Snap Happy Camera
Something new in flash cameras—takes 35-mm. photos at 1-25,000 see.
IMAGINE a camera so fast, so accurate, so automatic in operation that with it any novice can take pictures of spot news events and fast action that are as good as those of any professional!
PITY THE POOR PHOTOGRAPHER
The lens-hawks of the press risk life and limb to bring you those front-page pictures .
REPORTS FROM the Korean war zone of the reporters and press photographers killed or wounded in action frame as no surprise to anyone who has followed the remarkable development of on-the-spot journalism in the past twenty years.
Letters Rain Down in Movie Title
Amateur cinematographers who wish to inject a touch of originality into their home movie titles will find the following trick quite interesting. Unlike the familiar stunt of having groups of letters suddenly fly into view and arrange themselves in the form of a title, this effect is that of a quantity of letters raining past the view. At intervals certain ones affix themselves at random to the easel to spell out the title.
If you move something to various positions I’m pretty sure it shouldn’t be called a “button”.
Single Button Adjusts Camera for Making Any Snapshot
As A convenient time-saver for snapshooters, a new camera is equipped with a lens diaphragm that is coupled to the setting mechanism of the shutter so that only one adjustment is necessary before taking a picture.
WEIGHTED LADS are British soccer players strengthening neck and back muscles, testing Russian, Continental teams’ technique.
CHROME-PLATED fireplug cost La Jolla, Calif., Dr. Edward Courtney $222.50 to pretty up.
LIGHTNING-STRUCK Civil War gun delights kids in Springfield Armory Museum, Mass.
PENNY FARTHING bike fitted with motor is part of 85-year-old Rowland Winn’s museum of ancient cars and bikes, Leeds, England.
THOUSAND-LB. stuffed bear at Yale’s Peabody Museum was gift of toymaker A. C. Gilbert.
Cyclographic Camera Photographs Speedy Mechanical Motion
By G. H. DACY
THE most remarkable development in modern photography is centered in the cyclographic camera recently devised and perfected by Dr. T.E. Eckhardt and his assistants at the Washington laboratories of the National Bureau of Standards. This special camera is a masterpiece of photographic skill, as it takes pictures of things on the fly, traveling at such excessive velocities that no other camera under the sun is qualified to get a picture of their flight.
APPARENTLY the scope of color photography will never be exhausted. J. Clarence McCarthy now comes up with an idea —and a whole new bag of tricks and small-scale props—for striking table-top shots. Here are some of the results with his own treasured transparencies projected for the background. He tells on page 182 how this fascinating new hobby can be pursued and shows in drawings how the table sets for these and other photos were made.
I love the contrast of the tiny Vidicon tube and the Perceptron that apparently requires giant letters and lots of lighting to do it’s recognition. Incidentally the Perceptron was an early neural network implementation.
…electronics in the news
SKY EYE FOR TV: The Editors of Electronics Illustrated are accustomed to receiving photos of pretty girls holding things from the manufacturers of tubes and other electronic components. We thought
Don’t give us any of your lip! A giraffe at Rome. Italy, zoo stretches its neck and sticks out its tongue to reach for a tasty piece of cake.
Corset-like, ventilated cooling suit made in England keeps jet pilots cool when they By at supersonic speeds or in a torrid climate.