Anyone remember super slides?

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  1. Paul Howell

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    The Yashica 44 was a nice camera, don't recall if it was based on the Mat or D, I think the Mat, but had a good lens, light, did not take up much room. I think Extaka made a SLR that used 127 with a range of lens.
     
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    A paradigm change has taken place.
     
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    So were you using bulk 46mm E4 film?
     
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    I sense you're sore about what I said to you on the previous page. No offence was intended, but sadly it remains true. 'Sadly' because I wish we still had real photography stores, with shelves full of new gear and trade ins, where the shop keeper was about 150 years old and knew everything about anything. I wish we still had the kind of flea markets I remember where you could find anything and everything, for bargain prices. But those days are gone and IMO the hobby is a worse place for it. But I can't turn back the clock and unfortunately that time won't ever come back.

    Have a happy new year.
     
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    I'm not sore at all, I was just hinting at the other side of the medal. And I know I cannot get quite a lot locally, actually never could.
     
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    I remember back around the 1970', in the UK, s that GAF sold sets of 4 super-slides, in a plastic display sleeve, of various subjects, mainly historic places, as souvenirs in photoshops and holiday places (I think they were also sold as "Sawyers Panavue" brand?). I have a few sets bought by my late parents, and I'm guessing that the slides may have been Anscochrome or something like that....they were excellent quality when new, but some have deteriorated to the pink/purple color typical of duplicates from negatives from that era.
     
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    Yeah it will have been Sawyers because GAF was basically Sawyers stuff rebranded.
     
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    I think that the 127 film crippled this design--it uses a much smaller diameter spool, so it's hard to wind tightly and not get light leaks, it could "take a set" because of the tight winding, and the number of different films was limited. It started to see some resurgence in the early 1960's, but had to compete with the ascending 35mm SLR format for serious photographers, and the instamatic 126 models for amateur shooters.

    Still, I like a square format and wish it had survived with an improved spool--a 127 SLR would have been pretty nice.
     
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    Yes and we all know that Hasselblad said that square is the perfect format.
     
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    I have several travel slides family members purchased at places like; National Cathedral, Lincoln Monument, White House, St. Louis Arch, River Boats and such they all are Super Slides. Seems to me they all were that way back then.
     
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