60 Years Ago - May 1955

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by marc_bergman|1, May 27, 2015.

  1. Welcome to May 1955. Let's start with a look at Ektachrome.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38552878@N02/18164171955/in/album-72157653137162950/lightbox/
     
  2. Is Polaroid just a novelty?
    Some photos shown are not job friendly.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38552878@N02/18164165985/in/album-72157651225948613/lightbox/
     
  3. Herb Keppler takes a look at the new Kodak Retina IIIc.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38552878@N02/18164161385/in/album-72157653137347040/lightbox/
     
  4. Here is an article on 2 new RF camera systems.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38552878@N02/17976273738/in/album-72157653141326438/lightbox/
     
  5. A 50mm f/1.2 lens in 1955, fact or fiction?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38552878@N02/18165300201/in/album-72157653141371948/lightbox/
     
  6. It is May 1955. What will happen in photography over the next 20 years? Lloyd Varden gives us his take in the What's Ahead column.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38552878@N02/17976435970/in/album-72157653137481390/lightbox/
     
  7. Here are this month's camera equipment ads.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38552878@N02/18165318641/in/album-72157653141528788/lightbox/
     
  8. Here are this month's dealer ads.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38552878@N02/18164174225/in/album-72157653137685180/lightbox/
     
  9. That is it for May 1955. All material was from Modern Photography magazine. All comments and suggestions are welcome.
     
  10. Varden was a pretty good guesser.
     
  11. The May 55 articles were a good read. I found Varden to be out on a limb, especially on atomic batteries.
     
  12. I'm overwhelmed.
     
  13. Cameras were really starting to get interesting...nice Retina article.
     
  14. Indeed, the atomic batteries are a typically 50's sort of projection, but in other areas, such as on camera and pocket size electronic flashes, digital imaging, APS, etc. he did pretty well, considering the time. A lot of misses, but considering that futurists in other areas were putting us in flying cars and spaceships, it's not too bad.
     
  15. At least he didn't talk about atomic flash units.
    What is your guide number with that sucker?
     
  16. Thanks for the look back. Informative Retina article.
     

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