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    1945 Kodak 35RF!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof_Pixel View Post
    'Been there, done that'. My first couple of years (57- 59) as a photographer for the University of Michigan student newspaper (Michigan Daily) when on a tight deadline, I occasionally tray processed a 4X5 sheet in a tray of Dektol and printed the negative wet. Newspaper reproduction was via a Fairchild Scan-A-Sizer.

    When Google searching for "Fairchild Scan-A-Sizer", I came across this interesting article describing newspaper photography in 1957. Sarasota Herald-Tribune "Pictures Play Major Role In Growth of Newspapers" at http://bit.ly/WFJ819

    You may need to reduce the magnification and scroll around the page to see all the articles.
    What I found interesting is that if you read both articles it basically says you can develop a piece of film AND print it with enough time left to spend 15-20 minutes with the engraving machine... Meaning the develop and print process could be a MAX of 15 minutes... Such BS... OR those news guys were insane! No wonder they used alcohol to dry it quick, didn't seem to have time to even clear the film! LOL printing right from a wet neg makes a lot of sense from this timeframe schedule lol. I'm sure the newspaper wants to just sound impressive and "wow" the audience but c'mon! Lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    What I found interesting is that if you read both articles it basically says you can develop a piece of film AND print it with enough time left to spend 15-20 minutes with the engraving machine... Meaning the develop and print process could be a MAX of 15 minutes... Such BS... OR those news guys were insane! No wonder they used alcohol to dry it quick, didn't seem to have time to even clear the film! LOL printing right from a wet neg makes a lot of sense from this timeframe schedule lol. I'm sure the newspaper wants to just sound impressive and "wow" the audience but c'mon! Lol


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    15 minutes would be a rush, but doable in the day.

    30 minutes would be fairly common.

    The quickest I ever had to develop and print something from a roll was one hour - while they held the presses.
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    1945 Kodak 35RF!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    15 minutes would be a rush, but doable in the day.

    30 minutes would be fairly common.

    The quickest I ever had to develop and print something from a roll was one hour - while they held the presses.
    Now that's pressure....


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    Our "rush" at Cape Canaveral was on the order of 15 mins. to 1/2 hour. When doing real intelligence work in SEA, our rush was literally in and out the door. Some negs were still tacky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Our "rush" at Cape Canaveral was on the order of 15 mins. to 1/2 hour. When doing real intelligence work in SEA, our rush was literally in and out the door. Some negs were still tacky.

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    OK so THAT's pressure... had to one up Matt didn't you Ron? haha

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    Not really. When you are doing intelligence work, lives are at stake and the answer is "we want it now". Today, they are using video cameras to get instant views, or satellite views.

    That is in real time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    OK so THAT's pressure... had to one up Matt didn't you Ron? haha
    I think my example(s) were typical for newspaper work - and therefore relatively common.

    There is/was nothing "common" about the work Ron was discussing .
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    I think that you will note that the Cape work was newspaper work and the times matched what Matt gave.

    And the other times, as Matt says, were hardly ordinary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    I think that you will note that the Cape work was newspaper work and the times matched what Matt gave.

    And the other times, as Matt says, were hardly ordinary.

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    So I guess you know some pretty interesting secrets then huh? Make any dupe slides of anything interesting? the 3rd gunmen perhaps? hehe

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    Getting back to the camera, one of the ugliest ever. Crude visually and also not that fun to use. I've shot with the rangefinder-less Kodak 35, and that also wasn't fun.

    The Signet 35 was a breath of fresh air when it was released. Despite it being a bit small, it's a very nice design with clean lines and very good functionality.

    The Kodak 35 RF and Signet 35:


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