Test Your Lenses at Home

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by marc_bergman|1, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. In their November 1962 issue Modern Photography had an article on how to test your lenses at home.


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  2. Here is an article about using Tungsten film outdoors. Does it give better colors?


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  3. What are the best screens for showing your slides?


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  4. Bennett Sherman looks at how photography is use for scientific measurement.


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  5. This month's 35mm column shows how to use your camera for copying documents.


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  6. The How Far Have We Gone? columns shows the Ermanox medium format camera with a 100mm f/2.0 lens from 1925.


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  7. Here is the Behind the Scenes column.


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  8. Here are this month's Modern Tests.


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


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  10. Here are this month's dealer ads.


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  11. Thanks for the memories, really and truly.

    Keep up the good work, it is appreciated.
     
  12. Excellent. I've finally caught up with your posts, Marc, and I'll echo JDM's sentiments; I really enjoy these trips back in time.
     
  13. Great and informative look back, Marc. Thanks. The lens test article was very thorough and would even be useful today with a suitable film and developer. I remember when I started receiving Edmund Scientific catalogs that some of them had the Air Force lens resolution charts.
     
  14. Thanks for posting these windows into the past, Marc.

    Much to be said for Modern for disclosing a home version of their lens test procedure. I wonder if current lens testers go to these lengths.

    The only time I have ever seen ring lights was when my dentist wanted to register surgery, not really a pleasant memory.

    Outstanding Keppler article on screens, useful even today.

    THTH has a Fed inquiry. The Fed is catalogued as a "doubtful bargain".

    There is an ad of HPS, being introduced;L I am old enough to have used it. Green cartridges if my memory is correct. Nikon Photomic meter, Mamiya C3, and my Rolleicord Vb. A good crop!
     

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