55 years Ago - March 1962

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by marc_bergman|1, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Great look back as always, Marc! My compact outfit is a lot like Herb Keppler's -- a IIIf with collapsible 50mm Elmar, 35mm Summaron, VIOOH finder and small light meter.
  2. Another great post, thanks again Marc.I became interested in photography at about this time!

    It seems that the battle RF vs SLR was raging; this number is partial to the RF side. Great pictures in the "rfdr" article!

    In the Cofee Break we get information about Sophia Loren and Eisenstadt - Loren turned later into a photographer herself.

    Tthe pocket-sized kit is still great advice!

    Again many thanks for these contributions to the forum.
  3. Great series of articles here, Marc. Thanks for sharing. The "pocket" idea really took off later (in fixed lens cameras) with the Rollei 35, Petri Color 35, and many others. Never realized how compact the IIIA could be, though. When SLR's became lighter and newer lens designs came to market, some SLR's achieved near-pocket status. My Yashica FX-3 Super 2000 with Carl Zeiss 45mm f2.8 will fit in a jacket pocket, as will my Konica TCX with 40mm f1.8 Hexanon. But in 1962 if a camera/lens combo were made as compactly as the two I mentioned the weight would have been a strain on pockets.
    Thanks again.

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