Robert E. Mayer

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Jul 01, 1999 Published: Aug 01, 1999 0 comments

Evolution is inevitable in all camera formats. The past two or three decades have witnessed a vast degree in sophistication, automation, and electronicization of all types of photo equipment. The Pentax 645N was the first medium format SLR to incorporate...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Jun 01, 1999 0 comments

Heavy and sturdy enough for practically any size camera including large format 4x5, the new JTL ET-4 No. 6014 tripod should satisfy the support needs of most any photographer today. Leg length can be quickly adjusted by first loosening then tightening a...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Jun 01, 1999 0 comments

The large, fast telephoto lenses that are so popular these days for sports and action photography are long and heavy, making them unwieldy and impractical for handheld use, so they require steady tripod support to produce sharply-detailed pictures. While...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: May 01, 1999 0 comments

The Minolta AF SLR cameras are aimed toward the entry photographer just purchasing their first SLR as well as more experienced individuals already owning some Maxxum equipment who need an additional camera body. Actually there are two practically identical...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: May 01, 1999 0 comments

This year's PMA trade show was extraordinarily large, having many more diversified exhibitors than ever before coupled with a noticeable increase in attendees making it even more difficult to try to rapidly go from one place to another.

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: May 01, 1999 1 comments

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Apr 01, 1999 0 comments

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Apr 01, 1999 0 comments

When I first saw the Maxxum 9 at a private showing inside the Minolta display booth at the 1998 photokina I was impressed with this camera's capabilities and was anxious to obtain one for review--but they were not expected until sometime in the...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Mar 01, 1999 0 comments

Extremely simplified shadowless electronic flash lighting is often difficult to achieve. This type of soft, diffused light is most suitable for a wide variety of tiny subjects recorded close-up and other nearby conventional objects. Typical subjects ideal...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Feb 01, 1999 0 comments

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the really great web sites? Shutterbug is featuring this column, dedicated
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