SLR Viewing: What a mess!!

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by marc_bergman|1, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Bennett Sherman takes a look at SLR viewing in the November 1967 issue of Modern Photography.

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  2. Take a look at the Konica camera in the Behind the Scenes column.

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  3. Simon Nathan looks at super lenses for 2 1/4 SLRs.

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  4. Bennett Sherman asks, "Are there better ways to test lenses"?

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  5. Arthur Kramer looks at the resolution of printing papers.

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  6. Here are this month's Modern Tests.

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  7. Here are this month's camera equipment ads.

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  8. Found this a particularly fun read: it always has baffled me how little attantion there is (in photography courses or similar) for handholding techniques, and how holding the camera better can help a lot in battling movements. Sure, a tripod is better etc. but most people shoot hand-held, and yet I've never seen instruction books, teachers, course instructors dedicate much time to it.
  9. I agree on the Keppler article.

    It amazes me how many folks I see with a two-handed death grip, one on each side of the body, and with their elbows flailing every which way. Cradling the lens and tucking my elbows is so second-nature that I don't even think about it.

    For shorter shutter speeds, I use the breathing techniques that I practiced and learned for bullseye and long-range shooting. I can't say I'm that great at either, but at least it helped me. Basically, I was taught to inhale then squeeze the trigger(or release the shutter) while exhaling slowly.
  10. As usual Marc, thanks for the time & effort to keep this info available.
    Loved the Alpa & Nikkormat 'updates'...
  11. Good reads. Wouldn't that be cool if Nikon came out with a limited edition Nikkormat dFTn?
  12. Great read again, thanks Marc. Good advice from Keppler; I think the waist-level viewfinders win out when it comes to steadiness. Imagine trying to hold a Box Brownie still at eye level!
  13. Too bad the Konica 120 reflex never went into production. Interesting read as always.
  14. Thanks again, Marc. Another couple of good Keppler articles, on holding the camera and on zooms.

    The film-developer roundup came useful. I am currentlly experimenting with an old can of DK-50, so it was nice to see it featured only 50 years ago.

    Equipment wise, the Pen FT was out and being tested; Leica M4, and Exakta VX IIb were advertised.. I remember how expensive the high end cameras felt at the time.

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