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Dave Howard Posted: May 01, 2000 0 comments

Rangefinder, Panoramic, And Large Format Cameras, Plus The Darkroom

Rangefinder Cameras. If the only thing keeping you from becoming a proud owner of a Contax G2 was the lack of a zoom lens, then wait no longer; Contax has announced the Carl Zeiss 35-70mm Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens.

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Dave Howard Posted: Apr 01, 1999 0 comments

Most photographers are a restless lot, constantly on the lookout for new subjects at which to aim their cameras. Many a cold, winter evening is spent poring over vacation brochures, trying to decide which enticing destination would offer the greatest...

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Dave Howard Posted: Jul 01, 2000 0 comments

Growing up in the 1950s, I remember envying a friend who lived down the block, because his dad took their vacation pictures on slide film and projected them. I marveled at the 6' wide Kodachrome majesty of faraway places like Yellowstone...

Dave Howard Posted: May 01, 2003 0 comments

Roundshot 28/220

The Roundshot line of professional, full-rotation (360Þ horizontally) panoramic cameras is easily the most extensive and best known in this decidedly small niche of the special-purpose camera market. The...

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Dave Howard Posted: Jun 01, 2000 0 comments

Most of us have, on more occasions than we'd care to count, suffered through "presentations" of vacation photos. Whether fresh out of stacks of processing envelopes, chronologically arranged in albums, or clunk-whacking their...

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Dave Howard Posted: Sep 01, 1999 0 comments

PhotoPlus Expo West '99 was held this past June 17-19 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, which represents as centrally located a venue as possible for the far-flung denizens of L.A.'s urban sprawl.

Falling as it does...

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Dave Howard Posted: Jun 01, 1999 0 comments

It doesn't take long to tell whether most photo-related equipment was designed by a "design team," or by a photographer. The "team" product usually looks slick, but five minutes into an in-depth examination you've most...

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Dave Howard Posted: Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

For readers who are unfamiliar with the Holga camera, a bit of background is in order, lest you wonder why I would bother to review a $100 enlarger, with its inevitable compromises.

The plastic-lensed Holga, and its glass-lensed sibling, the Woca, are...

Dave Howard Posted: Mar 01, 1999 1 comments

The main factor preventing many photographers from buying a panoramic camera has been the $2000 plus price tag. Unless you specialize in panoramas, such a major outlay can be hard to justify. Although a couple of less expensive cameras have been available...

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Dave Howard Posted: Feb 26, 2004 Published: May 01, 2000 0 comments

Tripods, Filters, And Misc Gizmos

Tripods. The Smith-Victor booth had a sampling of their Acme-Lite tripod line, including the Propod IV. This heavy-duty, twin-shank ("crutch" style) model features unique quick-set pins that index into holes in the adjustable center...

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