Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by marc_bergman|1, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. In their March 1963 issue Modern Photography magazine's Herbert Keppler looks at this new film.

    Kodachrome-X 1 sm 2
  2. John Wolbarst gives a detailed look at Polaroid's Polacolor film.

    Polacolor 1 sm 2
  3. Sometimes the Letters to the Editor can have interesting information.

    Letters 1 sm 2
  4. The Pictures in a Minute column looks at the Polacolor version that was never released.

    PiaM 1 sm 2
  5. Here is the Techniques Tomorrow column.

    TT 1 sm 2
  6. The Sound Advice column looks at a new tape cassette system.

    SA 1 sm 2
  7. Here are this month's Modern Tests.

    MT 1 sm 2
  8. Here are this month's camera equipment ads.

    Ansco 1 sm 2
  9. Always thanks.

    Especially for the "tele converter" story.

    Here's an earlier extender solution from Modern Photography, Nov. 1959
  10. Thanks, Marc; I was interested to read the discussion in "Tankmanship", center loading reels v. "Rock and Reel". I currently use "Rock and Reel" tanks, but always used centre-loading stainless reels for development in deep tanks. I wonder which our members prefer...
  11. A great look back as usual. The tape article was interesting. I don't remember this system. Of course the battle between 8 track cartridges and cassettes would come later.
    Never shot much Kodachrome-X except in 126 cartridge and maybe one roll of 110 in a Pocket Instamatic 40 (unless it was Kodachrome 64 by then. I tended to shoot Kodachrome II in my dad's Mamiya Sekor 1000 TL and sometimes high speed Ektachrome. In college after I had my own 35mm gear I used the High Speed Ektachrome, Fujichrome R100 and and few rolls of Kodachrome 64.
    But again, great issue and thanks for sharing.
  12. Thanks again Marc for sharing these!

    Philips would introduce the Compact Cassette just a few months later, and 3M's breakthrough would quickly fall into oblivion.

    I enjoyed the Polacolor articles - now I understand why the name of the "impossible project"! According to the ads, 4x5 Polaroid was also starting to be offered.

    HK managed to do a great piece on teleconverters, disguised as a review of the 1.85x Spiratone. But the market didn't really follow his enthusiasm for bellows. I wonder if he he really went for a field day with a 135mm and bellows.

    The tankmanship article brought memories - so many of those old cartridges were around my late father's darkroom; I reloaded more than a few, and used almost all of those tank systems. The article has very practical advice for those that would like to start developing their own film.

    In the tests, the classic 50/1.4 Nikkor was out, and the 43-86 made its debut in a Nikkorex body. I remember other HK appraisals of this zoom that did not seem so warm.

    Finally., I found a very uncharacteristic error in THTH. The Ansco Super Speedex did have a rangefinder! Hope that Mr. Spurlock was not confused.

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