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Nikon Historical Society Jason Schneider is perhaps the world's most famous expert on camera collecting.  Over the course of his long career he has been a photojournalist, a commercial photographer, and a camera test lab manager.  For 18 years he wrote his incredibly influential Camera Collector monthly column at the still deeply missed MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY magazine where Jason was also Editorial Director. Modern was followed by his 16 year stint as Editor-Chief of Popular Photography, then the world's largest imaging magazine. Along the way many of his Modern Camera collecting articles were republished in the wonderful 3 volume set JASON SCHNEIDER ON CAMERA COLLECTING.

Focusing on a wide range of interests, Jason has been an avid photography enthusiast, writer, and lecturer amazingly enough since his early teens.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington Square College of New York University, where he majored in English Literature, minored in Classics, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Schneiderís poetry and critical essays on poetry have been published in the NYU college literary magazine and in various collections.  He's currently working on a book on Emily Dickinson's poetry "Understanding Emily Dickinson. A Reader's Guide To The Enlightened Master."

Jason is an expert on most things photography:  no only camera collecting and analog photography, but also digital photography, the history of camera design and technology, the business of photography, what it is to be a photographer, and as he once proved to me, the best place to buy bratworst at Photokina in Cologne. If all of that was not enough, Jason is genuinely one of the nicest, most knowledgeable and interesting human beings you will ever likely have the good fortune to meet on the net.

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This could be Leica's answer to weatherproofing the M10.
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Wow- that is rare.

Nikon's selection of cases is amazing. Cases for almost every accessory, every occasion.
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Rotoloni's going to have to do a new edition of his book!
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I believe they're now called "blimps." Companies still make them for dSLRs for use on movie sets, etc., e.g., http://bit.ly/gK2YNU

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memphis photo has the old yellow sound muffler for the F's equipped with motor drive -- it's a weird concoction - it looks like a hazmat suit for a camera -- or a big yellow hand puppet --- never seen one of those before -- it was told to me that in theaters, recording studios, and other events that required a level of quiet, this was used to muffle the sound

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Five a Second. Chicago's Bell & Howell Co. (cameras) announced that it would put on sale this fall the world's most expensive still camera. Its "Foton" will take five 35-mm. pictures a second, sell for $700. Bell & Howell, which has found that "families of both low and high incomes now spend over $550" for movie equipment, hopes to sell 20,000 Fotons a year.
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Don't forget that Hasselblad made a blimp for the EL camera in the 60's and 70's.
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Wow, I have a reason to live for - to find another one :-)
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I believe they're now called "blimps." Companies still make them for dSLRs for use on movie sets, etc., e.g., http://bit.ly/gK2YNU
An old photobud was a still photographer and worked on film sets in the 60's, 70's and 80's. He had blimps for his motorized Canon A-1's.
They looked like the old style cases for electric shavers on steroids.
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