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 color film?
(3) Top most-used paper?
(4) B&W enlarger w/ color pack, dichro color enlarger, or somethine else? - Bonus points if you can you remember the model!
If 1988's too specific, we can just say "the 1980s". :-)
(1) Nikon F3HP purchased new in 1983, I still own and use this camera.
(2) Kodachrome 64 Professional color transparency film - a great film!
(3) Slides processed by Kodak Laboratories.
(4) Did not own, or use, an enlarger.
I began 1988 with a cheap 35mm camera (don't remember the brand, except that it sounded Japanese or Chinese) with a single shutter speed (1/125 sec) and 4 apertures (16,11,8, and 6). I shot mostly Ektachrome 200. By the end of 1988 I was using ECN 5247 and 5294 and having slides made from the negatives. The camera had also been upgraded to a Pentax ME Super.
Prints were more expensive than slides, and I was a student (High School until June, then College in August) then so lower prices were more important to me then than they are now (must still live within a budget!) I love the look of a projected slide!!
Shoot more film.
There are eight ways to put a slide into a projector tray. Seven of them are wrong.
Sounds like Minolta was selling a lot of cameras back then. that's right I remember Minolta was a strong player when I was that young. whatever happened to them ? today Nikon and Canon seem to be the only on top.
Early 80's to about 1987(ish)
Kodak X15F instamatic
Kodacolor II 126 cartridges and
York brand film that I would purchase when I sent off to York for processing.
Around '87 I got a Sears 35mm point and shoot camera that would allow me to choose film speed, 100,200,400,800, and 1000. The film was again York brand, it was really cheap when I purchased it through them when I processed my film there.
In color, generally I was shooting my Canon "New" F-1 and in 1989 I had my first medium format camera--a Pentacon 6 that I bought used with four lenses in Poland when the black-market value of the zloty against the dollar was about 10,000:1 and these cameras weren't so interesting outside of Eastern Europe. I usually shot Kodachrome 25 in 35mm when I could and Agfachrome 100 in both formats. Agfachrome 100 of that era printed beautifully onto Cibachrome without masking.