digital cameras

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Wed Jul 14 15:37:56 1999

Polaroid also made/makes a 35mm slide film, with an external developing
device. I've got a bunch of that, but even refrigerated, it's probably
not gonna last much longer. (Arctic expedition photos and blank media
lasted for decades in the cold, but the modern stuff doesn't have that
kinda lide)

> >In addition, is the "Speed Magny"? still around? That was a Polaroid
> >back for a Nikon F! It wrapped around the bottom with mirrors or prisms,
> >so that the back was actually facing the subject.
> Never *ever* saw one of those. How big was the resulting polaroid
> exposure (i.e. was there optics in there to make it larger than 24mm x
> 36mm?)

Yes. I think that it may have been 3.25 x 4.25, but I never used one, so
I don't know for sure. They probably weren't on the market for very long.

I've seen a few digital backs for Nikons and for decent sized cameras, but
the prices are way too high to consider.

I guess that I have a hard time accepting how much prices have changed in
only a few decades. 'course if I were willing to part with some
screw-mount Leicas which cost $20 - $100 in the 60s, it would probably pay
for some new toys.

Grumpy Ol' Fred
Received on Wed Jul 14 1999 - 15:37:56 BST

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