35mm Cameras

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George Schaub Posted: Jul 01, 2001 0 comments

Point-and-shoot zoom ranges keep getting more impressive. Not long ago the 35-105mm was the king; now, with Samsung's Maxima Elite 170QD we have a 4.4x zoom that stretches out to a rather incredible 170mm. Of course, point-and-shoot...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jun 01, 2001 0 comments

Contax N1
Now the flagship of the Contax line, the N1 has a new, larger N-mount that's completely electronic and accepts only AF lenses. Most incorporate an ultrasonic focus motor for silent, high-speed operation. With an adapter, it...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Feb 01, 2001 0 comments

After more than a decade of technological innovation, the multimode SLR cameras now dominate just about every brand on the market. Packed with a full array of capabilities, their "intelligent" exposure meters, multiple Programs, "fuzzy logic" computers, and predictive AF systems offer valuable...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jan 01, 2001 0 comments

Just when we thought that cameras had reached the maximum level of technological achievement, Minolta engineers raised the bar significantly. Their new Maxxum 7 took a giant step beyond our expectations with some truly innovative technology. Resembling a...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Dec 01, 2000 1 comments

Once every two years, the world's largest photographic trade show--photokina--is held in Cologne, Germany, in September. In those years (including 2000) we always find that camera manufacturers announce SLR models with entirely new technology. This year was no exception, with four major cameras announced...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Dec 01, 2000 0 comments

There have been relatively few new compact 35 or APS cameras introduced in the past year, and those that have arrived generally don't have any unusual uniqueness or pizzazz.

One camera does stand...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Dec 01, 2000 0 comments

The third generation of EOS Elan cameras, the new Elan 7 and 7E promise to be even more successful than their predecessors. Incorporating all of the Elan II series' best features the new models include several significant upgrades. Employing some...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

Exceptionally small, light, and very solid are the descriptive attributes of this compact camera. It is an example of German precise engineering and design. A throwback to the fully manual operating camera era. The film speed ISO has to be set...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Sep 01, 2000 0 comments

Following the resounding success of the ZX-5N--a high tech autofocus SLR with traditional controls--Pentax has introduced several models with an equally handsome silver and black finish. Most recent is the mid-priced ZX-7, designed for maximum...

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George Schaub Posted: Aug 01, 2001 Published: Aug 01, 2000 0 comments

Professional photographers need a snapshot camera, too. But they require one that delivers the sharpness they have come to expect in their working cameras and a quality look and feel. Happily, there is a small, and somewhat pricey class...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jun 01, 2000 0 comments

Canon's EOS-1 V is an entirely new camera, dubbed as "the world's fastest" due to its 10 fps ability. While it does include some EOS-3 features, the technology has been upgraded since that model was designed. As well...

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Tom Fuller Posted: May 01, 2000 0 comments

Phoenix P1 And P2 35mm SLR Cameras

Despite the profusion of autofocus, auto-everything SLRs that offer some significant technological innovations, there still remains a demand for good bare-bones camera designs. This is to some...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: May 01, 2000 0 comments

Minolta Maxxum QTsi

Anybody seeking to graduate from simple compact cameras with their notoriously inaccurate viewfinders and limited close focusing capability and expand their photographic horizons usually accomplish this by...

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Rick Sammon Posted: May 01, 2000 0 comments

35mm In The Millennium

The first serious 35mm SLR camera I ever saw (back in 1959, when I was 9 years old) was my dad's Canon...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Feb 01, 2000 0 comments

Anyone who reads the ads in photo magazines even occasionally, will be well aware of the 35mm cameras designated as "professional." Just about every manufacturer offers at least one and generally prices it far above its "amateur" counterparts. These models hold a lot of...

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