Just curious to see how much the last 25 years has changed the field of photography...
Just for fun!
Okay, back in 1988, what were you using for:
(1) Top most-used camera?
(2) Top most-used film?
(3) Top most-used paper?
(4) B&W enlarger, color enlarger, other printing equipment?
If 1988's too specific, we can just say "the 1980s". :-)
1) Kodak Model B 6½ x 8½ with 7" Wray Lens
2) ILFORD FP4
3) AGFA Record Rapid with own mix of Amidol, usually toned afterwards with Kodak Selenium toner
4) De Vere enlarger but mostly used as a light source for contact printing whole plate sized negatives in a Paterson Contact Printing Frame
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1. Grandfather's (later mom's) Prakica MTL 5. Great camera!
2. I frankly don't know. I only remember ORWO and Efke brands (yaay for growing up in a socialistic country). I have no idea what color film we used.
Pentax LX with the 24~50 zoom outdoors, and primes in the clubs: a 20, a 35 a 55 and a 200. A completely stripped down graflex with a Xenar 135 I still have.
Plus-X outside, Trix-X inside.
Kodak Polyfiber and Oriental Seagull G (those blue boxes!)
Printed with a Beseler 45 with an Aristo coldlight. Proofsheets on Azo in an old Airforce Printer.
That darkroom was quite something, in a friends basement on East 7th between C & D, $100 a month that we split. A great big sink we made of fiberglassed plywood at the cost of many brain cells. Had a small patch of ground out the back door where I grew Irises. That darkroom was still intact, tho out of use till Sandy spit 5 feet of water in there.
i was shooting a lot of portraits of strangers .. and some assignment work
yashica 124G + K1000 ( the next year was a speed graphic + tri x )
tmx/tmy + sprint film developer
everything printed on grade 3 -4 seagull (blue box ) + sprint paper developer
i was also coating glass plates with liquid light, and using sprint developer to process them
silver magnets, trickle tanks sold
artwork often times sold for charity
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1. Canon T90
2. TMax 400 in TMax developer and FP4 in ID11 / D76
3. Agfa Brovira (or whatever Agfa's single graded RC paper was at that time.
4. A very cheap Dia enlarger which I bought in 1973 whilst in high school. At least I upgraded the enlarger lens from a non-descript Soligor to an El Nikkor 50mm f4