenscleaning liquid from Photographic Solutions that’s been around for years, Eclipse leaves no residue, swirls, or streaks (yes, we’ve tried it), and is now available in 2-ounce dropper bottles ($8). POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY readers who want to try Eclipse are invited to send $1 in U.S. postage stamps for a free, single-application sample. (Photographic Solutions, 12707 Cranston Way, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532; www.photosol.com)
Argraph
Pro 7b location generator pack
$4,850
Photographers who shoot in the studio and on location often have two sets of lights: smaller battery-powered heads for remote shooting and bigger, mains-fed units for studio work. Profoto, the Swedish lighting company (imported by Mamiya America), thinks it has a better idea. Its Pro 7b location generator pack is powered by a lead-acid rechargeable battery that promises 250 fullpower (1200 watt-second) pops per charge. Because the 7b uses the same lampheads, connecting cords, reflectors, and umbrellas as the larger Pro 7 studio lighting powerpack, it means less equipment for you to buy, store, and maintain. With a Guide Number of 460 (at ISO 100), the 7b ($4,850, list, including battery' and charger) also accepts a new, lightweight, convection-cooled head designed especially for it. The 7b has a 7-stop power range that’s adjustable in 1/3 stops for two lampheads that can be symmetrically or asymmetrically configured. Its battery' features a multivoltage charger for international use (6hour charge time), with an optional attachment for charging from automobile cigarette lighters. Weight? Twenty-four pounds for generator and battery pack. (Mamiya America, 8 Westchester Plaza, Elmsford, NY 10523; 914-347-33Ó0; www.mamiya.com)
Argraph
Safari Bean Bag system
$35
When it comes to beanbag camera supports, you wouldn’t think there’s much room for improvement, right? Not when it’s the Safari Bean Bag system by The Vested Interest. The system is modular, including a beanbag made of heavy, waterrepellent nylon pack cloth ($35) plus an 8¼x4-inch aluminum plate called the Big Foot ($45). An adapter on the Big Foot attaches to the tripod mount of any camera or large telephoto lens, while its flat “foot” attaches securely to the Safari Bag using the beanie’s quick-release strap-and-buckle system (see photo). The system is said to provide beanbag stability, portability, and economy with the added convenience of consolidating camera rig and beanbag into a single unit. The bag is double stitched to prevent busted seams, measures 11x7x3 inches, and is available in a variety of colors. Big Foot weighs a little more than 1 pound, and comes with its own carrying case. (The Vested Interest, 1425 Century Ln., Suite 100, Carrollton, TX 75006; 972-245-4256; www.vestedinterest.com)
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BEACH CAMERA
SONY Mavica MVC FD-91
BEACH CAMERA
OLYMPUS Es-10
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PHOTO kina
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PHOTO kina
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Universal Distributors Corp.
E100S-135-36 ISO 100
Universal Distributors Corp.
600 Single pack color
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Discovery CAMERAS AND ELECTRONICS
75-300 4.5-5.6 Lens for Canon FD-129.99
Discovery CAMERAS AND ELECTRONICS
100-500 5.6-8.0 Lens for Canon FD-289.99
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CAMERA WORLD OF OREGON
Canon ELPH 2
CAMERA WORLD OF OREGON
OLYMPUS C-2500
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camerasound
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camerasound
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Family Photo & Video
DCR-TRV900
Family Photo & Video
DCR-PC1
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SUNSET Camera Inc.
PENTAX
SUNSET Camera Inc.
OLYMPUS
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Hunt's
Nikon COOLPIX 950
Hunt's
MINOLTA MAXXUM 9
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THE CAMERA ZONE
CANON FLASHES
THE CAMERA ZONE
TWIN LENS KITS
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MARINE PARK CAMERA & VIDEO
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MARINE PARK CAMERA & VIDEO
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SUNSET color lab.
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SUNSET color lab.
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Cambridge Camera Exchange, Inc.
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Cambridge Camera Exchange, Inc.
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Cambridge Camera Exchange, Inc.
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Cambridge Camera Exchange, Inc.
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B&H PHOTO - VIDEO - PRO AUDIO
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B&H PHOTO - VIDEO - PRO AUDIO
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HELP!
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HELP!
Take it off
Banding together
APS flash washout
Daguerreotype vs. tintype
Converting camcorder focal length
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Most of the photos I take are outdoors. Since I like the effect that a polarizing filter gives, I want to leave the filter on the camera at all times. Is there any downside to this, for example, when shooting indoors? If not, should I take off my UV filter or leave it on?
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CAMERA CITY Inc.
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CAMERA CITY Inc.
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WHAT'S ON
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Exhibitions, Contests & Workshops
Exhibitions
Foreign Exhibitions
Contests
Workshops and Lectures
Overseas Workshops
General Announcements
Recommended Viewing
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ALABAMA A Century of Photography: Selections from the Collection; through Dec. 7. William Wegman: Fashion Photographs; through Jan. 9. Birmingham Museum of Art; 2000 8th Ave. N., Birmingham 35203; 205-254-2565. ARIZONA Lynn Davis: Africa; through Dec. 5. Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1030 N. Olive Rd., Tucson 85721; 520-621-7668.
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Eagle Photo
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Eagle Photo
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CAMERA EXCHANGE, INC.
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CAMERA EXCHANGE, INC.
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WORLD Photo, Video & Imaging, Corp.
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WORLD Photo, Video & Imaging, Corp.
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THE PHOTO SPECIALISTS
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THE PHOTO SPECIALISTS
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SMILE PHOTO
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SMILE PHOTO
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Tri State Camera & Video
MAXXUM 9
Tri State Camera & Video
Dimage EX 1500
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focus Camera & Video
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focus Camera & Video
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ADORAMA Inc.
Vectis 2000
ADORAMA Inc.
HTSi Plus
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249,250
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ADORAMA
COKIN FILTERS
ADORAMA
HOYA Filters
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ADORAMA Inc.
Photo Smart Printer
ADORAMA Inc.
Kodak Professional DCS-620
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ADORAMA
Optima 42mm Binoculars
ADORAMA
Pro-Optic Provis Binoculars
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FINAL FRAME
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FINAL FRAME
Shattering musical moment on the D train
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Herbert Keppler
Not everyone travels the New York subway to Brooklyn with a Russian Horizon 202 panoramic camera loaded with Agfapan 25, but Oscar Abolafia does. So what could be more fitting than photographing two Russian musicians entertaining passengers by playing the theme from Dr. Zhivago?
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Sony Electronics Inc.: Sony Digital Mavica
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Sony Electronics Inc.
Sony Digital Mavica
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Minolta Corporation: Vectis 2000
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Minolta Corporation
Vectis 2000
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