Issue: 20000401

Saturday, April 1, 2000
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Canon Computer Systems, Inc.: Canon BJC-8200 Color Bubble Jet Photo Printer
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Canon Computer Systems, Inc.
Canon BJC-8200 Color Bubble Jet Photo Printer
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Canon
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Canon
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MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION: Mamiya 7 II
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MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION
Mamiya 7 II
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PopularPhotography_20000401_0064_004_0004.xml
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JVC: JVC GC-QX3 Digital Camera
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JVC
JVC GC-QX3 Digital Camera
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America Online, Inc.
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America Online, Inc.
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Phoenix Corp. of America: Phoenix 100mm Macro f3.5 Lens
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Phoenix Corp. of America
Phoenix 100mm Macro f3.5 Lens
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PopularPhotography_20000401_0064_004_0009.xml
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MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION: MAMIYA 645AF
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MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION
MAMIYA 645AF
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PopularPhotography_20000401_0064_004_0010.xml
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ToCAD America Inc.: Power Zoom 4000AF Flash
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ToCAD America Inc.
Power Zoom 4000AF Flash
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PopularPhotography_20000401_0064_004_0011.xml
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Popular Photography
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mycamera.com
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mycamera.com
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SNAPSHOTS
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SNAPSHOTS
Amusing musee-um
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Nancy Millar
J.P.S.
Billed as "a selection of witty observations and musings on museums and the people who visit them," Elliott Erwitt’s new book, Museum Watching ($29.95, Phaidon Press), lives up to the promise. The photographer has spent the past 50 years shooting art and its audience around the world; included in his book are 160 black-and-white duotones, ranging from pictures of captivated children to bemused adults to drowsy museum guards (Be kind to guards, Erwitt writes, "they have the world’s most boring job").
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Lexar Media
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Lexar Media
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YOUR BEST SHOT
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YOUR BEST SHOT
Juxtaposition is everything. By combining unlikely visual elements you can create spectacular compositions that dazzle and inspire.
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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 8×12) 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.
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Canon U.S.A., Inc.: Elan IIE
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Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Elan IIE
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SLR
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Beware the autofocus twilight zone
Quickie active-passive AF recap
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Herbert Keppler
As many of you know, there are basically two autofocus systems used in 35mm cameras. Here’s a fast summary: Active autofocus: The camera projects an infrared or near-infrared beam to the subject. It is reflected back, allowing the camera to measure the camera-to-subject distance and thus set the camera for proper focus.
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Kodak Professional products
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Kodak Professional products
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SLR
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To leave the leader in or out? Ah! That is the question.
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If you’re like most of us, you rewind your film into the cartridge completely, leader and all. Good for you. It’s by far the safest thing to do—and the most intelligent. A cartridge with no leader protruding means it contains exposed film; a cartridge with its leader out generally indicates the film is unexposed.
PopularPhotography_20000401_0064_004_0021.xml
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Tamron Industries, Inc.: Tamron AF28-300
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Tamron Industries, Inc.
Tamron AF28-300
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PHOTOTRONICS
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PHOTOTRONICS
Latest word on mercury button cell replacements and rechargeable AA's.
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James Bailey
Many readers have requested an update on Wein Cell mercury button cell replacements and any other candidates that have shown up since our last review of the subject (“Phototronics,” March '95, page 157). These replacements are, of course, vital to the continued operation of vintage cameras and exposure meters that use now-discontinued mercury button cells.
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Tamron Industries, Inc.: Tamron SP AF14mm
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Tamron Industries, Inc.
Tamron SP AF14mm
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TRAVEL
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Fantastic Philly! Where history comes alive for you and your camera.
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Bob Krist
I'm strolling down Walnut Street in the historic district of Philadelphia when I’m stopped in my tracks by what must be an apparition. There, sitting at a sidewalk cafe, clad in velveteen coat, ruffled shirt, knickers and silk stockings, is Ben Franklin himself!
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MINOLTA: Maxxum 9
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MINOLTA
Maxxum 9
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Sony Electronics Inc.: Sony MD Discam camcorder
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Sony Electronics Inc.
Sony MD Discam camcorder
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POINT & SHOOT
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Canon's Camera For Zee Millennium Is a Z-based Classic
Canon Sure Shot Classic 120
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Dan Richards
Cars, toasters, CD player/radios, wall-mount phones, rolltop computer desks, blenders... Is there anything these days not being done up in retro look? Joining the current veritable slew of retro-look cameras is the Sure Shot Classic 120, Canon’s latest anchor in the all-important general-purpose zoom class.
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA: SIGMA APO 50-500mm F4-6.3 EX RF HSM
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
SIGMA APO 50-500mm F4-6.3 EX RF HSM
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POINT & SHOOT
P/S Foto Fun
We don't need no stinkin' flash!
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As we’ve noted in the past, point-and-shoot cameras are not generally thought to be the best instruments for available-light shooting. But just because they might not seem the best tools available doesn’t mean you can’t take fine low-light, no-flash shots with them.
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA: Sigma APO 300mm f/2.8 EX HSM
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
Sigma APO 300mm f/2.8 EX HSM
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA: SIGMA APO MACRO 180mm F3.5 EX IF HSM
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
SIGMA APO MACRO 180mm F3.5 EX IF HSM
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DIGITAL FOCUS
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Is it time to trade in your film-filled shoeboxes for a high-speed modem?
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Jon Pepper
Shoeboxes! You know the ones I’m talking about. If you’re a serious photographer, there are probably a dozen or more hidden boxes (shoe-sized and larger) in your house acting as impromptu filing cabinets for countless photographs, negatives, slides, and other photo memorabilia.
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA: Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DL ASPHERICAL IF HYPERZOOM
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DL ASPHERICAL IF HYPERZOOM
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA: Sigma 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 DL
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SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
Sigma 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 DL
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NATURE
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They carry a serious price, weigh some serious pounds—and no serious nature shooter is without one.
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Tim Davis
Renee Lynn
Just how far can you see with that thing? is the question we always hear when we set up a long telephoto lens near any group of people. The asker is usually a little disappointed to find out that we aren’t spying on something five miles away, but that we’re only focusing on a nearby object, trying to fill our camera frame for a better image.
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The Tiffen Company
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The Tiffen Company
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PMA 2000 Much ado about Something!
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Retro Rangefinder Revolution!
The king is alive and blitzin' as ingenious imitators invade its rarified realm.
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Jason Schneider
Ten years ago, few would have predicted that the interchangeable-lens rangefinder 35, a once-flourishing breed relegated to niche status by the all-conquering SLR, would ever rise again. With the demise of such glorious machines as the Nikon SP, Canon 7S, and Contax IIA, last of their respective lines, it seemed that only the legendary Leica had sufficient performance and panache to carry forth this great tradition.
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PMA 2000 Much ado about Something!
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Digital Products 2000
Affordable digicams break the 3-megapixel barrier, add amazing new features.
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Michael J. McNamara
Just when it seemed that digital cameras and other imaging products had reached a quality plateau, this year’s PMA proved that they could get better—even faster than we had imagined. There were milestone products in nearly every digital category—still cameras, video, inkjet printers, scanners, online services, minilabs, and software.
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Point & Shoot Parade
Point & Shoot makers update old faces, fill in gaps with new charmers
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Dan Richards
The buzzword for this year’s point-and-shoot makers might well be refinement. Pretty much across the board, major manufacturers took old favorites and updated both their operation and cosmetics, usually also creating smaller and lighter cameras in the process.
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PMA 2000 Much ado about Something!
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Many unique lenses with fascinating features
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Herbert Keppler
The same old, same old lens ideas—just to fill out the line—apparently are no longer good enough. Kyocera Optics Inc. introduced an awesome 10 3/4-inch, 8.38-ounce autofocus ultrasonic-motor-driven, 350mm f/4 Carl Zeiss Tele-Apotessar for the Contax 645, which has a minimum focusing distance of only 5.8 feet and a magnification of 1:3.98.
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COLOR
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Will Kodak’s new 800 Max Zoom change the way we look at high-speed print film?
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Michael J. McNamara
When it comes to choosing the right film speed, one thing has been certain up till this point—you don’t get something for nothing. For example: pick a fast film to make up for low light levels, to freeze action, increase depth of field, or to extend your flash range, and you’ll wind up paying more for it—plus you’ll give up the fine grain, sharpness, and color saturation that lower-speed films deliver.
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Pentax Corporation: Pentax ZX-7
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Pentax Corporation
Pentax ZX-7
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SINT'S VIEW
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A potpourri of tips for extending battery life, improving your high-speed exposures, and determining which focal-length lens to use.
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Steve Sint
I collect tips and I don’t mean the kind you give bartenders. No, to a photographer, the kind of tips I collect are worth more than money. I’m interested in shortcuts that save time, film, exposures, cameras, and, most of all, my peace of mind.
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International Center of Photography
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International Center of Photography
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TIME EXPOSURE
How we looked and what we wrote back then.
50 years ago
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J.S.
This photo of lovely, longtressed Dorothy Sparkman, gracing our April '50 cover, is the work of noted New York glamour photographer Andre de Dienes, who took the shot on the roof of his studio’s building. He used an 8×10 Ansco Universal View fitted with a 12-inch f/6.8 Goerz Dagor lens, and exposed Kodachrome Professional Daylight film for 1/5 sec at f/11.
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TIME EXPOSURE
How we looked and what we wrote back then.
25 years ago
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J.S.
Our captivating, April '75 cover image of an Iranian girl on a swing was taken by Anthony Howarth while on assignment for the London Daily Telegraph. The girl is from the Bakhtiari tribe of nomadic sheep herders, later documented by Howarth in a film, “The Persian Odyssey.”
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FEATURES
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Presenting your Images in the Digital Age
It’s time to turn in your old slide projector and catch up to the presentation.
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John Carucci
There was once a time, not long ago, when friends and families would gather in dark, cramped rooms to watch slide shows of their favorite vacations, parties, and events. But just when it seemed that slide projectors and screens couldn’t get any better, the popularity of color-print film (and easy-to-view photo albums) put an end to this practice for all but the most avid slide shooter and resilient audience.
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Century 21 Real Estate Corporation
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Century 21 Real Estate Corporation
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Canon Sweepstakes
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JUST OUT
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JUST OUT
Canon's maxi-featured macro flash
Canon USA
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Canon USA
Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX
$750
Ring lights are flash units frequently used in close-up photography and, more recently, for a distinctive look in fashion shots. The prized benefit of a ring light, namely its shadowless, even lighting can also be its downfall, depending on your subject. Its flat lighting often can’t bring out the modeling or shape of a subject. To introduce shadows (and shaping), some ring lights let you turn off one or more of their arc-shaped flash tubes, but the resulting light can seem harsh. Canon’s new Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX ($750) promises to solve this problem. With a Guide Number of 46 (ISO 100/ft.), the MR-14EX offers a bunch of features never before seen in a ring light: i.e. high-speed syncing, wireless remote control, custom functions, flash exposure lock, flash exposure bracketing, and second-curtain sync. Exposure control is TTL or E-TTL, depending on the camera, and there’s a built-in modeling light. What we like best about the flash? You can dial in precise ratio control of its two flash tubes, in ½-stop increments and up to ± three stops. Using the feature, you should be able to subtly add modeling to close-up subjects. Great! (Canon USA, One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042; www.usa.canon.com)
Canon USA
Kenmark APS Photo Storage Boxes
$40
One of the downsides to APS? Storage. The cartridges are small but bulky compared to flat 35mm negatives; the more you shoot, the more pesky the cartridges become. If this sounds all too familiar, check out the Kenmark APS Photo Storage Boxes. One of the nicest (pictured, $40) has a fancy roll-top lid and cherry wood veneer (over chip board), with an 18-roll capacity, special compartments for cartridges and panoramics, and hanging storage for index and 4×7/4×6-sized prints. A second, smaller case is of solid mahogany, has a 20-roll capacity, and is available at Kmart, also for $40. Because the roll-tops are accessed from the front, you can use the supplied locking pins and firmly stack multiple boxes into something like an APS filing cabinet! (Kenmark USA, 1810 Jarvis Ave., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007; 847-290-0872.)
Canon USA
MAM-1 mount adapter
$550
When Contax took the unexpected and exciting plunge into the competitive 645 AF SLR marketplace, it was clearly handicapped: Both Pentax and Mamiya offer their AF SLR owners extensive back catalogs of manual-focus lenses that are operable on their AF 645's. Contax 645 AF users were limited to the six (excellent, according to our tests) Carl Zeiss T* lenses released with the camera. Now, to even the playing field, Contax has teamed up with Hasselblad and their mutual supplier Carl Zeiss, to offer Contax users the MAM-1 mount adapter ($550). With it, Contax 645 shooters can use Hassie-mount lenses on their cameras. Of course, the 'blad optics are manual-focus only. Also, none of the special Hasselblad Arcbody lenses will work with the adapter. As is true of the Mamiya system, when you mount a manual-focus lens, you’re limited to centerweighed, stopdown metering. A small price to pay, we think, for the many optical doors this adapter can open. (Contax, 2301-200 Cottontail Ln., Somerset, NJ 08873; www.contaxcameras.com)
Canon USA
ProGrain filters
Here’s something different: ProGrain filters for 35mm cameras from a multi-national product development team called Smartlens. The filters come in three strengths, and if they work as claimed, can artfully add the appearance of grain to your photos in light, medium, and heavy doses. So what’s so very different? The filter doesn’t thread in front of the lens like most, but the rectangular piece of translucent plastic fits inside your camera, in the film gate. Be careful not to touch the screen, however, or your fingerprint may show up (enlarged!) in the photos. We haven’t tried the ProGrain filters, but sample prints show effects similar to what you get using a texture screen when printing enlargements. Pricing hasn’t been determined yet, and initially, the filters are scheduled to be available through the Smartlens web site, www.smartlens.com. (Smartlens, 44 Merryall Rd., New Milford CT 06776.)
Canon USA
Gossen Luna-Pro Digital F lightmeter
$428
A common problem for underwater shooters using TTL autoflash can be backscatter. Particles in the water reflect flash output back at the TTL metering cell, and the result is underexposure. A promising solution is the Gossen Luna-Marine Underwater Housing that will keep the Gossen Luna-Pro Digital F lightmeter operating in depths down to a claimed 120 feet. The meter housing is machined from a solid block of aluminum, has a black anodized finish, and large red pushbuttons that are easy to see and are operable by gloved fingers. The housings ($428) are said to offer easy access to all Luna-Pro controls, and they feature a 2×1⅛-inch viewing window that shows all data from the meter’s LCD panel. Now, you can take reflective flashmeter readings underwater, and beat back backscatter while you’re at it. (Bogen Photo Corp., 565 E. Crescent Ave., Ramsey, NJ 07446; www.bogenphoto.com)
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KEH.COM
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KEH.COM
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SUnPAK: SUNPAK 383 Super
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SUnPAK
SUNPAK 383 Super
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SUnPRK: 355AF Autofocus Zoom
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SUnPRK
355AF Autofocus Zoom
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CONTACT SHEET
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CONTACT SHEET
READERS' NEGATIVES AND POSITIVES
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Tele like it is I wonder if people have noticed the demise of the 135mm f/2.8 lens? If my memory is correct, in the 1980s you could buy one of these from an independent lens manufacturer for around $100. Now they’re offering 70—200mm f/2.8’s for $1,000 and more.
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Tamrac, Inc.: 5000 Series Bags
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Tamrac, Inc.
5000 Series Bags
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HOT NEWS
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Nikon unveils new top amateur AF SIR
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Herbert Keppler
Having more than satisfied pros first with the 1996 F5 and then the smaller, lighter (and less expensive) "baby F5," the F100 of 1998, Nikon now turns its attention to making over the top of the amateur line. While no one is admitting that the Nikon N70, introduced in 1994, is “on the way out,” the Nikon N80—which will probably retail at about or slightly more—is definitely a superior, more featured, easier-to-use, modern AF SLR.
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DISCOVERY
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Debbie Hill records Jerusalem up close
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Leah Karnatski
For a young Debbie Hill, Israel was a mythical and surreal holy land of burning bushes and other random miracles. Then, devout Baptist Hill traveled to Israel on a church-sponsored tour in 1978, connected with the natives and the rich history of the land, returned alone for an extended visit in 1983 and without realizing it, began a photo essay that would change the course of her life.
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86
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QUANTUM: Quantum Battery 1 Compact
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QUANTUM
Quantum Battery 1 Compact
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Tamrac, Inc.
87 Extreme Super Photo Backpack
Tamrac, Inc.
707 Half Moon Hip Pack
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88
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The Tiffen Company: POLARIS Digital Exposure Meter
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The Tiffen Company
POLARIS Digital Exposure Meter
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88
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The Tiffen Company: Domke's DataPorter
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The Tiffen Company
Domke's DataPorter
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Photographer’s Forum
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Photographer’s Forum
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90,91,92,93,94,95,96,97
FEATURES
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In The Morning, In The Evening, Ain't We Got Sun
When it comes to catching the sun in different moods, timing is everything.
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Dan Richards
Face it. We photographers are just plain suckers for certain shots. We'll disdain them as clichés, cluck at “greeting card” images, roll our eyes heavenward at their very mention. But the moment one of these images happens, we can’t get our hands on a camera fast enough.
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98,99,123
FEATURES
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LOMOGRAPHY
WHO SAYS PHOTOGRAPHY HAS TO BE SERIOUS?
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BOB LAZAROFF
You’re stuck in traffic; you’re eating fries at a fast food restaurant; you’re doing the laundry; you’re digging the weeds. And suddenly you become aware that there’s a photograph that needs to be taken. No, there’s a Lomograph that needs to be taken.
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100,101,124
FEATURES
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the gang's all here
How Cynthia Dantzic put together 19 pictures of 14 people for a wide-angle shot that isn’t wide angle.
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Herbert Keppler
How do you photograph a large group of people when you’ve only got a 20-year-old Nikon EM camera and 50mm f/1.8 Nikkor lens—and be sure each person has the right pose, right expression, and appears sufficiently large in the final print? Ask Cynthia Dantzic, Professor of Art at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University and a noted photo collagist.
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102,103,104,240
FEATURES
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The Great Benz-Gant Caper
Can you really get a versatile 35mm camera absolutely free—or a complete outfit for $46?
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Pete Kolonia
Some of you readers may have been amazed by the incredible camera bargain in an advertisement masquerading as a full-page news story in your local paper. Or perhaps you got a mailing. Our offer came unsolicited in the mail. The packet bulged with documents, rubber stamped, inspected, seemingly notarized, officially sealed, and important looking.
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105,124
FEATURES
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Life of Dudley
Get your furry friends to mug for the camera
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Leah Karnatski
They say it’s a dog’s world, and well, for Dudley, it just may be. This spry, little Jack Russell terrier is the subject of a new children’s book photographed by Stephen Green-Armytage called Dudley: The Little Terrier That Could (Harry N. Abrams, $12.95).
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TEST
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Mamiya 645 AF
How good is Mamiya’s 645 autofocus SLR?
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In designing Mamiya’s new 645 autofocus SLR, Mamiya engineers apparently started with a blank sheet of paper and created something entirely new. Borrowing freely from advances in 35mm technology, materials, and operating styles, Mamiya built a 645 AF SLR that’s clearly designed to appeal to 35mm users, as well as confirmed medium-format enthusiasts.
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FEATURES
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LENS TESTS
Four new Mamiya 645 autofocus lenses run the POP PHOTO gauntlet of sharpness, contrast, flare, and handling tests. Result: All winners.
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We tested four Mamiya AF lenses in conjunction with our Mamiya 645 AF report: the 45mm f/2.8,55mm f/2.8,80mm f/2.8, and 210mm f/4 ULD. All were designed and manufactured by Mamiya in Japan. The four lenses are beautifully finished in a semi-matte black plastic that has a pleasing, rubber-like tactile quality.
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Gray Market
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Gray Market
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SUnSET color lab
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SUnSET color lab
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LUMIQUEST
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LUMIQUEST
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Bogen Photo Corp.: Metz 32-Series flash units
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Bogen Photo Corp.
Metz 32-Series flash units
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Photographer's WAREHOUSE
PGPM Pattern Maker
Photographer's WAREHOUSE
PG3001MLB Pro Strobe
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SLIK: SLIK 700DX Professional Tripod
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SLIK
SLIK 700DX Professional Tripod
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Brandess-Kalt-Aetna Group, Inc.
Excalibur Lighting Kits
Brandess-Kalt-Aetna Group, Inc.
SP STUDIO SYSTEMS
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LEE Filters
Twilight Set
LEE Filters
Landscape Set
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PHOTO SHOPPING center
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TRAVEL, SCHOOLS & WORKSHOPS
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ABE'S CAMERAS AND ELECTRONICS OF MAINE
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ABE'S CAMERAS AND ELECTRONICS OF MAINE
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BEACH CAMERA
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BEACH CAMERA
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SUNSET Camera Inc.
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SUNSET Camera Inc.
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Hunt's Photo & Video
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Hunt's Photo & Video
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cameraworld
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cameraworld
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THE CAMERA ZONE
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THE CAMERA ZONE
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Discovery CAMERAS AND ELECTRONICS
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Discovery CAMERAS AND ELECTRONICS
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BROADWAY PHOTO
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BROADWAY PHOTO
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MARINE PARK CAMERA & VIDEO
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MARINE PARK CAMERA & VIDEO
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Family Photo & Video
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Family Photo & Video
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PHOTOkina
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CAMERA MALL
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CAMERA MALL
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TOO HOT TO HANDLE
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Honest, forthright answers to your most probing questions
Speed kills
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Why doesn’t Nikon offer a 400mm f/5.6 autofocus telephoto, as Canon does? Many of us nature photographers need this focal length, but don’t want to lug Nikon’s huge 400mm f/2.8 lens into the field. John Costello Montrose, NY We checked with Nikon about the possibility of a 400mm f/5.6 autofocus lens.
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B&H PHOTO - VIDEO - PRO AUDIO
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B&H PHOTO - VIDEO - PRO AUDIO
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WHAT'S ON
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Exhibitions, Contests & Workshops
Exhibitions
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Leah Karnatski
CALIFORNIA Surroundings: Responses to the American Landscape, Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art; through June 11. San Jose Museum of Art, 110 S. Market St., San Jose 95113; 408-294-2787. Sites Unseen: Shimon Attie—Photographs and Public Projects, 1992-1998; through May 7.
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CCI CAMERA CITY Inc.
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CCI CAMERA CITY Inc.
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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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TriState Camera & Video
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TriState Camera & Video
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focus Camera & Video
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focus Camera & Video
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WORLD Photo, Video & Imaging, Corp.
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WORLD Photo, Video & Imaging, Corp.
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ADORAMA
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ADORAMA
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ADORAMA
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ADORAMA
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ADORAMA Inc.
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ADORAMA Inc.
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POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY
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ADORAMA
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ADORAMA
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FINAL FRAME
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He shoots, he scores!
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Peter Kolonia
Using a studio toolkit of dramatic lighting, plus his own compositional ability, New York advertising pro Richard Corman recreated the power, tension, and action of high-powered basketball in this still-life torso portrait of NCAA player Victor Battle. The stark black-and-white tonal contrasts, the clearly silhouetted musculature, the explosive power in the hands and fingers gripping the ball—these qualities evoke the physically supercharged atmosphere that is basketball.
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Lowepro: Trekker AW Backpacks
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Lowepro
Trekker AW Backpacks
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MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION: MAMIYA 645E
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MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION
MAMIYA 645E
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